Henry Purcell: Three Occasional Odes, edited by Bruce Wood (Purcell Society Edition Vol. 1)

The new Purcell Society Edition Volume 1 contains the following three works by Henry Purcell:

  • Celestial music did the gods inspire (Z. 322)
  • Of old, when heroes thought it base (The Yorkshire Feast Song) (Z. 333)
  • Great Parent, hail! (Z. 327)

Publisher: Stainer & Bell

Publication date: 2008

The full score of Three Occasional Odes is available to purchase from Stainer & Bell. Offprints of each work are also available separately. Performing material for each ode (full scores, vocal scores and instrumental parts) is available for rental from Stainer & Bell. Vocal scores are also available for sale (print to demand). Please email Stainer & Bell for further details.

This completely new edition supersedes the original Purcell Society Edition Vol. 1 edited by W.H. Cummings and published by Novello and Ewer in 1868, which contained the Yorkshire Feast Song only. The new Volume 1 also provides brand new editions of Celestial Music and Great Parent, hail! to replace those published in 1957 in Purcell Society Edition Vol. 27 (Miscellaneous Odes and Cantatas). That volume has now been replaced by a new Vol. 27 containing Symphony Songs.