The Resource Performing the music of Henry Purcell, edited by Michael Burden

Performing the music of Henry Purcell, edited by Michael Burden

Label
Performing the music of Henry Purcell
Title
Performing the music of Henry Purcell
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Burden
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'We all pay lip service to Henry Purcell, but what do we really know of him?', asked Ralph Vaughan Williams. As Nicholas Kenyon points out in his introduction to this volume, many of the circumstances of Purcell's life and music remain obscure. With the tercentenary of Purcell's death, much of his music is being performed, often for the first time for many years. This book, based on discussions at a conference in Oxford in 1993, attempts to answer some of the many questions of performance practice that have arisen
  • The first part of the book considers purely musical issues, and covers a wide range of topics. Peter Holman looks at the importance of the Oxford sets of parts for Restoration Concerted Music in the overall picture of orchestral practice in the seventeenth century. This is followed by two organological essays, one on organs (Dominic Gwynn) and the other on violins (John Dilworth). The remainder of this first section has three studies on historical performance; Purcell's 'Exotick' trumpet notes (Peter Downey), Queen Mary's Funeral Music (Bruce Wood), and ornamenting Purcell's keyboard music (H. Diack Johnstone); and two on singers and singing; Purcell's stage singers (Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson), and voice ranges, voice types, and pitch (Timothy Morris)
  • The second part of the book, devoted to the stage works, opens with an examination of past performances of the dramatick operas (Michael Burden). Contributors then examine the importance of allegory in performing stage works (Andrew Walkling) theatrical dance (Richard Semmens), costume and etiquette (Ruth-Eva Ronen), stage music (Roger Savage), and aspects of performing Dioclesian (Julia and Frans Muller) and King Arthur (Lionel Sawkins)
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.P93
LC item number
P4 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burden, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Purcell, Henry
  • Purcell, Henry
  • Purcell, Henry
  • Purcell, Henry
  • Purcell, Henry
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • Music
  • Pratique de l'exécution (Musique)
  • Musique
  • Uitvoeringspraktijk
  • Musikalische Aufführungspraxis
  • Music
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • England
Label
Performing the music of Henry Purcell, edited by Michael Burden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Henry Purcell : towards a tercentenary / Nicholas Kenyon -- Original sets of parts for Restoration concerted music at Oxford / Peter Holman -- The English organ in Purcell's lifetime / Dominic Gwynn -- Violin making in England in the age of Purcell / John Dilworth -- Performing Mr Purcell's "exotick" trumpet notes / Peter Downey -- The first performance of Purcell's Funeral music for Queen Mary / Bruce Wood -- Ornamentation in the keyboard music of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries / H. Diack Johnstone -- Purcell's stage singers / Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson -- Voice ranges, voice types, and pitch in Purcell's concerted works / Timothy Morris -- Purcell debauch'd: the dramatick operas in performance / Michael Burden -- Performance and political allegory in Restoration England : what to interpret and when / Andrew R. Walkling -- Dancing and dance music in Purcell's operas / Richard Semmens -- Of costume and etiquette : staging in the time of Purcell / Ruth-Eva Ronen -- Calling up genius : Purcell, Roger North, and Charlotte Butler / Roger Savage -- Purcell's Dioclesian on the Dorset Garden stage / Julia and Frans Muller -- Trembleurs and cold people : how should they shiver? / Lionel Sawkins -- Appendices. Original sets of parts of restoration concerted music at Oxford, a preliminary catalogue / Peter Holman ; English viol- and violin-makers working in London in the period 1650-1700 / John Dilworth ; Purcell's stage singers : a documentary list / Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson ; Dances in Purcell's operas, 1689-92, for which music is known / Richard Semmens
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780198164425
Lccn
95008335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, charts, pls., music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32240218
  • (OCoLC)ocm32240218
Label
Performing the music of Henry Purcell, edited by Michael Burden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Henry Purcell : towards a tercentenary / Nicholas Kenyon -- Original sets of parts for Restoration concerted music at Oxford / Peter Holman -- The English organ in Purcell's lifetime / Dominic Gwynn -- Violin making in England in the age of Purcell / John Dilworth -- Performing Mr Purcell's "exotick" trumpet notes / Peter Downey -- The first performance of Purcell's Funeral music for Queen Mary / Bruce Wood -- Ornamentation in the keyboard music of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries / H. Diack Johnstone -- Purcell's stage singers / Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson -- Voice ranges, voice types, and pitch in Purcell's concerted works / Timothy Morris -- Purcell debauch'd: the dramatick operas in performance / Michael Burden -- Performance and political allegory in Restoration England : what to interpret and when / Andrew R. Walkling -- Dancing and dance music in Purcell's operas / Richard Semmens -- Of costume and etiquette : staging in the time of Purcell / Ruth-Eva Ronen -- Calling up genius : Purcell, Roger North, and Charlotte Butler / Roger Savage -- Purcell's Dioclesian on the Dorset Garden stage / Julia and Frans Muller -- Trembleurs and cold people : how should they shiver? / Lionel Sawkins -- Appendices. Original sets of parts of restoration concerted music at Oxford, a preliminary catalogue / Peter Holman ; English viol- and violin-makers working in London in the period 1650-1700 / John Dilworth ; Purcell's stage singers : a documentary list / Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson ; Dances in Purcell's operas, 1689-92, for which music is known / Richard Semmens
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780198164425
Lccn
95008335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, charts, pls., music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32240218
  • (OCoLC)ocm32240218

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