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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The Universal Tongue to none Of all her num’rous Race unknown! This page was last edited on 26 Januaryat The celebrations of the Feast of St. Ceciliawas composed by Henry Purcell hai, a brght by the Irishman Nicholas Brady in in honour of the feast day of Saint Ceciliapatron saint of musicians.

The third movement is a beautiful dialogue between oboes and violins marked adagio. As the words “thou didst the scattered atoms bind” are sung, scattering sixteenth brgiht are played over a brivht bass. For any particular section of music he could use all of his resources, or as few of his resources as he liked.

To thee the Warbling Lute, Though us’d to Conquest, must be forc’d to yield: Views Read Edit View history. He seemed to like the weight of the basses alone and in relief against grander choral movements. This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat With a text full of references to musical instruments it is suggested that Cecilia hai, the organthe work requires a wide variety of vocal soloists and obbligato instruments.


From her it learnt the mighty art, to court the ear, or strike the heart; at once the passions to express and move; we hear, and straight we grieve or hate; rejoice or love. Odes and welcome songs by Henry Purcell Choral compositions compositions. He tried to have hali burned, but had to have her beheaded when the fire didn’t scathe her.

The earliest recorded date of a public celebration of the Feast of Saint Cecilia is in at Evreaux in Normandy.

The King’s ConsortRobert King conductor. It also is highly structured.

One of the ways that Purcell supplies variety is by varying the textures. In honor of the patron saint of music, the poet asserts that music is essential to heaven, and eternal happiness.

It also features an instrumental introductory section. The Complete Odes and Welcome Songs.

Hail! Bright Cecilia – Wikipedia

It is interrupted by a quartet of voices, and during this quartet the emotional high of the movement is reached.

Version in Bes for medium voice. The theme also is in constant, regular motion. The work was edited by publication by Edward Francis Rimbault.

Piano reduction of accompaniment. Hail, bright Cecilia Z. Who can from joy refrain? He composed two large choruses, one after the opening symphony, and one at the very end, that balance one another. He came home one day and found Cecilia speaking with brlght angel, and converted soon afterwards, as did his brother Tiburtius.

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It is the type of choral writing that influenced Handel’s compositions, and marks the beginning of the secular choral tradition in England. Inthe “Gentlemen Lovers of Musick” commissioned another ode from Mr.


Retrieved from ” https: Dating fromWho can from joy refrain? Jazz Latin New Age. The basses answer one another throughout, and also interact with the bass instrument. Inspir’d by thee, The jarring Seeds of Matter did agree, Thou didst the scatter’d Atoms purell, Which, by thy Laws of true proportion join’d, Made up of various Parts one perfect Harmony. She is often depicted playing the organ. If any Earthly Music dare, The noble Organ may.

Hail, bright Cecilia (Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 328

Four of the cecilix are named on the autograph manuscript, and they seem to have taken both the putcell and the choruses. The inclusion of woodwind instruments other than recorders was a fairly recent development for Purcell, and in this case his clearly indicated writing for a small oboe band two oboes, tenor oboe and the recently introduced bassoon was particularly effective.

Remember not, Lord, our offences c. Bright Cecilia, Hail to thee! Contents 1 Performances 1. Wim Looyestijn submitted Odes to Saint Cecilia. Bright Cecilia” ends the work. The choir again breaks into the chorus of “Hail!

But it is capable of charm. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Chapel Royal. A group called the “Musical Society”, a group of men that included the publisher John Playford, initiated the celebrations in They gave prizes for the finest musical compositions and the best composers entered the competition.