American Choral Review Archive
Volume 26, No. 4 (Special Issue)
The Odes of Henry Purcell
by Lewis W. Gordon
The musical ode of the Baroque era arose through a...more...
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.less...