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Drew Jacoby and Matt Foley

Drew Jacoby and Matt Foley (The Royal Ballet of Flanders Koninklijk Ballet Vlaanderen), “Dido and Aenas”, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, music by Henry Purcell, 2017 Benois de la Danse Laureates Gala, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia (May 30, 2017) 77 more words


Celebrating Purcell: treasure trove in the Keller Archive

That caught your eye, dear reader, didn’t it? But first, I must come clean to my many delightful Keller followers: this is not about the man himself or indeed his insights into Purcell (not that I’m aware he had any). 1,086 more words

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