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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xii, 388 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. Stylistic development and influences. 1. Early years at court and home: developments to c. 1680. 2. Years of experiment: c. 1680 to c. 1685. 3. Consolidation: c. 1685 to c. 1688. 4. Public recognition: c. 1689 to c. 1691. 5. 'Meaning motion fans fresh our wits with wonder': c. 1692 to 1695 --
pt. 2. Analytical and generic studies. 6. 'Clog'd with somewhat of an English vein': early instrumental music, the fantasias and sonatas. 7. 'Bassani's genius to Corelli joyn'd': instrumental music in the odes, the anthems and on the stage. 8. Early mastery: sacred music to c. 1685. 9. Brilliance and decline: sacred music after c. 1685. 10. 'The energy of English words': independent songs for one or more voices. 11. A new genre: odes to 1689. 12. Consolidation and maturity: odes from 1689 to 1695. 13. Background and beginnings: dramatic music to 1689. 14. 'An English-man, equal with the best abroad': dramatic music from 1690 to 1691. 15. 'The pride and darling of the stage' : dramatic music from 1692 to 1695.