Croft, William/Purcell, Henry - Ground in C minor - Video

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Croft, William/Purcell, Henry - Ground in C minor - Video

Post by bzel » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:13 pm

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Re: Croft, William/Purcell, Henry - Ground in C minor - Video

Post by bzel » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:20 pm

Hi moderator pogmoor.
The title of my video is ground in c minor by Purcell or Croft. Please do not change my title!
As far as I'm aware there is no consensus as to who of the two composers wrote this piece. Perhaps one wrote the ground and the other the variations. So unless you have definite evidence to the contrary please keep my title as it was.
I arranged this piece from Purcell's Works from the harpsichord URTEXT edition, published by Lea Pocket Scores.

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Re: Croft, William/Purcell, Henry - Ground in C minor - Video

Post by OldPotter » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:52 am

I noted the disagreements on the composer and am just going to ignore that because the music is beautiful and just strikes an immediate chord in me. Thanks for playing and posting.
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Re: Croft, William/Purcell, Henry - Ground in C minor - Video

Post by Cass Couvelas » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:13 am

A great favourite of mine. Beautiful rendition; thank you.

(PS: That's an impressive butterfly towards the end!)
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Re: Croft, William/Purcell, Henry - Ground in C minor - Video

Post by pogmoor » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:53 pm

I had thought the attribution to Croft was secure, but having googled around a bit today I found that the weight of musicological opinion is that the piece is based on a previous work by Purcell, but was composed by Croft. There is a Musical Times article from 1978 in which the following comment appears, referring to the Ground in C minor:
...This keyboard transcription of the alto solo 'With him he brings the partner of his throne' from Purcell''s 1686 Birthday Ode for King James II [...] has been attributed to William Croft, appearing as the final movement of his Suite no. 4 in C minor.
(Meffen, John. “A Question of Temperament: Purcell and Croft.” The Musical Times, vol. 119, no. 1624, 1978, pp. 504–506. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/959915.)

Howard Ferguson and Christopher Hogwood include the ground in their 1974 edition Complete harpsichord works /​ William Croft and it appears on several CD recordings of Croft's work. However I believe there are two manuscript sources (in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Library) one of which attributes it to Purcell and the other to Croft. I have altered the title of this thread to reflect this discrepancy.
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Re: Croft, William/Purcell, Henry - Ground in C minor - Video

Post by bzel » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:24 pm

Cass Couvelas wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:13 am
A great favourite of mine. Beautiful rendition; thank you.

(PS: That's an impressive butterfly towards the end!)
Thanks.
it's a lovely butterfly.
Did you also see the four leaf clover at the end? They are very rare to find , and bring good luck.

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