Henry Purcell: Keyboard Works

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano, Harpsichord (PF/HPCD)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced - Explain this
Artist: Henry Purcell
Series: Dover Piano And Keyboard Editions
Catalogue #: DP14259
ISBN: 9780486263632


Near-complete collection of this great English composer’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. Edited with a preface by noted music scholar William Barclay Squire.

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Customer Rating As compositions, Purcell's suites are far easier technically than those of later Baroque composers. Dance movements are short, and the standard suites contain Preludes, Allemandes and Courantes (or the English spelling equivalent), with the odd Sarabande or Hornpipe thrown in for good measure. The second half of the book is taken up with short pieces, often minuets, including some of doubtful authenticity. Although unsophisticated, as works they provide an excellent introduction to the world of Baroque keyboard music: the pieces are of a standard from ABRSM grades 1 - 6. Slightly annoyingly, although the music is well laid out, the book is smaller in height and width from most others meaning it gets lost in the bookcase!

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Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 90 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications

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