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Information about Purcell H : 20 Keyboard Pieces and 1 by Orlando Gibbons (Piano)
First publication of the Purcell manuscript discovered in 1993, now held in The British Library, London Henry Purcell used this teaching manuscript to introduce the forms and keyboard techniques of his day edited by leading British harpsichordist Davitt Moroney, whose fascinating preface illustrates the collection?s background and importance includes five facsimile pages includes recording of all the pieces by Davitt Moroney on CD
?first-rate scholarly edition ... with copious historical notes, invaluable insights into performance practice issues, facsimile pages of the original and much else of interest ... piano teachers should acquire this very reasonably-priced publication without delay.? Early Music Today Aug/Sept 2000 ?It is fitting that the Associated Board should add this to their highly regarded series of examination and educational material. The publication marks a thoughtful venture into new territory, with a responsible approach that caters for all in a welcome and refreshing manner.? Early Music May 2000 ?A very readable and scholarly introduction ... five facsimile pages are both beautiful and illuminating ... erudite and thorough edition by Davitt Moroney? Piano March 2000 ?This collection should adorn the shelf of all self-respecting piano teachers.? Sheet Music Spring 2000 ?an absolute must for every teacher - not only for its musical value with hitherto unknown works by our great English genius but also for the edition itself with five facsimile pages from original MSS thus making it a work of unprecedented historical worth.? Piano Journal, EPTA ?Davitt Moroney provides an exemplary appreciation of how knowingly and skillfully Purcell put this collection together... Moroney?s commentary on notation, ornaments, and, especially, fingering is both historically reassuring and musically stimulating.? Piano & Keyboard (USA)
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