Purcell's Theatre Music

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Purcell's Theatre Music

Postby henry-mando » Tue May 14, 2019 2:55 pm

*Henry's Theatre*

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) wrote a prodigious amount of music in his short 37-year life, covering every genre from which he felt able to generate an income, ranging from music for the Church and Royal occasions, to bawdy songs for public houses (and just about everything in between). His music for the theatre in particular was admired by Holst, Vaughan Williams, and Britten.

I have been involved in a UK folk group for about twenty years, and we retired recently. Our last project together has been to work on and record arrangements of some of the pieces from Purcell's theatrical repertoire. It's our hope that these arrangements breathe new life into Purcell's beautiful and deceptively simple melodies and interweaving countermelodies, by presenting them in a relatively modern context.

The instrument lineup is Mandolin, Accordion, Guitars, and Bass.

Listen for free at https://henrystheatre.bandcamp.com/releases

Thank you for reading.

Mike
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