Music blog

14 June 2012

Purcell and his manuscripts

Henry PurcellThe British Library is holding a study day on the music of Henry Purcell on Tuesday 26 June. Join us to explore Purcell's vocal and instrumental music - and some of his own manuscripts now preserved at the British Library. Speakers include Peter Holman and Bruce Wood, and the day ends with a talk and performance by the renowned viol ensemble Fretwork.

The British Library holds some of the most important manuscripts of Purcell's music. We have just digitised three of these and will be marking the launch of the online versions at the study day. Some original manuscripts will also be on display.

Update, 19 June: This event is now fully booked.



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