Best Purcell Books
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1. Big Book of Baroque Guitar Solos: 72 Easy Classical Guitar Pieces in Standard Notation and Tablature, Featuring the Music of Bach, Handel, Purcell, Telemann and Vivaldi
Author: by Mark Phillips
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 6, 2015)
72 delightful baroque guitar solos that are easy to play yet sound full and complete. Features the music of only the best of the best of the baroque era: Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell, Domenico Scarlatti, Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi.
2. Dido and Aeneas
Author: by Margaret Laurie
Published at: MUSIC SALES AMERICA (December 1, 2003)
(Music Sales America). Henry Purcell’s only Opera proper, Dido and Aeneas is a magnificent example of English Baroque music, with lively dances and passionate aria sections that demonstrate Purcell’s masterful compositional and choral writing skill. Based on a libretto by Nahum Tate it was first performed in 1689, comprises three acts and lasts about an hour.
Filled with dramatic lyricism with a wide range of musical and emotional content, it is a monumental Baroque composition considered to be one of England’s foremost operatic works. Dido and Aeneas contains all the elements for a successful opera including a shipwreck, sorcery, love and lost love and death.
This is the Vocal and Full Operatic Score, edited by Margaret Laurie and Thurston Dart. With its interesting and imaginative realization and authentic editorial process this is an excellent edition that features some performing choices and variants and also includes the reconstructed prologue.
3. The Purcell Collection – Realizations by Benjamin Britten: 50 Songs High Voice
Author: by Benjamin Britten
Published at: Boosey & Hawkes (June 1, 2008)
(Boosey & Hawkes Voice). Most of Britten’s rich Purcell realizations had previously been out fo print for some years. This new edition, with new music engravings and extensive historical notes, includes 9 songs from Harmonia Sacra, 24 solos songs and 6 duets from Orpheus Britannicus, and selections from Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen.Contents: Ah!
Belinda, I am prest with torment * Alleluia * The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation * But ere we this perform * Come away, fellow sailors * Dialogue of Corydon and Mopsa * Evening Hymn * Fairest Isle * Fear no danger to ensue * Hark the ech’ing air * How blest are shepherds * I attempt from love’s sickness to fly * I spy Celia * I take no pleasure * I’ll sail upon the Dog-star * If music be the food of love (1st version) * If music be the food of love(3rd version) * In the black dismal dungeon of despair * Job’s Curse * Let sullen discord smile * Lord, what is man * Lost is my quiet * Mad Bess * Man is for the woman made * A Morning Hymn * Music for a while * No, resistance is but vain * Not all my torments * Oft she visits this lov’d mountain * On the brow of Richmond Hill * Pious Celinda * Pursue thy conquest, love * The Queen’s Epicedium * Saul and the Witch at Endor * Shake the cloud from off your brow * Shepherd, leave decoying * So when the glittering queen of Night * Sound Fame thy brazen trumpet * Sound the trumpet * Sweeter than roses * Take not a woman’s anger ill * Thanks to these lonesome vales * There’s not a swain of the plain * Thou tun’st this world * ‘Tis holiday * Turn then thine eyes * We sing to him * What can we poor females do?
4. Dido and Aeneas: Vocal score (Oxford Operas)
Author: by Edward J. Dean
Published at: Oxford University Press; Rev ed. edition (September 3, 1987)
An opera with instrumental parts for strings, keyboard continuo, plus optional guitar for dancesThis edition, with English and German texts, is based on that by Edward Dent (first published in 1925), but includes more recent scholarship. The preface presents a history of the work.
The score is both scholarly and practical for performers.
5. Keyboard Works (Dover Music for Piano)
Author: by Henry Purcell
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (July 1, 1990)
Renowned for the originality of his music and his gifts as a melodist, Henry Purcell (16591695) was the preeminent English composer of the seventeenth century and one of the greatest that nation has ever produced. His gifts are apparent not only in the vocal and orchestral works on which his fame rests, but in his delightful keyboard music, much of which is relatively simple and easy to perform.
This volume is a near-complete collection of Purcell’s keyboard compositions, including the eight suites, the core of his keyboard works. Also included are many miscellaneous one-movement pieces: airs, trumpet tunes (for harpsichord solo), grounds, preludes, dances, etc. Piano students and pianists of intermediate skills will enjoy these pieces for their charm and accessibility.
Gathered here in one convenient, inexpensive volume, they offer a treasury of time-honored music that musicians and music lovers will turn to again and again. This volume has been edited with a preface by the noted music scholar William Barclay Squire.
6. The Purcell Collection – Realizations by Benjamin Britten: 45 Songs Medium/Low Voice
Author: by Richard Walters
Published at: Boosey & Hawkes (June 1, 2008)
(Boosey & Hawkes Voice). Most of the distinctive Purcell realizations by Benjamin Britten, vocal parts edited by Peter Pears, have been out of print for sone years. This new edition collects 49 selections for high voice and 45 selections for medium/low voice.
Includes 9 songs from Harmonia Sacra , 24 solo songs and six duets from Orpheus Britannicus , “The Queen’s Epicedium,” and selections from Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen .Contents: Ah! Belinda, I am prest with torment * Alleluia * The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation * But ere we this perform * Dialogue of Corydon and Mopsa * Evening Hymn * Fairest Isle * Fear no danger to ensue * Hark the ech’ing air!
How blest are shepherds * I attempt from love’s sickness to fly * I spy Celia * I take no pleasure * I’ll sail upon the Dog-star * If music be the food of love (1st version) * If music be the food of love (3rd version) * In the black dismal dungeon of despair * Job’s Curse * Let sullen discord smile * Lord, what is man * Lost is my quiet * Mad Bess * Man is for the woman made * A Morning Hymn * Music for a while * No, resistance is but vain * Not all my torments * On the brow of Richmond Hill * Pious Celinda * The Queen’s Epicedium * Saul and the Witch at Endor * Shepherd, leave decoying * So when the glittering Queen of Night * sound Fame the brazen trumpet * Sound the trumpet * Sweeter than roses * Take not a woman’s anger ill * There’s not a swain of the plain * Thou tun’st this world * ‘Tis holiday * Turn then thine eyes * We sing to him * What can we poor females do?
7. Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture
Author: by Natalie J. Purcell
McFarland (September 17, 2015)
September 17, 2015
Death Metal is among the most despised forms of violently themed entertainment. Many politicians, conservative groups and typical Americans attribute youth violence and the destruction of social values to such entertainment. The usual assumptions about the Death Metal scene and its fans have rarely been challenged.
This book investigates the demographic trends, attitudes, philosophical beliefs, ethical systems, and behavioral patterns within the scene, seeking to situate death metal in the larger social order. The Death Metal community proves to be a useful microcosm for much of American subculture and lends insight into the psychological and social functions of many forbidden or illicit entertainment forms.
The author’s analysis, rich in interviews with rock stars, radio hosts, and average adolescent fans, provides a key to comprehending deviant tendencies in modern American culture.
8. THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA VARIATIONS AND FUGUE ON A THEME OF PURCELL (ORCHESTRE)
Author: by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Published at: BOOSEY (January 1, 2000)
Benjamin Britten.The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.Opus 34. Published by Boosey & Hawkes.HPS 606. Pocket Score, 69 pages Unused old store stock MiniboxHHH
9. Henry Purcell: 12 Selected Songs: Realizations by Benjamin Britten High Voice
Author: by Benjamin Britten
Published at: Boosey & Hawkes; Pap/Com edition (June 1, 2009)
(Boosey & Hawkes Voice). Songs by the great English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, realized by Britten, most suitable for student singers have been selected for this collection. Contents: Fairest Isle * Hark the ech’ing air * How blest are shepherds * I attempt from love’s sickness to fly * I’ll sail upon the Dog-star * If music be the food of love (1st version) * Man is for the woman made * Music for a while * On the brow of Richmond Hill * There’s not a swain of the plain * Turn then thine eyes * We sing to him.
Piano accompaniments available online for download or streaming.
10. The Fairy Queen: Vocal Score
Author: by Anthony Lewis
Published at: Novello (December 1, 2003)
(Music Sales America). The drama in this work is adapted from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream . The work may be perfomed with a minimum of five soloists: Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto or countertenor, or Tenor, Tenor, Bass. The orchestral scoring consists of two recorders, two oboes, two trumpets, timpani, strings and continuo.
11. A Purcell Anthology (CHANT)
Author: by Henry Purcell
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (July 20, 1995)
This is the first anthology to contain all Purcell’s most popular anthems. It covers the whole range of full, verse, and symphony anthems, including such famous pieces as the Funeral Sentences, Rejoice in the Lord alway and Hear my Prayer.
The collection comprises entirely new and speciallyprepared editions, with fully realized organ parts and easily playable score reductions of the anthems with strings. Any choir that cares about giving first-class performances will find the selection of pieces, the immaculate editing, and the authoritative information on performance practiceindispensable.
12. A Purcell Organ Album: organ (ORGUE)
Author: by Martin Setchell
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (August 6, 2009)
For organThis is a marvellous collection of pieces by Henry Purcell newly arranged for the organ by concert organist Martin Setchell. Purcell’s music works perfectly on the organ, and a number of his pieces have long been popular with players.
This volume brings together all those must-have pieces – thetrumpet tunes, rondeau from Abdelazer, and so on – and combines these with a wonderful selection of lesser-known pieces from across Purcell’s work. There are sprightly curtain tunes and hornpipes from the stage pieces, lovely reflective songs and airs, and a wide range of dances and chaconnes.
Theresult is a set of pieces with wide and varied church and concert use, perfectly accessible to intermediate players. Publication in 2009 coincides with the 350th anniversary of the composer’s birth, and the volume makes a valuable addition to any organist’s repertoire.
13. O Let Us Howle Some Heavy Note: Music for Witches, the Melancholic, and the Mad on the Seventeenth-Century English Stage
Author: by Amanda Eubanks Winkler
Indiana University Press
In the 17th century, harmonious sounds were thought to represent the well-ordered body of the obedient subject, and, by extension, the well-ordered state; conversely, discordant, unpleasant music represented both those who caused disorder (murderers, drunkards, witches, traitors) and those who suffered from bodily disorders (melancholics, madmen, and madwomen).
While these theoretical correspondences seem straightforward, in theatrical practice the musical portrayals of disorderly characters were multivalent and often ambiguous. O Let Us Howle Some Heavy Note focuses on the various ways that theatrical music represented disorderly subjectsthose who presented either a direct or metaphorical threat to the health of the English kingdom in 17th-century England.
Using theater music to examine narratives of social history, Winkler demonstrates how music reinscribed and often resisted conservative, political, religious, gender, and social ideologies.