The Keyboard Suites of Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell

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This work largely concerns the roles of Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell in the history of English keyboard music as reflected in their keyboard suites. Both, as composers of the Restoration period, integrated the French style with the more traditional English techniques--especially, in the case of Purcell, the virginalist heritage-- in their keyboard music. Through a detailed examination of their suites, I reveal differences in their individual styles and set forth unique characteristics of each composer. Both composers used the then traditional almain-corant-saraband pattern as the basis of the suite, to which they added a variety of English country dances. ... continued below

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viii, 79 leaves: music

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Kim, Hae-Jeong August 1989.

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This work largely concerns the roles of Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell in the history of English keyboard music as reflected in their keyboard suites. Both, as composers of the Restoration period, integrated the French style with the more traditional English techniques--especially, in the case of Purcell, the virginalist heritage-- in their keyboard music. Through a detailed examination of their suites, I reveal differences in their individual styles and set forth unique characteristics of each composer. Both composers used the then traditional almain-corant-saraband pattern as the basis of the suite, to which they added a variety of English country dances. At the same time they modified the traditional dances with a variety of French and Italian idioms, thereby making distinctive individual contributions to the genre.

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Kim, Hae-Jeong. The Keyboard Suites of Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell, thesis, August 1989; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501040/: accessed February 28, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .