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Purcell Studies.

Author: Curtis Alexander Price
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr, 2006.
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Essays commemorating the 1995 tercentenary of Purcell's death, representing the best research.


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Named Person: Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis Alexander Price
ISBN: 9780521032735 0521032733
OCLC Number: 150386546
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction: in search of Purcell's character Curtis Price; 1. Purcell's great autographs Robert Thompson; 2. Purcell as collector of 'ancient' music: Fitzwilliam MS 88 Robert Shay; 3. Purcell's revisions of his own works Rebecca Herissone; 4. New light on Purcell's keyboard music Curtis Price; 5. Purcell and Roseingrave: a new autograph Peter Holman; 6. 'Only Purcell e're shall equal Blow' Bruce Wood; 7. Purcell's odes: propaganda and panegyric Ian Spink; 8. Purcell, Blow and the English court ode Martin Adams; 9. Continuity and tempo in Purcell's vocal works A. Margaret Laurie; 10. Poetic metre, musical metre and the dance in Purcell's songs Katherine Rohrer; 11. King Arthur expos'd: a lesson in anatomy Andrew Pinnock; 12. King Arthur's journey into the eighteenth-century Ellen T. Harris; Afterword: a portrait of Henry Purcell Janet Snowman; Index.


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'... rich in specialist debate and musical extracts.' The Spectator 'Curtis Price is to be congratulated on seeing the book through to successful fruition, as well as on the care which went into its Read more...

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