Unformatted text preview: the rondeau style of the opening air. The recitatives exemplify Italian influence. Particularly English are the careful text-settings, with their word-painting, and the Hornpipe which concludes the excerpt. When reading the excerpt from Curtis Prices book, do not concern yourself with references to other scholars, or to other parts of the play. Rather, focus on the general description, especially that of the elements of spectacle (Cupid descends, the Cold Genius arises) and the wonderful text-setting. Terms semi-opera (dramatic opera) masque hornpipe...
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- Winter '09
- Music, Henry Purcell, Dorset Garden Theatre, ) masque hornpipe, semi-opera King Arthur, peculiarly English genre