Title: Hail, bright Cecilia Z. Cecilia 's Day Language: English Instruments: Orchestra. English text.
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Bright Cecilia Z. Cecilia , was composed by Henry Purcell to a text by the Irishman Nicholas Brady in in honour of the feast day of Saint Cecilia , patron saint of musicians. Annual celebrations of this saint's feast day 22 November began in , organised by the Musical Society of London , a group of musicians and music lovers.
Welcome to all the pleasures Z. Bright Cecilia remains the best known. The first performance on 22 September at Stationers' Hall was a great success, and received an encore. With a text full of references to musical instruments it is suggested that Cecilia invented the organ , the work requires a wide variety of vocal soloists and obbligato instruments. The airs employ a variety of dance forms.
The orchestra also includes two recorders called flutes with a bass flute, two oboes called hautboys , strings and basso continuo. Bright Cecilia, Hail! This in the sprightly Violin That in the Flute distinctly speaks! 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: In unseen Chains it does the Fancy bind; At once it charms the Sense and captivates the Mind 5.
Soul of the World! Inspir'd by thee, The jarring Seeds of Matter did agree, Thou didst the scatter'd Atoms bind, Which, by thy Laws of true proportion join'd, Made up of various Parts one perfect Harmony. If any Earthly Music dare, The noble Organ may. Wondrous Machine! To thee the Warbling Lute, Though us'd to Conquest, must be forc'd to yield: With thee unable to dispute. Let these amongst themselves contest, Which can discharge its single Duty best.
Bright Cecilia, Hail to thee! Great Patroness of Us and Harmony! The work was edited by publication by Edward Francis Rimbault. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henry Purcell. Remember not, Lord, our offences c. Come Ye Sons of Art Music for a While Nymphs and Shepherds Abdelazer The Moor's Pavane " Lillibullero ". List of compositions by Henry Purcell. Categories : Odes and welcome songs by Henry Purcell Choral compositions compositions.
Purcell Hail Bright Cecilia
Bright Cecilia was composed to a text by Nicholas Brady in in honour of the feast day of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. It is a celebratory work comprised of masterful instrumental sections, majestic choruses and varied solos, duets and trios that will serve as a fitting close to the Festival. John Blow : Welcome, Every Guest. Henry Purcell : Hail, Bright Cecilia. Symphony Hail! Bright Cecilia.
Hail, Bright Cecilia, Z.328 (Purcell, Henry)
Bright Cecilia" is an important work in the history of music. Influenced as he was by Italian writing, Purcell helped permanently integrate the Italian style into English musical composition. It also was an important influence on Handel's writing, and the history of choral music would not be the same without it. Saint Cecilia was a third century Roman martyr, and is traditionally known as the patron saint of music and of the blind.
Hail, bright Cecilia, Z 328 (Henry Purcell)
Bright Cecilia Z. Cecilia , was composed by Henry Purcell to a text by the Irishman Nicholas Brady in in honour of the feast day of Saint Cecilia , patron saint of musicians. Annual celebrations of this saint's feast day 22 November began in , organised by the Musical Society of London , a group of musicians and music lovers. Welcome to all the pleasures Z. Bright Cecilia remains the best known.