9780486411903

The Fairy Queen in Full Score

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486411903

  • ISBN10:

    0486411907

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-06-19
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
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Summary

Based on Shakespeare'sA Midsummer Night's Dream,this work by one of England's greatest composers features all the fine qualities for which Henry Purcell is celebratedwonderful invention, keen dramatic instinct, and lively characterizations. Highlights include the lovely soprano air, "O let me weep," a series of songs about the seasons, and the magnificent bass solo, "Next winter comes slowly." Reproduced from an early authoritative score, it is certain to be prized by musicians and music lovers alike.

Table of Contents

First Music
1(5)
Second Music
6(4)
ACT I.
Overture
10(5)
Duet (Soprano and Bass).---``Come, let us leave the town''
15(3)
Scene of the Drunken Poet.---Solos (1st and 2nd Soprani and Barytone) and Chorus.---``Fill up the bowl''
18(16)
First Act Tune
34(2)
ACT II.
Solo (Alto).---``Come, all ye songsters''; Trio (Alto, Tenor, and Bass).---``May the God of Wit inspire''; Chorus.---``Now join your warbling voices''; Solo (Soprano) and Chorus.---``Sing while we trip it''
36(16)
Songs (1st Soprano.---``See, even night''; 2nd Soprano---``I am come''; Alto.---``One charming night''; Bass.---``Hush, no more'') and Chorus
52(12)
Dance for the Followers of Night
64(2)
Second Act Tune
66(2)
ACT III.
Song (Soprano) and Chorus.---``If love's a sweet passion''
68(4)
Overture
72(3)
Dance for the Fairies
75(1)
Dance for the Green Men
76(2)
Song (Soprano).---``Ye gentle spirits of the air''
78(5)
Dialogue between Coridon and Mopsa (Alto and Bass)
83(7)
Song (Soprano).---``When I have often heard''
90(2)
Dance for the Haymakers
92(1)
Song (Alto) and Chorus.---``A thousand, thousand ways''
93(7)
Third Act Tune
100(2)
ACT IV.
Symphony
102(11)
Song (Soprano) and Chorus.---``Now the night''
113(6)
Duet (Alti).---``Let the fifes and the clarions''
119(2)
Entry of Phœbus
121(1)
Song (Tenor) and Chorus.---``When a cruel, long Winter''
122(12)
Song (Soprano).---``Thus the ever grateful Spring''
134(2)
Song (Alto).---``Here's the Summer, sprightly, gay''
136(2)
Song (Tenor).---``See my many colour'd fields''
138(4)
Song (Bass).---``Next Winter comes slowly''
142(3)
Fourth Act Tune
145(1)
ACT V.
Prelude
146(1)
Epithalamium (Soprano).---``Thrice happy lovers''
147(3)
Song (Soprano).---``The Plaint''
150(7)
Entry Dance
157(2)
Symphony
159(3)
Song (Alto).---``Thus the gloomy world''
162(8)
Solo (Soprano) and Chorus.---``Thus happy and free''
170(2)
Song (Alto).---``Yes, Xansi''
172(2)
Monkeys' Dance
174(2)
Song (Soprano).---``Hark, how all things''
176(3)
Song (Soprano) and Chorus.---``Hark! the ech'ing air''
179(4)
Soli and Trio (Two Soprani and Bass), and Chorus.---``Sure the dull god''
183(6)
Prelude
189(1)
Solo (Bass).---``See, I obey''; Duet (Soprani).---``Turn then thine eyes''; Solo (Bass).---``My torch indeed''; Trio (Soprani and Bass) and Chorus.---``They shall be as happy''
189(10)
Chaconne
199(6)
Appendix I. Chorus.---``May the God of Wit inspire'' 205(3)
Appendix II. Song (Bass).---``Next Winter comes slowly'' 208(3)
Appendix III. Entry Dance 211(2)
Appendix IV. Air 213

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