The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcel

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dc.contributor.other Henry Purcell es
dc.contributor.other Nicholas Witcomb es
dc.contributor.other Jerome Finnis es
dc.contributor.other Mark Kennedy es
dc.contributor.other Philip Hallchurch es
dc.contributor.other Susan Gritton es
dc.contributor.other James Bowman es
dc.contributor.other Rogers Covey-Crump es
dc.contributor.other Charles Daniels es
dc.contributor.other Michael George es
dc.contributor.other Robert Evans es
dc.contributor.other The Choir of the King's Consort es
dc.contributor.other The Choir of New College Oxford es
dc.contributor.other The King's Consort es
dc.contributor.other Robert King es
dc.coverage.spatial London, England es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-27T17:22:08Z
dc.date.available 2002
dc.date.available 2013-05-27T17:22:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2002
dc.date.issued 2013-05-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3044
dc.description.abstract As England's greatest composer of the Baroque, Henry Purcell was dubbed the "Orpheus Britannicus" for his ability to combine pungent English counterpoint with expressive, flexible, and dramatic word settings. While he did write instrumental music, including the important viol fantasias, the vast majority of his output was in the vocal/choral realm. His only opera, Dido and Aeneas, divulged his sheer mastery in the handling of the work's vast expressive canvas, which included lively dance numbers, passionate arias and rollicking choruses. 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 1659 to Henry Purcell, master of choristers at Westminster Abbey, and his wife Elizabeth. When he was five, his father died, forcing his mother to resettle the family of six children into a more modest house and lifestyle. In about 1668, Purcell became a chorister in the Chapel Royal, studying under chorus master Henry Cooke. He also took keyboard lessons from Christopher Gibbons, son of the composer Orlando Gibbons, and it is likely that he studied with John Blow and Matthew Locke. In 1673, Purcell was appointed assistant to John Hingeston, the royal instrument keeper. On September 10, 1677, Purcell was given the Court position of composer-in-ordinary for the violins. It is believed that many of his church works date from this time. Purcell, a great keyboard virtuoso by his late teens, received a second important post in 1679, this one succeeding Blow as organist at Westminster Abbey, a position he would retain all his life. That same year saw the publication of five of the young composer's songs in John Playford's Choice Ayres and Songs to Sing to the Theorbo-lute or Bass-viol. Around the same time, he began writing anthems with string accompaniment, completing over a dozen before 1685, and welcome songs. Purcell was appointed one of three organists at the Chapel Royal in the summer of 1682, his most prestigious post yet. Purcell composed his first ode for St. Cecilia's Day in 1683. The following month, upon Hingeston's death, he was named royal instrument keeper while retaining his other posts. The composer remained quite prolific in the middle part of the decade, primarily producing music for royal occasions. In 1685 the new King, James II, introduced many changes at Court, one of which was to make Purcell the Court harpsichordist and Blow the Court composer. Near the end of 1687, Queen Mary's pregnancy was announced and Purcell was commissioned to compose an anthem for Psalm 128, Blessed are they that fear the Lord. Many other of his anthems appeared in 1688, as did one of his more famous ones for church use, O sing unto the Lord. With the ascension of William and Mary to the throne on April 11, 1689, Purcell retained his post as royal instrument keeper, and he, along with Blow and Alexander Damazene, shared the duties of Court composers. With his royal duties reduced, he was able to pursue other opportunities, including teaching and writing for other organizations. One of Purcell's greatest successes came in 1689 with the production of Dido and Aeneas. He then collaborated with John Dryden on King Arthur in 1691, and also composed the music for The Fairy-Queen (1692), based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream both productions also scoring triumphs. In the final year of his life Purcell remained exceedingly busy, writing much for the stage, including The Indian Queen, left incomplete at his death on November 21, 1695. © Robert Cummings, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD5-- O Lord rebuke me not Z40-- With sick and famish’d eyes Z200-- How long great God Z189-- Awake and with attention hear Z181-- O God thou art my god Z35-- We sing to him whose wisdom form’d the ear Z199-- Praise the Lord O my soul and all that is within me Z47-- O I’m sick of life Z140-- O God the king of glory Z34-- Let the night perish (Job’s Curse) Z191-- When on my sick bed I languish Z144-- Rejoice in the Lord always (‘The Bell anthem’) Z49-- es
dc.format.extent 69:42 min. es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (69 min., 42 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 52530238 es
dc.subject.lcsh Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with String Orchestra, Anthems, Hymns es
dc.title The Complete Sacred Music of Henry Purcel es
dc.title.alternative La Música Sagrada Completa de Henry Purcel es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Hyperion Records Ltd. es
dc.identifier.classification 034571141411 es
dc.subject.cdu Pur.11 es


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