The Fairy Queen, Z.629

The Fairy-Queen, Z. 629 is a 1692 masque (semi-opera) by Henry Purcell, to an anonymous libreto based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Purcell wrote it three years before his death at age 35, and the lost score was only rediscovered early in the 20th century. Purcell did not set any of Shakespeare's text to music; instead he composed music for short masques in every act but the first. The play itself was also slightly modernised in keeping with seventeenth-century dramatic conventions. The masques are related to the play ... more

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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Dance for the fairies
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - The Plaint
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Rondeau
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Monkey's Dance
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Rondeau (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Jig (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Sing While we Trip it Upon the Green (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - One Charming Night (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Hush No More (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - If Love's a Sweet Passion (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Dance for the Fairies (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - When I have Often Heard Young Maids (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - A Thousand Ways We'll Find (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Next, Winter Comes Slowly (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Entry Dance (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Thus Happy and Free (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - Chaconne (For Recorders - Papalin)
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RecordingThe Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - They Shall be as Happy as They're Fair (For Recorders - Papalin)
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