American Choral Review Archive

Volume 26, No. 4 (Special Issue)

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The Odes of Henry Purcell

by Lewis W. Gordon

ABSTRACT:

The musical ode of the Baroque era arose through a...

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ABSTRACT:

The musical ode of the Baroque era arose through a growing demand for celebration and pageantry which the literary ode could not fully satisfy. Yet the musical settings were necessarily dominated by the content and form of their texts, and a knowledge of the development of the literary form is essential to a fuller understanding of its musical counterpart.

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