Series: Music Sales America Publisher: Novello Vocal Score Composer: Henry Purcell
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 their 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.
$25.95 (US) Inventory #HL 14026383 ISBN: 9780853601784 UPC: 884088426217 Publisher Code: NOV070418 Width: 7.0" Length: 10.0" 176 pages
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Series: Music Sales America