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Purcell, Henry 1659-1695

Works: 16,981 works in 40,598 publications in 9 languages and 239,830 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Excerpts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Scores  Songs and music  Songs  Sonatas  Incidental music  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Composer, Creator, Other, Musician, Editor, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Honoree, Compiler, Adapter, Arranger, Attributed name, htt, Dubious author, Librettist, Artist
Classifications: M1500.P87, 782.1
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Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( )

222 editions published between 1944 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 10,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( )

339 editions published between 1958 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 4,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." --
King Arthur by Henry Purcell( )

198 editions published between 1958 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 3,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Purcell's "King Arthur, or The British Worthy," occupies the small genre of English semi-operas, i.e., stage works in which the most of the main characters speak dialogue, but songs, choruses, and incidental music provide commentary on the action. This 2018 performance by Lionel Meunier and the period ensemble Vox Luminis presents "King Arthur" without speaking parts, so the music is continuous and complete on two CDs, and displays the variety of musical forms and effects Purcell employed to make John Dryden's somewhat confusing play -- a mixture of Norse and British mythology -- come to life. The singing is lively and rhythmically precise, and the cast's diction is clear enough to make following the libretto virtually unnecessary
The Indian queen by Henry Purcell( )

137 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Queen: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 630. Libretto: John Dryden and Robert Howard
Dido and Aeneas : an opera by Henry Purcell( )

66 editions published between 1887 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for a while by Henry Purcell( )

124 editions published between 1948 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

40 songs for voice and piano by Henry Purcell( )

59 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sonnata's of III parts : two viollins and basse, to the organ or harpsecord by Henry Purcell( )

100 editions published between 1683 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas : opera in 3 acts by Henry Purcell( )

64 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( )

140 editions published between 1848 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparkling miniature opera, filled with intense drama and elegant song, lasts no more than an hour, yet unfolds a virtuoso range of expressive music, from a high-spirited sailors{u2019} dance to Dido{u2019}s touching lament "When I am laid in earth." First presented in 1689, remains the oldest operatic work still popularly performed. Authoritative early edition
O solitude by Henry Purcell( )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

540 editions published between 1935 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poetry of the voice, the emotion of the verb set exquisitely to music Purcell's masterwork. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon and a rising new generation of "baroque" performers bring intensity, passion and innocent freshness to Dido's eternal tragedy."
Harmonia sacra by Henry Purcell( )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayres for the theatre by Henry Purcell( )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten sonatas in four parts by Henry Purcell( )

43 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odes by Henry Purcell( )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odes pour l'Anniversaire de la Reine Mary, . n 6,. Purcell, Henry4230
Dido and Aeneas : an opera by Henry Purcell( )

101 editions published between 1880 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : Partition : 1 ; Cordes :
The tempest by Henry Purcell( Recording )

78 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tempest or The Enchanted Island: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 631. Libretto: Thomas Shadwell
Fantazias by Henry Purcell( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2021 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dido and Aeneas : an operaDido and AeneasHenry PurcellPurcell : a biographyThe Ashgate research companion to Henry PurcellThe Purcell companionHenry Purcell and the London stage
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