The Fairy Queen


Wood, Bruce and Pinnock, Andrew (eds.) (2009) The Fairy Queen , London, GB, Stainer & Bell, 368pp. (Purcell Society Edition, 12).

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This scholarly critical edition of Purcell's third semi-opera, The Fairy Queen, offers a new and definitive version of words and music. The playtext, anonymously adapted from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, is printed in full, and the role of the various sources, and the relationship of the manuscript theatre score to the printed word-books of 1692 and 1693, are thoroughly reappraised. The other sources include music manuscripts which have not previously been examined, and which prove to have a significant bearing on the musical text. Full account is taken of the varied instrumental resources and conventions accessible to the Restoration composer, reflected in the multi-purpose performing material for the edition which is available for rental.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 9780852499122 (hardback)
9790220222474
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Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 151275
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 12:21
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:10
Publisher: Stainer & Bell
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/151275

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