Henry Purcell. Hail, bright Cecilia (Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. Composition Information ↓; Description. #3. Hark! hark! each Tree its silence breaks; the Box and Firr to talk begin; Hark! this in the sprightly Violin, That in the Flute distinctly speaks;. Henry Purcell. (). Ode for And Chorus, Hail, bright Cecilia. No. 3 Duet (Soprano Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day (). Henry Purcell ().

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In the composition of “Hail, Bright Cecilia! It has thirteen movements and sets a poem by the Reverend Nicholas Brady in praise of Cecilia, music, and the instruments of music.

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Hail, bright Cecilia, Z 328 (Henry Purcell)

We believe therefore that the ensemble recorded here parallels the number of performers that took part in seventeenth-century performances. He seemed to like the weight of the basses alone and in relief against grander choral movements. Let these amongst themselves contest, Which can discharge its single Duty best.

The opening symphony is also highly structured, and is Purcell’s most Italianate work. This version is in d minor with the symphony arranged for two treble recorders. She married Valerian, a pagan, on the condition that she be allowed to remain a virgin. Cecilia’s Day ceccilia Purcell untilbut other composers such as Blow, Eccles, and Clarke wrote odes for the Festivities in the meantime.


The tenor is purcdll lowest voice of the four voices in this section, making it a very treble experience. For any particular section of music he could use all of his resources, or as few of his resources as he liked.

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Purcell himself appears to have been less concerned by the texts he was given, consistently turning out music of astonishing imagination and high quality and frequently reserving his finest music for some of the least distinguished words. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Title Ode for St. She told him that an angel of God had told her to take a vow of chastity, but he wanted to see the angel. Originally issued on CDA It also is highly structured. But for all their individual faults, together they make fine consorts.

There are four bars at the end that tie into “The Airy Violin”. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. They gave prizes for the finest musical compositions and the best composers entered the competition. The range brihgt the countertenor voice is within that of the female vocal range, but the timbre of the two voices is very dissimilar. This piece is continually inventive. The instruments all appear to have been played one to a part. Over the words “And straight cecilja grieve” there is beautiful chromatic word painting.

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He tried to have her burned, but had to have her beheaded when the fire didn’t scathe her. Bright Cecilia” ends the work. Cecilia’s Day Name Translations Hail! Retrieved from ” http: The final chorus is triumphant. The orchestra also includes two recorders called flutes with a bass flute, two oboes called hautboysstrings and basso continuo. She had vowed to remain a virgin as a child, but because she was a noblewoman, she was forced to marry.

Cecilia’s Day was a civic entertainment, put on for the entire population. The first is a musical painting of a chugging organ; the second of violins unable to keep their pitch.