This is the first in-depth analysis of Purcell manuscripts to take full account of their physical features as well as their musical content. Robert Shay and Robert Thompson offer a richly illustrated study that sheds new light on the chronology of composition and copying of Purcell's works and reassesses the place of extant autographs in his musical development. Major sources are fully cataloged and Purcell's handwriting is more closely examined than ever before. This is a significant new reference tool for Purcell scholars.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.87(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: manuscript sources and Purcell's music; 2. Fitzwilliam Museum Music MS 88 and three principal concordances; 3. British Library Additional MS 30930 and its repertories; 4. British Library Royal Music 20.h.8 and its repertories; 5. Performing materials from the London sacred establishments and other sacred sources; 6. Music for the theatre; 7. Vocal, keyboard and instrumental music; Appendix 1. Identified copyists and early owners; Appendix 2. Unidentified copyists; Bibliography; Indexes.