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King Arthur

Opera Vocal Score

By Henry Purcell

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Voice, Piano Accompaniment (Vocal Score)
Opera Vocal Score. Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Music Sales America. Opera, Classical. 176 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV070418. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14026383).

Item Number: HL.14026383

ISBN 085360178X. 7x10 inches.

King Arthur was the only one of Purcell's professionally produced operas to have been designed as a semi-opera; the others were all adaptations of earlier plays. Dryden made a real attempt to integrate the music into the drama, but since he ascribed to the dramatic conventions of the period which virtually confined music to allegorical or supernatural beings and their worshippers, or servants, shepherds and similar characters, the main action mostly occurs in the spoken sections, and even the two singing characters, Philidel and Grimbald speak more than they sing.

  • Brave Souls 
  • Come If You Dare 
  • Come, Follow Me 
  • Come, Shepherds 
  • Fairest Isle 
  • For Love ev'ry Creature 
  • Great Love 
  • Hither, This Way 
  • How blest are shepherds 
  • How Happy The Lover 
  • I Call 
  • Let Not A Moonborn Elf 
  • No Part Of My Dominion 
  • Our Natives Not Alone Appear 
  • Recitative, 'The White Horse Neigh'd' 
  • Recitative, 'Woden First To Thee' 
  • Round Thy Coast 
  • Saint George 
  • See, See, We Assemble 
  • Shepherd, Shepherd, Leave Decoying 
  • Sound A Parley 
  • The Lot Is Cast 
  • Thou Doting Fool 
  • 'tis I That Have Warm'd Ye 
  • To Woden Thanks We Render 
  • Two Daughters of This Aged Stream 
  • What Ho! Thou Genius 
  • What Power Art Thou 
  • Ye Blust'ring Brethren 
  • You Say Tis Love 
  • Your Hay It Is Mow'd 
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