The Fairy Queen, 1692

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purfq.zip (October 2011) 220 kB
Full name of work:The Fairy Queen, 1692
Composer:Purcell, Henry (1659-1695), English
About:http://www.naxos.com/person/Henr....._20995/20995.htm
Music category:Masque or semi-opera
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings & harpsichord etc).
Name of file creator:John Hooper
e-mail address:john "at" learnchoralmusic "dot" co "dot" uk
website:http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk
Running time:02:03:30
Comments:This ZIP File contains the following:-
01-1stMusic-Prelude.nwc 1: First Music - Prelude
02-1stMusic-Hornpipe.nwc 2: . . . . . . - Hornpipe
03-2ndMusic-Air.nwc 3: Second Music - Air
04-2ndMusic-Rondeau.nwc 4: . . . . . . - Rondeau
05-Overture.nwc 5: Overture
06-ComeLet.nwc 6: Come let us leave the town
07-Fill.nwc 7: Scene of the drunken poet
08-1stActTune-Jig.nwc 8: First Act Tune - Jig
09-ComeAll.nwc 9: Come all ye songsters
10-11-12.nwc 10:
11:May the God of wit inspire
12:Echo
13a-b-c.nwc 13a: Now join warbling voice
13b:Sing while trip
13c:Fairies' Dance
14-See.nwc 14: See, even Night herself is here
15-IamCome.nwc 15: I am come to lock all fast
16-OneCharming.nwc 16: One charming night gives more delight
17-Hush.nwc 17: Hush, no more
18-DanceNight.nwc 18: Dance for the followers of Night
19-2ndActTune-Air.nwc 19: Second Act Tune - Air
21-Symph-swans.nwc 21: Symphony - While the swans come forward
22-Dance-fairies.nwc 22: Dance for the fairies
23-Dance-GreenMen.nwc 23: Dance for the Green Men
24-YeGentle.nwc 24: Ye gentle spirits of the air
25-NowMaids.nwc 25: Dialogue between Coridon and Mopsa
(Now the maids and the men are making of hay)
26-WhenHeard.nwc 26: When I have often heard young maids
27-DanceHaymakers.nwc 27: Dance for the haymakers
28-Thous.nwc 28: A thousand, thousand ways
29-3rdAct-Hornpipe.nwc 29: Third Act tune - Hornpipe
30-ActIV-Symph.nwc 30: Act IV - Symphony
31-32.nwc 31: Now the night is chas'd away
32:Let the fifes and the clarions
33-34-35.nwc 33: Entry of Phoebus
34:When a cruel long Winter
35:Hail! Great parent
36-ThusSpring.nwc 36: Thus the ever grateful Spring
37-Here'sSummer.nwc 37: Here's the Summer, sprightly gay
38-39.nwc 38: See my many colour'd fields 39: Now Winter comes slowly
Hail! Great parent
40-4thActTune-Air.nwc 40: Fourth Act Tune - Air
41-ActV-Prelude.nwc 41: Act V - Prelude
42-ThriceHappy.nwc 42: Thrice happy lovers
43-ThePlaint.nwc 43: The Plaint
44-EntryDance.nwc 44: Entry dance
45-Symphony.nwc 45: Symphony
46-ThusGloomy.nwc 46: Thus the gloomy world
47-Happy.nwc 47: Thus happy and free
48-YesDaphne.nwc 48: Yes, Daphne
49-MonkeyDance.nwc 49: Monkeys' dance
50-HarkHow.nwc 50: Hark how all things
51-Hark.nwc 51: Hark! The echoing air
52-Dull.nwc 52: Sure the dull God
53-Prelude.nwc 53: Prelude
54-5-6-7.nwc 54: See, I obey
55:Turn thine eyes
56:My torch indeed
57:They shall be happy
58-Chaconne. 58: Chaconne
59-Happy. 59: Chorus
All this Work has been transposed down a semitone to match the CD I listened to.
There are no text/lyrics; these Files were generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so don't look pretty even though they should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold).
Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above). The Site also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
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