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Henry Purcell

The so-called “Cold Song” or the “What Power Art Thou?” aria from King Arthur opera is one of the most interesting English pieces of music composed by… 143 more words


From Why I Became A Drummer

…I have also learned another interesting aspect of drumming which for years I had associated only with the 26 drum rudiments and technical exercises. I have recently come to believe that roll, and flam rudiments  are related to trills and appoggiatura. 331 more words


“A very great master of music”

“A very great master of music”

This was the headline grabbing news in The Post Boy for 26 November 1695 on the death of composer Henry Purcell. 521 more words

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The Fairy Queen

The Fairy Queen – Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin

Composer: Henry Purcell

Director: Conor Hanratty

Conductor: David Adams

The Royal Irish Academy of Music, in collaboration with Design for Stage and Screen at IADT, Dun Laoghaire, opened their interpretation of Henry Purcell’s semi-opera… 659 more words


Wigmore Mondays - Richard Egarr: Keyboard music of the Tudors and Stuarts

Richard Egarr (photo Marco Borggreve)

Byrd Fantasia in A minor; Pavan and Galliard; The Bells

Purcell Suite in G major; Ground in C minor

Blow… 448 more words

In Concert

Gerard Brooks + Christ Church Spitalfields Organ

Building Bridge’s

There must be weirder ways to spend a Sunday afternoon than stuck inside a church organ, but there can’t be many. Balancing on planks between 2,000 precious pipes was a… 345 more words

Lavender's Blue

Andreas Scholl - Henry Purcell's Cold Song (The Cold Genius) from King Arthur

What power art thou, who from below
Hast made me rise unwillingly and slow
From beds of everlasting snow
See’st thou not ( how stiff )2) and wondrous old… 23 more words