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Acis and Galatea Biographical Background and Musical Excerpts Biographical Background 0. 1713-1716 lived at Burlington House 1. Trip to Germany summer of 1716 – J.C. Smith 2. Closing of opera house 1716 3. 1717-1718 - Cannons Is Acis and Galatea a masque? 4. NG definition defines two types 5. Acis is not really either 6. Probably best to call it a pastoral, or even a short English opera
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The Libretto 7. Derives from Ovid’s Metamorphoses 8. Written by John Gay (with Pope and Hughes) 9. Pastoral genre (from Renaissance Italy) Performing Forces 10. STTTB (no alto). Sang choruses and solos 11. S = Galatea, T1 = Acis, T2 = Damon, T3 = chorus only, B = Polyphemus 12. Strings, basso continuo, 2 oboes, two flutes Sinfonia 13. Italian-style overture 14. Features pair of oboes
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Unformatted text preview: 15. uniquely programmatic? Wretched Lovers 2 16. Commenting function of chorus 17. Staging? 18. Style of English madrigal Polyphemuss accompagnato and aria 19. recitative passage combination of recitative and arioso styles 20. Word-painting 21. Da capo aria, but without opening ritornello Cease, O cease, thou gentle youth 22. Dry recitative (recitativo secco) Trio 23. Acis and Galatea in imitation, then addition of Polyphemus 3 24. Two stanzas, interrupted by the murder 25. Action in the music Accompagnato and Chorus 26. Acis sings Help, Galatea as accompanied recitative followed by arioso 27. Mourning chorus in English tradition of John Blow and Henry Purcell 4...
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2009 for the course MUS 308 taught by Professor Parker during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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