Suite Anglaise (Purcell, Henry)

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For cello and piano (Ronchini)

 Piano Score
#304526 - 0.89MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 252x

PDF scanned by Jurabe
Jurabe (2013/11/24)

 Cello Part
#304527 - 0.41MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 129x

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Ronchini-Purcell Cover.jpg

Ferdinando Ronchini (1865–1932)

Publisher Info.:

Paris: E. Gallet, n.d.(1910s?). Plate E.G. 8068.


Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

From the uploader's library. Poor quality, much yellowed paper, cleaned and whitened with the program Irfanview. If authentic, much arranged "transcription". No sources furnished nor notes of any kind. Arrangement dedicated to André Hekking (1866–1925).


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General Information

Work Title Suite Anglaise (Ronchini's title)
Alternative Title
Composer Purcell, Henry
Movements/Sections 5 pieces
  1. Saraband
  2. Corrente
  3. Hornpipe
  4. Ayre
  5. Hornpipe
Composer Time Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque

Misc. Comments

Unfortunately, this cannot be tagged until the original is known (probably cello/continuo, but as the notes above indicate, the authenticity is in question).

Re "probably cello/continuo"- whyso "probably" over "probably not"? What reason to believe so one way/the other? This seems to be a cello/piano arrangement of works from -all over- Purcell's output- a precursor, without the irony, of Pulcinella and the Suite italienne (etc.), if you like (and contemporary of similar pieces by other composers of the late 19th/early 20th. Though given that Stravinsky's Pulcinella was premiered in 1920 and this was, it seems, published sometime between 1915-1920, not "precursor" by much at any rate.) According to RISM, the opening Saraband's opening matches that of the 3rd, slow, section of Purcell's "Distressed Innocence", Z.577/1. See RISM 704002368. I don't know if the whole movement matches, but maybe someone could check. That would at least tell us if one movement of this suite was adapted by Ronchini from one piece by Purcell, anyway. The 2nd movement's opening matches that of Z.219 (see RISM 800261522) which may be of disputed authenticity but which Ronchini may have believed to be authentic (which is more to the point, after all- though how widely published -is- this work?...). (The Hornpipe might come from the overture in C major Z.611/6.) - Schissel
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