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Purcell King Arthur Vocal Score

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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.

Category: Vocal

Sub Category 1: Repertoire

Composer: Henry Purcell

Format: Vocal Score

Medium: Softcover

Publisher: Novello

ISBN13: 9780853601784

UPC: ZNOV070418

Voicing: SATB

Accompaniment: Piano