Voluntary on Old Hundreth
The underlying Purcell organ work bears the designation Z.721.
Year: / 2000
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $64.00 | Score Only (print) - $13.00
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In Score and Parts:
- The last word of the title is spelled Hundreth in the score and parts. It is correctly spelled Hundredth.
Henry Purcell's epitaph in the Westminster Abbey reads “Here lyes Henry Purcell Esqre, who left this Lyfe and is gone to that Blessed Place where only his Harmony can be exceeded.” Delightfully characteristic Baroque counterpoint and harmonies form a great style study while being a wonderful performance piece. Sostenuto passages, a controlled playing style, superb counterpoint, terraced dynamics and good activity for each wind section make this a great “middle” piece.
- Program Note adapted from publisher
Old 100th is also known as The Doxology. A doxology is a short hymn of praises to God in various forms of Christian worship, often added to the end of canticles, psalms, and hymns. The tradition derives from a similar practice in the Jewish synagogue, where some version of the Kaddish serves to terminate each section of the service.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
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- Plano (Tx.) East Senior High School Wind Ensemble (Jerry Thomas, conductor) – 20 December 2001 (2001 Midwest Clinic)
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Air and March (arr. Gordon) (1955)
- Battle Symphony (arr. Schaefer) (1976)
- Courtly Festival (arr. Gordon) (1961)
- Dido and Aeneas
- Dido's Lament (arr. Jos van de Braak)
- Fanfare and Rondo (arr. Gardner) (1957)
- Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Purcell) (arr. Stucky) (1992)
- Music for Queen Mary (arr. Garofalo) (1695/1999)
- Music for Queen Mary II (ed. King) (1695/1956)
- Ode on St. Cecelia's Day 1692
- Passing By
- A Purcell Suite (arr. Boyd)
- Rondeau from "Abdelazar" (arr. Farnon) (1695/1988)
- Suite in E-flat Major (arr. Martin) (2010)
- Symphony from "The Fairy Queen," Act IV (arr. Smith) (1692/1957)
- Trumpet Tune
- Trumpet Tune and Air
- Trumpet Tune and Ayre (arr. Barnes) (1988)
- Voluntary on Old Hundreth (arr. Curnow) (/2000)
- Doxology. Wikipedia. Accessed 25 June 2022