WARTON, Thomas, the younger. ~ Ode for Music, as performed at the Theatre in Oxford, on the second of July, 1751. Being the Anniversary appointed by the late Lord Crew, Bishop of Durham, for the Commemoration of Benefactors to the University … Set to Music by Dr. Hayes, Professor of Music. Oxford, Printed for R. Clements and J. Barrett; W. Thurlbourne in Cambridge; and R. Dodsley, in … London. [ 1751.]
4to (250 × 192 mm), pp. 11, ; final page (blank) a little dusty, creased where previously folded; disbound.
First edition. The annual Creweian Oration at Oxford still commemorates the University’s benefactors. This is an early work by Warton, later professor of poetry at Oxford 1757–67 and poet laureate, 1785–90. Hayes’s music appears never to have been published.