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The Fairy Queen

The Fairy Queen
The Fairy Queen
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.
9780852499122
12
Stainer & Bell
Wood, Bruce
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Pinnock, Andrew
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Wood, Bruce
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Pinnock, Andrew
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Wood, Bruce and Pinnock, Andrew (eds.) (2009) The Fairy Queen (Purcell Society Edition, 12), London, GB. Stainer & Bell, 368pp.

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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.

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Published date: 17 February 2009
Organisations: Music

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Local EPrints ID: 151275
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/151275
ISBN: 9780852499122
PURE UUID: a5ae5a63-aa24-4cc3-a5d7-537605506e0d

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Date deposited: 11 May 2010 12:21
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:56

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Editor: Bruce Wood
Editor: Andrew Pinnock

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