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dc.contributor.other Henry Purcell es
dc.contributor.other Christian Mendoze es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T16:21:47Z
dc.date.available 1996
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T16:21:47Z
dc.date.copyright 1996
dc.date.issued 2013-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3854
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 Suite ’’The fairy queen’’ ; I. Prélude, II. Hornpipe, IX. Air (Recueil No. 2), V. Rondeau, VI. Prélude, III. Overture, IV. Air, VII. Entry dance, VIII. Hornpipe, IX. Dance for the fairies, X. Chaconne-- Suite ’’Abdelazer’’ ; I. Overture, II. Rondeau, III. Air, V. Minuet, VII. Jig, VIII. Hornpipe, IX. Air-- Suite ’’Dioclesian’’ ; I. Grave, II. Andantino, IV. Allegro, V. Dance of bacchanals (Allegro molto), VI. Air (Lento, Lamento), VII. Canaries (Tempo di leggiero), Dance (Moderato), IX. Country dance, X. Butter fly dance (Soft music before the dance)-- Suite ’’The virtuous wife’’ ; I. Overture, II. Song tune, III. Slow air, VI. Hornpipe, VII. Minuet (VIII. Minuet), IX.-- es
dc.format.extent 44:08min es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (44 min., 08 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.m Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 658564893 es
dc.subject.lcsh Suites es
dc.title Incidental Music es
dc.title.alternative Orchestral Suites es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Pierre Verany es
dc.identifier.classification 3297167300631 es
dc.subject.cdu Pur.03 es


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1. I. Suite ’’The fairy queen’’ - Prélude.mp3 1:46 2.436Mb MPEG Audio mp3
2. II. Suite ’’The fairy queen’’ - Hornpipe.mp3 57 1.317Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. III. Suite ’ ... ’ - Air (Recuil No. 2).mp3 1:30 2.061Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. V. Suite ’’The fairy queen’’ - Rondeau.mp3 1:12 1.650Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. VI. Suite ’’The fairy queen’’ - Prélude.mp3 35 819.6Kb MPEG Audio mp3
6 - 7. Suite ’’ ... en’’ - (Overture, Air).mp3 2:54 3.983Mb MPEG Audio mp3
8. VII. Suite ’ ... queen’’ - Entry dance.mp3 1:46 2.418Mb MPEG Audio mp3
9. VIII. Suite ’’The fairy queen’’ - Hornpipe.mp3 59 1.353Mb MPEG Audio mp3
10. IX. Suite ’ ... Dance for the fairies.mp3 1:17 1.765Mb MPEG Audio mp3
11. X. Suite ’’The fairy queen’’ - Chaconne.mp3 2:38 3.624Mb MPEG Audio mp3
12. I. Suite ’’Abdelazer’’ - Overture.mp3 2:17 3.145Mb MPEG Audio mp3
13 - 14. Suite ’’Abdelazer’’ - (Rondeau, Air).mp3 2:24 3.295Mb MPEG Audio mp3
15. V. Suite ’’Abdelazer’’ - Minuet.mp3 40 941.9Kb MPEG Audio mp3
16. VII. Suite ’’Abdelazer’’ - Jig.mp3 37 881.4Kb MPEG Audio mp3
17. VIII. Suite ’’Abdelazer’’ - Hornpipe.mp3 43 1006.Kb MPEG Audio mp3
18. IX. Suite ’’Abdelazer’’ - Air.mp3 1:22 1.888Mb MPEG Audio mp3
19. I. Suite ’’Dioclesian’’ - Grave.mp3 2:10 2.966Mb MPEG Audio mp3
20. II. Suite ’’Dioclesian’’ - Andantino.mp3 55 1.252Mb MPEG Audio mp3
21 - 22. Suite ... hanals, Allegro molto).mp3 1:58 2.713Mb MPEG Audio mp3
23. VI. Suite ’ ... - Air (Lento, Lamento).mp3 1:55 2.624Mb MPEG Audio mp3
24. VII. Suite ... es (Tempo di leggiero).mp3 28 650.3Kb MPEG Audio mp3
25. VIII. Suite ... n’’ - Dance (Moderato).mp3 56 1.284Mb MPEG Audio mp3
26. IX. Suite ’’Dioclesian’’ - Country dance.mp3 56 1.284Mb MPEG Audio mp3
27. X. Suite ’’ ... usic before the dance).mp3 2:22 3.240Mb MPEG Audio mp3
28. I. Suite ’’The virtuous wife’’ - Overture.mp3 2:00 2.749Mb MPEG Audio mp3
29. II. Suite ’ ... ous wife’’ - Song tune.mp3 2:41 3.690Mb MPEG Audio mp3
30. III. Suite ... uous wife’’ - Slow air.mp3 2:53 3.962Mb MPEG Audio mp3
31. VI. Suite ’’The virtuous wife’’ - Hornpipe.mp3 39 917.4Kb MPEG Audio mp3
32. VII. Suite ... Minuet (VIII. Minuet).mp3 1:42 2.332Mb MPEG Audio mp3
33. Minuet (VIII. Minuet) - IX.mp3 59 1.350Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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Suite ’’Dioclesian’’ - Completo.wav 11:15 113.5Mb WAV audio wav
Suite ’’The virtuous wife’’ - Completo.wav 10:37 107.1Mb WAV audio wav

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