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Purcell Society Volume 26 - King Arthur

King Arthur (Arr. Laurie)

By Henry Purcell

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King Arthur (Arr. Laurie). Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Purcell Society Volume. Opera or Operetta. Book [Softcover]. Novello & Co Ltd. #MUSNOV151026. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14017908).

Item Number: HL.14017908

ISBN 9780853605850. 7.75x11 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 thier 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.

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