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Purcell, Henry 1659-1695

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Works: 14,796 works in 31,042 publications in 10 languages and 171,718 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Operas  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Scores  Thematic catalogs (Music)  Songs  Excerpts 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Musician, Conductor, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Contributor, Performer, Honoree, Compiler, Attributed name, Adapter, Arranger, Librettist, Artist, Dubious author
Classifications: M1500.P87, 782.1
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Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

341 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 9,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

201 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." -- Jbhifi.com.au
Dido and Aeneas : an opera by Henry Purcell( )

282 editions published between 1848 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparkling miniature opera, filled with intense drama and elegant song, lasts no more than an hour, yet unfolds a virtuoso range of expressive music, from a high-spirited sailors{u2019} dance to Dido{u2019}s touching lament "When I am laid in earth." First presented in 1689, remains the oldest operatic work still popularly performed. Authoritative early edition
King Arthur by Henry Purcell( Recording )

113 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur. Maurice Bevan, baritone Paul Elliott,tenor Mark Deller,contr-tenor Honor Sheppard, soprano Alfred Deller,contr-tenor Jean Knibbs, soprano Nigel Beavan,bass Rosemary Hardy, soprano Leigh Nixon,tenor . The Deller Choir. The King's Musick. Alfred Deller, director. Libretto and notes
The Indian queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

92 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Queen: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 630. Libretto: John Dryden and Robert Howard
40 songs for voice and piano by Henry Purcell( )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library has v.1,2,4
Ayres for the theatre by Henry Purcell( )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music in The fairy queen; English opera (1692) by Henry Purcell( )

69 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2 flûtes à bec, 3 hautbois, 1 basson, 2 trompettes, timbales, cordes
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day 1692 ; Psalm 3 ; Psalm 128 ; music for the funeral of Queen Mary by Henry Purcell( Recording )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emblems by United States Marine Band( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This disc features selections by The United States Marine Band under the direction of Timothy W. Foley
The tempest by Henry Purcell( Recording )

50 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tempest or The Enchanted Island: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 631. Libretto: Thomas Shadwell
Fantazias & in nomines by Henry Purcell( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Feb. 1994, in St. Bartholomew's Church, Orford, Suffolk
The Blessed Virgin's expostulation by Henry Purcell( )

44 editions published between 1947 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for Queen Mary by Henry Purcell( Recording )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists: Monteverdi Choir and orchestra ; Equale brass ensemble ; John Eliot
Fantazias by Henry Purcell( )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come ye sons of art : (Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary, 1694) by Henry Purcell( )

49 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally for solo voices (SAAB), chorus (SATB), and orchestra
Music for a while by Henry Purcell( Recording )

96 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur by Henry Purcell( )

69 editions published between 1790 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the skill of musick by John Playford( Book )

34 editions published between 1694 and 1972 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasant musical companion : being a choice collection of catches, for three and four voices. Compos'd by Dr. John Blow, the late Mr. Henry Purcell, and other eminent masters by John Blow( )

48 editions published between 1707 and 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dido and Aeneas : an opera
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Byrd, William, 1543-1623.

Henricus Purcell

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Henry Purcell componist uit Koninkrijk Engeland (1659-1695)

Henry Purcell compositeur britannique

Henry Purcell compositor anglès

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Henry Purcell compositore inglese

Henry Purcell englischer Komponist des Barock

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Henry Purcell kompozytor angielski

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Perselas, H., 1659-1695

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Dido and Aeneas : an operaThe music in The fairy queen; English opera (1692)Come ye sons of art : (Ode for the birthday of Queen Mary, 1694)King ArthurHenry PurcellPurcell : a biographyThe Purcell companion