Who can from Joy Refrain?, Z.342 (Purcell, Henry)




For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Michrond (2016/1/6)

Performer Pages Michel Rondeau (trumpet)
Performers Aline Letendre (organ)
Publisher Info. Michel Rondeau
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
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General Information

Work Title Who can from Joy Refrain?
Alternative. Title A Birthday Song for the Duke of Gloucester
Composer Purcell, Henry
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Z.342
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 11 sections
  1. Overture
  2. Verse
  3. Chorus
  4. Song
  5. Ritornello
  6. Song
  7. Song
  8. Song
  9. Chacone
  10. Verse
  11. Chorus
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1689 or 1695?
First Performance. 1695 July 24?
Librettist Nahum Tate
Language English
Dedication On the Duke of Gloucester's Birthday
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Mss Sources Mss score, 1670-95, with composer's markings. GB-Ob, MS. Mus. c.27
Autograph, 1689, GB-Lbl Add. 30934

Misc. Comments

There are a couple of different sources- one gives "A Song for ye Duke of Glosters birthday July ye 24th 1695" (RISM 800226627); the autograph is dated (by RISM?) to closer to 1689, however. The finished work might use material from an earlier (1689) manuscript, of course. Some sources give "song", others "ode".

Worldcat suggests no publication (other than the manuscript itself, and not a publication of a copy of it, either) earlier than 1949 or so when Novello published the overture above.