Pelham Humfrey

Pelham Humfrey

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The fifteen years between the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the beginning of Henry Purcell's career saw the birth of the Baroque style in England. Pelham Humfrey was the most significant composer of this period, and his contribution to the English Baroque style was decisive. Though his career spanned little more than a decade, his output of verse anthems, court odes, and theatre music greatly influenced the musical style of the Restoration and provided Henry Purcell, Humfrey's pupil, with a solid foundation for his own career. This study offers particularly sharp insights into Humfrey's synthesis of French and Italian styles and his creation of a distinctive English Baroque idiom. Students and scholars of music during the Baroque era.
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 140 x 220mm | 170g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • music examples
  • 0193152347
  • 9780193152342