Britons, strike home! (1695)

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Composer:Purcell, Henry (1659-1695), English
Genre:Opera extract
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
There are no text/lyrics; this File was generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so doesn't look pretty even though it 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). My Website (above) also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
This piece is an extract from "Bonduca, or The British Heroine", a Tragedy in five acts, with spoken prologue and epilogue. "Bonduca" is Boadicea/Boudica. There is a competent performance of this Work by The Taverner Choir (chorus director: Andrew Parrott), The Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Christopher Hogwood, on YouTube starting <A HREF=" target="_blank">here</A>.