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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Music recordings

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

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