Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen, edited by Bruce Wood and Andrew Pinnock (Purcell Society Edition Vol. 12)

Purcell Society Edition Volume 12 contains the music and complete text of the dramatic opera The Fairy Queen, Z. 629.

Publisher: Stainer & Bell

Publication date: 2010

The full score of The Fairy Queen is available to purchase from Stainer & Bell. Performing material (full score, play text and vocal and instrumental material) is available for rental. Please email Stainer & Bell for further details.

This completely new edition supersedes the original Purcell Society Edition Vol. 12 edited by J.S. Shedlock and published by Novello & Co. in 1903, and the edition by Antony Lewis published by Novello & Co. in 1968. The Stainer & Bell edition provides a new and definitive version of the words and music. The playtext is printed in full, with a thorough reappraisal of the sources of the text, both printed and manuscript. The examination of the musical sources includes music manuscripts which have not previously been studied and which prove to have a significant bearing on the musical text.