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Henry Purcell

Author: Peter Holman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: Oxford studies of composers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores in detail the historical context of Purcell's music, dealing fully with the institutions he worked for, the origin and development of the various genres to which he contributed, and the sources of his music. In the process, a new picture of Purcell's creative personality emerges: a composer obsessed with formal counterpoint, extraordinarily well-versed in English music of the previous century, yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holman, Peter, 1946-
Henry Purcell.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)654790539
Named Person: Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Holman
ISBN: 0198163401 9780198163404 019816341X 9780198163411
OCLC Number: 30973687
Description: xvii, 250 pages : music ; 23 cm.
Contents: Purcell's musical world --
Domestic vocal music --
Instrumental music --
Church music --
Oldes --
Theatre music.
Series Title: Oxford studies of composers.
Responsibility: Peter Holman.
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This exhaustive survey of Purcell's music has been published to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the composer's death. It explores the institutions he worked for, the origin and development of  Read more...

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Holman always balances concerns of theory and practice in his musical comments while bringing to bear a mass of curious detail from the cultural background of the day * BBC Music Magazine * He Read more...

 
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