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Purcell, Henry 1659-1695

Overview
Works: 15,000 works in 34,262 publications in 10 languages and 183,962 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Biography  Thematic catalogs (Music)  Nonfiction films  Filmed operas  Scores  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Musician, Conductor, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Performer, 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 )

747 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 10,097 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
Dido and Aeneas : an opera by Henry Purcell( )

452 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,724 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
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

302 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,411 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
The Indian queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

132 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Queen: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 630. Libretto: John Dryden and Robert Howard
King Arthur by Henry Purcell( Recording )

174 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur or The British Worthy: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 628. Libretto: John Dryden
40 songs for voice and piano by Henry Purcell( )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

146 editions published between 1692 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,138 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 by Henry Purcell( Recording )

46 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrosian Singers, Kalmar Chanber orchestra of London Michael Tippett, conductor
O solitude by Henry Purcell( )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten sonatas of four parts by Henry Purcell( )

111 editions published between 1697 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six songs by Henry Purcell( )

88 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempest by Henry Purcell( Recording )

65 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tempest or The Enchanted Island: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 631. Libretto: Thomas Shadwell
Ayres for the theatre by Henry Purcell( )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve sonatas of three parts : (trio sonatas) by Henry Purcell( )

104 editions published between 1683 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Visual )

101 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido, queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan prince, Aeneas. During the celebrations for the couples' union, the evil sorceress plots with her coven of witches for the couples' heartbreak and tragedy
Ode on St. Cecilia's Day, 1692 : Hail! bright Cecilia : for soprano, two altos, tenor & two basses soli, SSAATB & instruments by Henry Purcell( )

72 editions published between 1895 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs and airs by Henry Purcell( )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, in part excerpts from operas and incidental music, with acc. of recorders, oboe, trumpet, violin(s), viola, archlute, theorbo, baroque guitar, viola da gamba, harpsichord, chamber organ, and organ, separately or in various combinations
Emblems by United States Marine Band( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

64 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Henri Purcell

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Henry Purcell englischer Komponist des Barock

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Languages
English (2,013)

German (94)

French (25)

Spanish (15)

Dutch (12)

Multiple languages (11)

Italian (6)

Chinese (5)

Creek (1)

Latin (1)

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Dido and Aeneas : an operaThe music in The fairy queen; English opera (1692)Ten sonatas of four partsTwelve sonatas of three parts : (trio sonatas)Ode on St. Cecilia's Day, 1692 : Hail! bright Cecilia : for soprano, two altos, tenor & two basses soli, SSAATB & instrumentsHenry PurcellPurcell : a biography