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Title Performing the music of Henry Purcell / edited by Michael Burden.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  780.92 PURC/PERF    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Henry Purcell: Towards a Tercentenary / Nicholas Kenyon -- 1. Original Sets of Parts for Restoration Concerted Music at Oxford / Peter Holman -- 2. The English Organ in Purcell's Lifetime / Dominic Gwynn -- 3. Violin Making in England in the Age of Purcell / John Dilworth -- 4. Performing Mr Purcell's 'Exotick' Trumpet Notes / Peter Downey -- 5. The First Performance of Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary / Bruce Wood -- 6. Ornamentation in the Keyboard Music of Henry Purcell and his Contemporaries / H. Diack Johnstone -- 7. Purcell's Stage Singers / Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson -- 8. Voice Ranges, Voice Types, and Pitch in Purcell's Concerted Works / Timothy Morris -- 9. Purcell Debauch'd: The Dramatick Operas in Performance / Michael Burden -- 10. Performance and Political Allegory in Restoration England: What to Interpret and When / Andrew R. Walkling -- 11. Dancing and Dance Music in Purcell's Operas / Richard Semmens.
12. Of Costume and Etiquette: Staging in the Time of Purcell / Ruth-Eva Ronen -- 13. Calling up Genius: Purcell, Roger North, and Charlotte Butler / Roger Savage -- 14. Purcell's Dioclesian on the Dorset Garden Stage / Julia Muller and Frans Muller -- 15. Trembleurs and Cold People: How Should They Shiver? / Lionel Sawkins -- App. 1. Original Sets of Parts of Restoration Concerted Music at Oxford: A Preliminary Catalogue / Peter Holman -- App. 2. English Viol- and Violin-Makers Working in London in the Period 1650-1700 / John Dilworth -- App. 3. Purcell's Stage Singers: A Documentary List / Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson -- App. 4. Dances in Purcell's Operas, 1689-92, for which Music is Known / Richard Semmens.
Summary This book, published to coincide with the tercentenary of Purcell's death, is the first to be devoted to the performance of his music. The contributors--all leading scholars and performers--deal with issues of performance practice relating both to playing the music and staging the operas.
Other author Burden, Michael, 1960-
Subject Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 17th century.
Music -- England -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0198164424