A Brief Story of Peter Abelard
Soprano Saxophone and Piano
by James Whitbourn
Soprano Saxophone - Sheet Music

Item Number: 19775499
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A Brief Story of Peter Abelard
Soprano Saxophone and Piano
by James Whitbourn
Soprano Saxophone - Sheet Music

Item Number: 19775499
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Piano, Soprano Saxophone

SKU: HL.14041750

Soprano Saxophone and Piano. Composed by James Whitbourn. Music Sales America. Classical. Softcover. Composed 2011. 23 pages. Chester Music #CH78969. Published by Chester Music (HL.14041750).

UPC: 884088923044. 9x12 inches.

For Soprano Saxophone and Piano accompaniment.

'Peter Abelard was a medieval philosopher, poet and musician, born in France in 1079. He taught at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, lodging with Canon Fulbert,whoadmired his work. In time, he also became tutor to Fulbert's beautiful seventeen-yearoldniece, Heloise.

Abelard and Heloise began a passionate love affair (Dance of Peter and Heloise),which resulted in a son,Astrolabe.

For the sake of Abelard's position, they married secretly, and Canon Fulbert waspresent at their marriage. But Fulbert later reacted furiously to news that Abelard hadsent Heloise to a convent, believing that hehad abandoned her in favour of his owncareer. In revenge, he had Abelard castrated (Revenge of Canon Fulbert).

After his mutilation, Abelard became a monk, and he and Heloise remained constantcorrespondents for theremainder of his life. He composed a hymnbook for Heloise,who by then was Abbess of the convent of the Paraclete. Among the hymns was avisionary poem of the New Jerusalem, set to a beautiful melody in the Dorian mode,O QuantaQualia.

On his death in 1142, his remains were taken to the Paraclete at Heloise's request, andher body was later laid to rest in the same tomb. Finally, their remains were taken toParis and in 1817 they were buriedtogether in one sepulchre (In Paradisum).

Peter Abelard documented much of his own story in a number of writings, includingthe Historia Calamitatum Mearum (The story of mytroubles).'

             - James Whitbourn