|Statement||by Michael Greenhalgh.|
|Series||English music guides,, 1|
|LC Classifications||ML156.5.P87 G7 1982|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||40 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||40|
|LC Control Number||83133649|
Dec 02, · This book, the first general survey of Purcell's music in a generation, is published to coincide with the tercentenary of his death. It is the first book to explore in detail the historical context of Purcell's music, dealing fully with the institutions he worked for, the origin and development of the various genres to which he contributed, and the sources of his music.5/5(1). Jan 20, · The book is no longer new, but it is still as fresh as when it first came out. Robert King is one of the most influential and distinguished figures in the Early music movement. This is King's magnificently illustrated, in-depth study of Purcell and his times spanning over pages/5(3). Henry Purcell Often considered England's finest native composer, Purcell combined a great gift for lyrical melody with harmonic invention and mastery of counterpoint. He sang in the choir of the Chapel Royal until and became organist there in The complete edition of Purcell's music, started by the Purcell Society in , and under revision since the s, will soon be complete. At the present rate of progress it will not be long before virtually all his music is available on CD. Purcell scholarship, too, is on the move after a fallow period.
However, the book remains a volume of papers, and does not pretend to be a comprehensive guide to all aspects of relevant performance practice. the foresight of Bruce Phillips, commissioning editor of music books at Oxford University Press, is responsible for the book's appearance in the year of Purcell's tercentenary, and his patience in. Henry Purcell, English composer of the middle Baroque period, most remembered for his more than songs; a tragic opera, Dido and Aeneas; and his incidental music to a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream called The Fairy Queen. Learn more about Purcell’s life and music. Most of Purcell's theatre music was written between and (the year of his death), and within that relatively brief period he supplied music for more than forty plays. Much of the instrumental music was published in , when the composer's widow compiled A Collection of Ayres, Compos'd for the Theatre. Henry Purcell (/ˈpɜːrsəl, pərˈsɛl/) (c. 10 September – 21 November ) was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music.
Fugal invention has proved a successful line of analytical inquiry in recent studies of repertoires from Josquin to J. S. Bach. Alan Howard brings similar insights to the music of Henry Purcell, and proposes the first analytical approach to his music to examine compositional methods alongside historically contemporary theory, focusing particularly on Purcell's 'artificial'5/5(1). The English composer Henry Purcell wrote funeral music that includes his Funeral Sentences and the later Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z. Two of the funeral sentences, Man that is born of a woman Z. 27 and In the midst of life we are in death Z. 17, survive in autograph score. The Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary comprises the march and canzona Z. and the funeral sentence Thou . May 24, · As for the Naxos sampler, it is a good overview of the variety of Purcell's music. Several choral works are included: the `Jubilate Deo' in D, two selections from the Funeral Music for Queen Mary, and the Ode for St Cecilia's Day; instrumental works include two selections from The Indian Queen and one from The Fairy Queen, 5/5(1). Purcell also wrote much incidental music for stage productions, including that for Dryden 's King Arthur. His church music includes many anthems, devotional songs, and other sacred works, but few items for Anglican services. Purcell was born in to Henry Purcell, master of choristers at Westminster Abbey, and his wife Elizabeth.