Harmonia Sacra

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This collection of six anthems for various combinations of voices employs a figured continuo accompaniment. Instrumental interludes labeled "symphonies" can also be found interspersed among the choral selections. Though the music cites no particular scriptural passages, the text seems inspired by - if not directly derived from - the Bible.

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1 score (34 p.); 30 cm.

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Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695 1730~.

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  • Main Title: Harmonia Sacra
  • Added Title: or Select Anthems in Scores for one, two,and three Voices Compos'd by the late Mr. Henry Purcell

Description

This collection of six anthems for various combinations of voices employs a figured continuo accompaniment. Instrumental interludes labeled "symphonies" can also be found interspersed among the choral selections. Though the music cites no particular scriptural passages, the text seems inspired by - if not directly derived from - the Bible.

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1 score (34 p.); 30 cm.

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Virtual Music Rare Book Room

The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • 1730~

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  • Dec. 11, 2014, 12:57 p.m.

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  • June 10, 2016, 11:08 a.m.

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Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695. Harmonia Sacra, score, 1730~; London. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463632/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.