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Purcell, Henry Henry Purcell
United Kingdom United Kingdom
(1659 - 1695)
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Purcell, Henry: "En Vain la flûte amoureuse" pour harpe et flûtes

"In Vain the Amorous Flute" for Harp and Flutes
Henry Purcell

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Composer :Henry PurcellHenry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
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Flute and Harp

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Henry PurcellMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1692
Copyright :Public Domain
Henry Purcell's ode Hail! Bright Cecilia is a celebratory work comprised of masterful instrumental sections, majestic and ingenious choruses, and varied solos, duets and trios. It was composed in 1692 for performance on St. Cecilia's Day (November 22) at an annual celebration to honor the patron saint of music. Odes are secular works, similar in form to cantatas, which were particularly popular in 17th century England. They commemorated civic and state occasions such as royal birthdays, marriages, or even the king's return from a holiday. Purcell's work is a great hymn of praise to music. The text, written by Nicholas Brady, honors St. Cecilia, her gift of music, and all the various musical instruments at her command.

"In vain the amorous flutes" begins with a short instrumental segment of flutes and continuo. An alto and tenor alternate the melodic material and weave it together over the instruments. "The fife and the harmony of war" is introduced by dramatic trumpet calls and drums, followed by the alto, who picks up the theme.

Although originally written for Flutes and Continuo, I adapted this piece for Concert (Pedal) Harp and 2 Flutes.
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Sheet central :Hail, Bright Cecilia (6 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2012-06-02

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