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Purcell, Henry 1659-1695

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Works: 11,825 works in 27,757 publications in 11 languages and 155,591 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Biography  Thematic catalogs  Musical settings  Stories, plots, etc  History  Operas  Scores 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Conductor, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Musician, Performer, Creator, Contributor, Other, Adapter, Arranger, Dubious author, Honoree, Attributed name, Librettist
Classifications: ML410.P93, 782.1
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Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

660 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 8,793 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( )

345 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,979 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 )

263 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,148 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
King Arthur by Henry Purcell( Recording )

149 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,321 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 4 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library has v.1,2,4
The Indian queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

109 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Queen: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 630. Libretto: John Dryden and Robert Howard
The music in The fairy queen; English opera (1692) by Henry Purcell( )

124 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2 flûtes à bec, 3 hautbois, 1 basson, 2 trompettes, timbales, cordes
Fantasias by Henry Purcell( Recording )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Mangeot described these works as being "of astonishing beauty". Here they are performed by an ensemble which has received much critical acclaim on the "Hart House Viols", a collection of instruments at the University of Toronto
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day 1692 ; Psalm 3 ; Psalm 128 ; music for the funeral of Queen Mary by Henry Purcell( Recording )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1878 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Purcell Society is preparing a complete critical edition of the music of Henry Purcell. The scores are designed with the performer, the researcher and the music enthusiast in mind. In late 2007, Stainer & Bell became the new publishers to the Purcell Society. They will be publishing all remaining volumes in the Purcell Society Edition, and will also be publishing a NEW Purcell Society Edition Companion Series. Earlier volumes in the series were published by Novello & Co."--Publisher's website
Music for a while by Henry Purcell( Recording )

111 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur by Henry Purcell( )

98 editions published between 1790 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 624 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 598 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 )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tempest or The Enchanted Island: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 631. Libretto: Thomas Shadwell
The Blessed Virgin's expostulation by Henry Purcell( )

50 editions published between 1947 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantazias by Henry Purcell( )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheus Britannicus : a collection of all the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices by Henry Purcell( )

67 editions published between 1698 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for Queen Mary by Henry Purcell( Recording )

49 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 528 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
The fairy-queen an opera : represented at the Queen's-Theatre by Their Majesties servants by Henry Purcell( Book )

50 editions published between 1692 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dido and Aeneas : an opera
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Henri Purcell

Henricus Purcell

Henrijs Pērsels

Henry Purcell compositeur britannique

Henry Purcell compositor barroco ingls

Henry Purcell compositore inglese

Henry Purcell englischer Komponist des Barock

Henry Purcell English composer

Henry Purcell kompozytor angielski

Perselas, H.

Perselas, H. 1659-1695

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Persell, Genri 1659-1695

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