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The Purcell Manuscript / Davitt Moroney


Release Date: 08/06/2007 
Label:  Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 45166   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry PurcellOrlando GibbonsGiovanni Battista Draghi
Performer:  Davitt Moroney
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc contains the first performance of the Purcell manuscript found in 1993, now owned by the British Library.

The manuscript first came to light in November 1993 and provides the only example to survive of keyboard music written in Purcell's own hand. The Purcell section contains 21 pieces written on 22 pages; five of the pieces were entirely unknown; four others, arrangements for keyboard of his theatre music, were also not known before in this form; the remainder are known movements from his keyboard suites but even here the text often varies considerably from that given in their first publication (A choice collection of lessons for the harpsichord or spinnet published by his widow in 1696).

The rest of
Read more the manuscript contains music by Draghi, a colleague of Purcell who seems to have used the manuscript after Purcell died. Some of Draghi's music, too, is hitherto unknown and all is almost certainly autograph. It seems likely that the manuscript was used for teaching purposes.

On this recording, Davitt Moroney performs on single-manual instruments made by John Player in London in 1664, now in the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands Park in Surrey.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Harpsichord no 4 in A minor, Z 663 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: This performance of the suite includes the Jig movement found in 1993. 
2.
Prelude for Keyboard in C major by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Minuet for Keyboard by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4.
Air for Keyboard by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Thus happy and free by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Henry Purcell 
6.
Double Dealer, Z 592: Air by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Henry Purcell 
7.
Double Dealer, Z 592: Menuet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Henry Purcell 
8.
Virtuous Wife, Z 611 "Good Luck at Last": Minuet "Trumpet" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1694; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Henry Purcell 
9.
Virtuous Wife, Z 611 "Good Luck at Last": Minuet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1694; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Henry Purcell 
10.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Hornpipe by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Henry Purcell 
11.
Virtuous Wife, Z 611 "Good Luck at Last": Air by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1694; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Henry Purcell 
12.
Old Bachelor, Z 607: Hornpipe in E minor by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Henry Purcell 
13.
Hornpipe for Keyboard by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14.
Suite for Harpsichord in C major, Z 665 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1696; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: This version of the suite includes a previously unknown Prelude, and other variants which differ from the published edition of 1696. 
15.
Preludes (4) for Keyboard: no 2 in G major by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Virginal)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
16.
Select Suites (6) of Leszons for Harpsichord : Suite in A major by Giovanni Battista Draghi
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: The version of the A major Suite contained in this 1993 Purcell Manuscript includes two previously unknown movements, the Prelude and Passepied. 
17.
Select Suites (6) of Leszons for Harpsichord: Suite in G minor by Giovanni Battista Draghi
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: The version of the G minor Suite contained in this 1993 Purcell manuscript includes a previously unknown Air. 
18.
Select Suites (6) of Leszons for Harpsichord: Suite in C major by Giovanni Battista Draghi
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
19.
Select Suites (6) of Leszons for Harpsichord: Suite in G major by Giovanni Battista Draghi
Performer:  Davitt Moroney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Hatchlands Park, Surrey, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: The version of the G major Suite contained in this Purcell manuscript contains a previously unknown Prelude. 

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