Celebrate this festival [Z 321] (1693)

purc_celez.zipJuly 202248.79 kB00:31:27
  • 01: Symphony00:01:35
  • 02: Celebrate this festival00:01:34
  • 03: Britain now, thy cares beguile00:02:29
  • 04: 'Tis sacred, bid the trumpet cease00:03:05
  • 05: Crown the altar, deck the shrine00:02:52
  • 06: Expected Spring at last is come00:01:34
  • 07: April who till now00:02:56
  • 08_ Departing, thus, thus00:01:16
  • 09: Happy, happy, happy realm00:03:21
  • 10: While, for a righteous cause00:04:41
  • 11: Symphony. Return fond Muse00:03:33
  • 12: Kindly treat Maria's day00:02:31
Composer:Purcell, Henry (1659-1695), English
Genre:Choral Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horn, bassoon)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:John (e-mail)
This zip File contains:-
01-Symphony.nwc 1: Symphony
02-Celebrate.nwc 2: Celebrate this festival
03-Britain.nwc 3: Britain now, thy cares beguile
04-'Tis-sacred.nwc 4: 'Tis sacred, bid the trumpet cease
05-Crown-the-altar.nwc 5: Crown the altar, deck the shrine
06-Expected-spring.nwc 6: Expected Spring at last is come
07-April-who.nwc 7: April who till now has mourned
08-Departing.nwc 8: Departing, thus, thus, you'll hear
09-Happy.nwc 9: Happy, happy, happy realm
10-While, for.nwc 10: While, for a righteous cause
11-Symphony - Return.nwc 11: Symphony. Return fond Muse
12-Kindly treat.nwc 12: Kindly treat Maria's day
There are no text/lyrics; these File 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.
There is an excellent performance of this Work by the King's Consort (Robert King) on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIof1LyU2xE .