Henry Purcell: The Origins and Development of his Musical Style

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521106917: Henry Purcell: The Origins and Development of his Musical Style
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is the first book thoroughly to explore the musical style of Henry Purcell. In this comprehensive study, Martin Adams identifies music by other composers, both within England and from abroad, which influenced Purcell's compositional decisions. Using a mix of broad stylistic observation and detailed analysis, Adams distinguishes between late seventeenth-century English style in general and Purcell's style in particular and chronicles the changes in the composer's approach to the main genres in which he worked, especially the newly emerging ode and English opera. As a result, Adams reveals that although Purcell went through a marked stylistic development, encompassing an unusually wide range of surface changes, special elements of his style remained constant. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of music and theatre history and of British cultural and social history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'For Purcell specialists and scholars, Martin Adam's Henry Purcell: The Origins and Development of his Musical Style will be essential reading ... perhaps the most in-depth study of Purcell's music ever attempted.' The Sunday Times 'Ambitious ... painstaking and overwhelming detail'. Jeremy Noble, The Observer '... his discussion of the score and the circumstances of its performance is detailed, thought-provoking and convincing. This is a book that richly repays ... careful consecutive reading.' Forum for Modern Language Studies 'For Purcell specialists and scholars, Martin Adam's Henry Purcell: The Origins and Development of his Musical Style will be essential reading ... perhaps the most in-depth study of Purcell's music ever attempted.' The Sunday Times

Book Description:

This is the first book thoroughly to explore the musical style of Henry Purcell. In this comprehensive study, Martin Adams identifies music by other composers, both within England and from abroad, which influenced Purcell's compositional decisions.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521431590: Henry Purcell

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 052143159X ISBN 13: 9780521431590
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1995
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Martin Adams
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Digitally Printed ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. This is the first book thoroughly to explore the musical style of Henry Purcell. In this comprehensive study, Martin Adams identifies music by other composers, both within England and from abroad, which influenced Purcell's compositional decisions. Using a mix of broad stylistic observation and detailed analysis, Adams distinguishes between late seventeenth-century English style in general and Purcell's style in particular and chronicles the changes in the composer's approach to the main genres in which he worked, especially the newly emerging ode and English opera. As a result, Adams reveals that although Purcell went through a marked stylistic development, encompassing an unusually wide range of surface changes, special elements of his style remained constant. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of music and theatre history and of British cultural and social history. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521106917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
38.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Adams, Martin
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6037674-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
38.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Martin Adams
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Digitally Printed ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. This is the first book thoroughly to explore the musical style of Henry Purcell. In this comprehensive study, Martin Adams identifies music by other composers, both within England and from abroad, which influenced Purcell's compositional decisions. Using a mix of broad stylistic observation and detailed analysis, Adams distinguishes between late seventeenth-century English style in general and Purcell's style in particular and chronicles the changes in the composer's approach to the main genres in which he worked, especially the newly emerging ode and English opera. As a result, Adams reveals that although Purcell went through a marked stylistic development, encompassing an unusually wide range of surface changes, special elements of his style remained constant. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of music and theatre history and of British cultural and social history. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521106917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
41.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Adams, Martin
Published by Cambridge University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2009. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780521106917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
41.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Adams, Martin
Published by Cambridge University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2009. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780521106917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
38.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

6.

Adams, Martin
Published by Cambridge University Press 11/30/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press 11/30/2008, 2008. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Henry Purcell: The Origins and Development of His Musical Style. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780521106917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Adams, Martin
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 400 pages. 9.02x5.98x0.91 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0521106915

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

MARTIN ADAMS
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description 2009. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780521106917 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0445509

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
43.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Martin Adams
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Digitally Printed ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. This is the first book thoroughly to explore the musical style of Henry Purcell. In this comprehensive study, Martin Adams identifies music by other composers, both within England and from abroad, which influenced Purcell's compositional decisions. Using a mix of broad stylistic observation and detailed analysis, Adams distinguishes between late seventeenth-century English style in general and Purcell's style in particular and chronicles the changes in the composer's approach to the main genres in which he worked, especially the newly emerging ode and English opera. As a result, Adams reveals that although Purcell went through a marked stylistic development, encompassing an unusually wide range of surface changes, special elements of his style remained constant. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of music and theatre history and of British cultural and social history. Seller Inventory # LIE9780521106917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
51.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Martin Adams
Published by Cambridge University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 0521106915 ISBN 13: 9780521106917
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SONG0521106915

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
52.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book