Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell

Shakespeare's comedic play “A Midsummer Night's Dream” recreated by Purcell for the operatic stage. This book housing the vocal score the “The Fairy Queen” has been cut down from the original version for a performance “devised by Peter Pears. The musical score is very easy to read for both singers and musicians and the music overall is enchanting, just like in a fairytale, if performed decently.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: M1503.P994 F32 1977
3rd Floor Music LibraryReview submitted by: Anna Munakata, Music: Vocal/Mus.Ed.Inst Student
Rating: Highly Recommended

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