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Heart of Oak


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William Boyce (1711—1779) composer, organist, and music editor

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This bold patriotic song comes from a pantomime, Harlequin's Invasion, written by Garrick in 1759, the mus. being supplied by Boyce. It is a topical song, alluding to ‘this wonderful year’ (the victories of Minden, Quiberon Bay, and Quebec).

Subjects: Maritime History — Music.


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