John Blow


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Blow, John,

1649–1708, English composer. He was organist and choirmaster at Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal and the teacher of Henry Purcell. He wrote more than 100 anthems and 10 sacred services, mostly unpublished, and a masque, Venus and Adonis.
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However, the setting of the Te Deum and Jubilate sung at the St Cecilia's Day service in 1695 was, we know, by John Blow, and Blow also set a short Ode ('Welcome, welcome, ev'ry guest'),(10) which Husk thinks 'suited to a "Musick feast"'.
Pieces by John Blow, Pelham Humphrey, Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell's sumptuous My Beloved Spake competed a fascinating snapshot of stylistic development.
events - Venus and Adonis, a baroque opera by John Blow.
This edition of the organ music of John Blow supersedes that produced by the late Watkins Shaw (London, 1958; 2nd, rev.
Excerpts from John Blow's Venus and Adonis, the earliest surviving English opera, featured solo parts by trombonist Matthew Gee and trumpeter Alan Thomas, who were both excellent.
Christopher Morley Venus and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas Birmingham University Summer Festival John Blow's Venus and Adonis and Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, both composed within a few years of each other towards the end of the 17th century, on paper make the ideal doublebill for an operatic evening.
For the CPO label, he has recorded John Blow's Venus and Adonis with the Boston Early Music Festival.
Their programme will include work by Handel, John Blow and Mozart and will feature soloists Eleanor Bosworth (soprano), Charlotte Brean (mezzo), Andrew King (tenor) and David Wynne (bass).
Repertoire by John Blow, Henry Purcell, and others fed the voracious appetites of these clubs, and persisted in collections into the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, even while new clubs also demanded new part-songs "as fresh as their food and drink" (p.
The church, on Beverley Gardens, will host the Whitley Bay High School Early Music Consort and the Brandling Consort for the opening event next Thursday at 7.30pm, a programme entitled Musick for the Baroque Theatre which will feature excerpts from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and John Blow's mini-opera Venus and Adonis, along with Purcell's Abdelazer Suite.
MORE RESTORATION ORGAN MUSIC is attributed to John Blow than to all his English contemporaries put together.
The great revelation on |Fairest work of happy nature': songs and keyboard music by John Blow (Hyperion CDA66646, rec 1993), performed by John Mark Ainsley, Timothy Roberts and Paula Chateauneuf, is the song of the title, a strophic air ornamented verse by verse as the expressions of love become more intense.