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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695.
Dramatic music. Part II.
London : Novello ; Bury St. Edmunds : Exclusive distributor, Music Sales Ltd., ©1998
|Document Type:||Musical Score|
|Music Type:||Songs; Dance forms|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Henry Purcell; Ian Spink; Purcell Society.
|Language Note:||English words, also printed as text in introd.|
|Notes:||For 1-3 solo voices, in part with chorus, with continuo; and instrumental ensembles.
Principally unfigured bass realized for keyboard instrument.
Editorial and historical notes (p. ix-xxxix) and critical commentary (p. 135-152) in English.
|Description:||1 score (xxxix, 153 pages) ; 28 cm.|
|Contents:||The fatal marriage. The danger is over, the battle is past ; I sigh'd, and own'd my love --
The female virtuosos. Love thou art best of human joys --
A fool's preferment. I sigh'd and I pin'd ; There's nothing so fatal as woman ; Fled is my love, for ever gone ; 'Tis death alone can give me ease ; I'll mount to yon blue coelum ; I'll sail upon the dog-star ; Jenny, gin you can love ; If thou wilt give me back my love --
The Gordian knot unty'd. First music : Chacone ; Second music : Aire ; Minuett ; Overture ; First act tune : Aire ; Second act tune : Rondeau minuett ; Third act tune : Aire ; Fourth act tune : Jigg --
Henry the Second, King of England. In vain 'gainst love I strove --
The Indian emperor. I look'd, and saw within the book of fate --
King Richard the Second, the history of. Retir'd from (any) mortal's sight --
The knight of Malta. At the close of the evening --
The libertine. Nymphs and shepherds ; Prepare, prepare now ghosts draw near ; To arms, to arms, heroic prince --
Love triumphant. How happy's the husband --
The maid's last prayer. Though you make no return to my passion ; No, no, resistance is but vain ; Tell me no more, I am deceiv'd --
The marriage-hater match'd. How vile are the sordid intrigues of the town ; As soon as the chaos was made into form --
The married beau. Overture ; Slow aire ; Hornpipe ; Aire ; Hornpipe ; Jigg ; Trumpet aire ; March ; Hornpipe on a ground ; See where repenting Celia lies --
The massacre of Paris. Thy genius, lo! [2 settings] --
The mock-marriage. Oh! how you protest, and solemnly lie ; 'Twas within a furlong of Edinboro' town ; Man is for the woman made --
Appendix. Songs in The libertine from Folger MS W.b.533. Thou joy of all hearts ; Chloris, when you disperse ; Since liberty, nature for all has design'd ; Woman, who is by nature wild.
Songs and instrumental music for the stage
|Responsibility:||Henry Purcell ; edited under the supervision of the Purcell Society by Ian Spink.|