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Not idle

Researching Christopher Smart tonight, I discovered he had written a piece called 'Idleness', which William Boyce set to music. Boyce created marvellous music despite being deaf - a fact few of his contemporaries guessed. I couldn't find 'Idleness' online, but here is Trevor Pinnock conducting The English Concert in Boyce's Symphony No. 5 in D Major. A stimulating way to open the morning. How full of hope this music sounds!

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Such beautiful music! I had no idea about Boyce, even though I'm doing grad studies in history. Thank you! I've linked to your Boyce post too.

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