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William Hine, Voluntary in F
William Hine (1687-1730) was born at Brightwell, Oxfordshire, and was successively a chorister and lay clerk of Magdalen College, Oxford, until his dismissal for fornication in 1705. Following this he became a student and assistant of Jeremiah Clarke at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, until the latter's tragic death in 1707. Hine was then Organist of Ludlow Parish Church until his appointment as Organist and Master of the Choristers at Gloucester Cathedral in 1711. Shortly after Hine's arrival in Gloucester he married Alicia, the daughter of the celebrated Gloucester bellfounder Abraham Rudhall. His time at Gloucester was very productive, and among his other accomplishments he was the teacher of Richard Church and William Hayes, and he was also one of the founders of the Three Choirs Festival. Following his untimely death, his widow Alicia published some of his choral and organ music under the title, Harmonia Sacra Glocestriensis: or, Select Anthems ... and a Voluntary for the Organ, from which this edition is taken. This voluntary is of multiple movements, suggesting perhaps a concerto written primarily for recital purposes, rather than a two or three movement piece suitable for church use. It should be noted that what is written as an inverted mordent is in English music written before 1750 to be read as an old English shake, performed as an inverted trill commencing on the lower auxiliary.

Download (1) Diapason Movement

Download (2)Flute Movement

Download (3) Diapason & Flute Movement

Download (4) Cornet & Sesquialter Movement

Download (5) Diapason & Flute Movement

Download (6) Fugue

Portrait of William Hine presented to the Holywell Music Room in Oxford by Dr. Philip Hayes, son of Hine's pupil Dr. William Hayes
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