Henry Purcell: King Arthur

Books | Opera

Publisher: Novello & Co Ltd.
Artist: Henry Purcell
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
King Arthur was the only one of Purcell's professionally produced operas to have been designed as a semi-opera; the others were all adaptations of earlier plays. Dryden made a real attempt to integrate the music into the drama, but since he ascribed to the dramatic conventions of the period which virtually confined music to allegorical or supernatural beings and thier worshippers, or servants, shepherds and similar characters, the main action mostly occurs in the spoken sections, and even the two singing characters, Philidel and Grimbald speak more than they sing.
ISBN: 9780853601784
No of pages: 168
Language: English
Catalogue No: NOV070418

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        It is what is says - the music to Purcell's King Arthur!
        The font used for the words underneath the vocal parts - too thick.
        Confirmed purchase: 12 January 2015
        Published on: 02 February 2015

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