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MUSC 0040 Music in the Grand Manner: Purcell to Handel

This course studies choral, operatic and instrumental development in composition and performance in the 17th and 18th century. The co-dependence of music and drama, from Purcell’s work with Dryden to Handel’s with John Gay, forms the heart of the course.

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