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"The Marriage of Bacchus" that Purcell dislikes is an opera by French composer Robert Cambert titled: "Ariadne ou Le Mariage de Bacchus". It was adapted for the London stage by Louis Grabu in 1674. At the time, Grabu was Master of the King's Musik. See more »

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One shot shows a stagehand turning a winch to lift Mary Tudor when she's playing Cupid. When she's being lowered, a shot shows the stagehand turning the winch in the same direction as previously. See more »

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Charles II: For love has more power and less mercy than fate.
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References Amadeus (1984) See more »

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Sonata for trumpet and strings in D
Music by Henry Purcell
Performed by David Blackadder with English Baroque Soloists
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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19 January 1999 | by (launceston tasmania australia) – See all my reviews

a brilliant movie,and a great idea to use the same cast in going to and fro between 17th and 20th century England.Only the Brits can make movies like this one.The music of Purcell was superb. Thank goodness that I taped it and can view it again at leisure. (PS I recognised the actress who played Purcell's wife as the one who plays the dumb Australian waitress in the series 'Pilgrims Rest'


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