Henry Purcell. Hail, bright Cecilia (Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. Composition Information ↓; Description. #3. Hark! hark! each Tree its silence breaks; the Box and Firr to talk begin; Hark! this in the sprightly Violin, That in the Flute distinctly speaks;. Henry Purcell. (). Ode for And Chorus, Hail, bright Cecilia. No. 3 Duet (Soprano Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day (). Henry Purcell ().

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It is about the creation of the world, the creation of music, and of the resolution of all into “Perfect Harmony. Letter, pages, 2. Streams Videos All Posts. Music for a While Nymphs and Shepherds Abdelazer The Moor’s Pavane ” Lillibullero “. The last movement too is a compositional tour de force: It is the image of the wood of the box and fir trees coming alive and learning how to speak, as they are turned into violins and flutes. He combines and recombines voices, timbres and textures throughout.

Then he travels back again to end the work in D. The declamation is florid and sets the mood for the work.

Version in Bes for medium voice. He came home one day and found Cecilia speaking with the angel, and converted soon afterwards, as did his brother Tiburtius. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.


In honor of the patron saint of music, the poet hial that music is essential to heaven, and eternal happiness. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. It also was an important influence on Handel’s writing, and the history of choral music would not be the same without it.

List of compositions by Henry Purcell. Of these twenty-four only a handful receive regular performances today, and the remainder, full of wonderfully inventive music, are usually and unjustly ignored. Cecilia’s Day from Purcell untilbut other composers such ceciliaa Blow, Eccles, and Clarke wrote odes for the Festivities in the meantime.

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From her it learnt the mighty art, to court the ear, or strike the heart; at once the passions to express and move; we hear, and straight we grieve or hate; rejoice or love.

They added to the professional musical life of the city. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Brigbt that occasion he produced Welcome to all the pleasuresnotable not only for its great freshness but also for its wonderfully original string ritornelli.

She was buried in Rome, and when she was canonized, she became the patroness of music. The piece is built over a constantly moving machine-like ground and is meant to imitate the sounds of the organ. Work Title Hail, Bright Cecilia!

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Hail, Bright Cecilia, Z.328 (Purcell, Henry)

It also is highly structured. The opening symphony is also highly structured, and is Purcell’s most Italianate work.


Version in D for high voice. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

The rich resonance of the lower register and the reedy timbre of the oboes hai, a realistic impression of the playing of a pipe organ. Le dernier mouvement est, lui aussi, un tour de force compositionnel: Jahrhunderts so gut wie nie in voller Besetzung auf, da sich das englische Musikleben im stetigen Niedergang befand, nachdem man bei Hofe realisiert hatte, dass Musik kein Geld einbrachte.

The performance took place in Richmond House, Kew, and was given by a select number of the royal musicians. For any particular section of music he could use all of his resources, or as few of his resources as he liked.

Creative Commons Attribution 3. From her it learnt the mighty Art To court the Ear or strike the Heart: An allegro fanfare intervenes for contrast, and a slow section full of harmonic tension da capos back to the trumpet fanfare.

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. The second builds to a climax by ornamenting the melodic line, extending it, and by breaking it up, over constant motion in the bass line.