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  Henry Purcell - ExampleProblems.com
His father, Henry Purcell (or Pursell pronounced with an accent on the first syllable), was a gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and sang at the coronation of King Charles II of England.
Purcell wrote several anthems at different times for this extraordinary voice, a basso profundo, which is known to have had a range of at least two full octaves, from D below the stave to D above it.
Purcell is buried adjacent to the organ in Westminster Abbey.
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  Henry Purcell
His father, Henry Purcell (or Pursell), was a gentleman of the chapel-royal, and in that capacity sang at the coronation of Charles II.; he had three sons, Edward, Henry and Daniel— the last of whom (d.
Purcell wrote several anthems at different times for this extraordinary voice, a basso profundo, the compass of which is known to have comprised at least two full octaves, from D below the stave to D above it.
Purcell is buried adjacent to the organ in Westminster Abbey.
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 Henry Purcell - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
His father, Henry Purcell (or Pursell), was a gentleman of the chapel-royal, and in that capacity sang at the coronation of Charles II.; he had three sons, Edward, Henry and Daniel - the last of whom (d.
From a letter written by Thomas Purcell, and still extant, we learn that this anthem was composed for the exceptionally fine voice of the Rev. John Gostling, then at Canterbury, but afterwards a gentleman of His Majesty's chapel.
In this year also Purcell composed a march and quick-step, which became so popular that Lord Wharton adapted the latter to the fatal verses of Lillibulero; and in or before January 1688 he composed his anthem "Blessed are they that fear the Lord," by express command of the king.
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 Henry Purcell at AllExperts
Purcell wrote several anthems at different times for this extraordinary voice, a basso profondo, which is known to have had a range of at least two full octaves, from D below the stave to D above it.
Soon after Purcell's marriage, in 1682, on the death of Edmund Lowe, he was appointed organist of the Chapel-Royal, an office which he was able to hold simultaneously with his position at Westminster Abbey.
Purcell also had a strong influence on the composers of the English musical renaissance of the early twentieth century, most notably Benjamin Britten, who created and performed a realisation of Dido and Aeneas and whose Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is based on a theme from Purcell's Abdelazar.
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 HOASM: Henry Purcell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Purcell became the organ tuner at Westminster Abbey (1674-78), succeeded Matthew Locke as composer-in-ordinary for the violins in 1677, and was appointed organist of Westminster Abbey in 1679.
Purcell is one of the greatest of all English composers and an outstanding figure of the Baroque period.
Purcell's secular vocal output is immense and includes, in addition to the nearly 150 songs from dramatic works, an additional 100 works (many published in contemporary songbooks) as well as numerous duets and catches.
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 Henry Purcell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Purcell wrote several anthems at different times for this extraordinary voice, a basso profondo, which is known to have had a range of at least two full octaves, from D below the bass staff to the D above it.
Soon after Purcell's marriage, in 1682, on the death of Edward Lowe, he was appointed organist of the Chapel-Royal, an office which he was able to hold simultaneously with his position at Westminster Abbey.
After his death, Purcell was honored by many of his contemporaries, including his old friend John Blow, who wrote "An Ode, on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell (Mark how the lark and linnet sing)" with text by his old collaborator John Dryden.
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 Henry Purcell Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Henry Purcell was probably born in Westminster, then a city separate from London.
In 1677, upon the death of Matthew Locke, Purcell became a member of the Chapel Royal as composer-in-ordinary for the violins and in 1679 succeeded John Blow as organist at the abbey.
Purcell was commissioned to supply music for the coronation ceremonies of William and Mary, which took place on April 11, 1689.
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 Henry Purcell 1659-1695: The Glory of the Temple and the Stage
Henry Purcell 1659-1695, the glory of the temple and the stage
Henry Purcell, one of England's greatest composers, died in November 1695, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Purcell's earliest consort or chamber music was in the form of the Fantasia, a form which enjoyed great popularity from the late 16th century and throughout the 17th century.
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 Henry Purcell: a concise biography
Henry Purcell'." Legend has it that when, in 1679, Purcell succeeded Dr. Blow as organist of Westminster Abbey, the elder musician stepped aside in recognition of the greater genius, and it is true that on Purcell's death in 1695 Blow returned to the post, and would write a noble Ode on the Death of Purcell.
By the time Henry Purcell began to attend such concerts in the 1670s there were many highly skilled players of the violin, cello, and flute, as well as exponents of the (for London) relatively new art of playing continuo instruments, the most usual being the organ and the harpsichord.
They asked Henry Purcell, then only 24, to be the first to write an Ode for their festivals; Purcell was to compose two more such Odes for the Society.
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 Baroque Music - Composers
Born in Westminster (now London), Purcell was the son of a court musician and became a chorister in the Chapel Royal at the age of ten; when his voice broke, he was apprenticed to the keeper of the royal instruments and tuned the organ in Westminster Abbey.
Purcell was appointed composer for the court violins in 1677 upon the death of Matthew Locke.
Purcell also taught music to the aristocracy, wrote ceremonial odes and anthems for royal events, and composed for the stage, church, and home.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Many believe that Henry Purcell was one of the greatest English composers of the Baroque period, and possibly of all time.
Purcell was born in Westminster, London, in 1659, placing him at an interesting time in English history.
Henry Purcell died on 21 November, 1695, not long after the funeral of Queen Mary, and was buried five days later at Westminster Abbey.
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 Henry Purcell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Before the year ended Purcell himself was dead; he was buried in Westminster Abbey on 26 November 1695.
Purcell was one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period and one of the greatest of all English composers.
In time Purcell became increasingly in demand as a composer, and his theatre music in particular made his name familiar to many who knew nothing of his church music or the odes and welcome songs he wrote for the court.
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Purcell was a boy soprano in the Chapel Royal until his voice began to change; in 1679 he succeeded his teacher, the celebrated composer John Blow, as organist of Westminster Abbey.
Dido and Aeneas, Purcell's chamber opera for a girls' school in Chelsea, is among his triumphs—one of the splendors of the Baroque.
Purcell's is a music of melodic expertise, harmonic daring, and an exceptional sensitivity to text that descends from Dowland and the madrigalists.
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 Henry Purcell - an overview of the classical composer
Henry Purcell was a composer of the Baroque Period who was to become a leading influential figure in the development of English classical music.
Henry Purcell was also to study at the Chapel Royal, under Matthew Locke and John Blow, where he was destined to become organist after a short period playing organ in Westminster Abbey.
However the music of Purcell which has had a greatest influence on succeeding generations has been his dramatic settings, in which he was influenced by both the Italian and French traditions as well as elements of domestic folk music.
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 HOASM: Henry Purcell and his Contemporaries
Henry Purcell, worthily seconded by his older contemporary John Blow, was not followed by a renewed flourishing of the national school and, deprived (if nourishment from a healthy tradition and ill-supported by those in power (who only regarded it as conferring prestige on them and as an opportunity for lavish entertainment), music fell into decline.
This was the task of Henry Cooke, known as 'Captain Cooke' from his rank in the royalist army, who was appointed as Master of the Children in the Chapel Royal.
Purcell's scores for these semi-operas with masques were much more developed and elaborately orchestrated than those for the small-scale operas.
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 Henry Purcell
His father, Henry Purcell (or Pursell), was a gentleman of the chapel-royal, and in that capacity sang at the coronation of Charles II; he had three sons, Edward, Henry and Daniel -- the last of whom was also a prolific composer.
In 1680 Dr. Blow, who had been appointed organist of Westminster Abbey in 1669, resigned his office in favor of his pupil; and Purcell, at the age of twenty-two, was placed in one of the most honorable positions an English artist could occupy.
In this he pressed forward so far in advance of the age that the work was annually performed at St. Paul's Cathedral until 1712, after which it was performed alternately with Handel's Utrecht Te Deum and Jubliate until 1743, when it finally gave place to Handel's Dettingen Te Deum.
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The death of Henry Purcell in November 1695, aged 36, was one of the great losses in musical history.
His fascination for Purcell's music began when he was a 12-year old chorister: he is now regarded as one of the world's leading experts on this remarkable composer.;Purcell's genius was recognised early.
Henry Purcell was the finest and most original composer of his day.
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 Showcases :: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Henry Purcell: autograph score of the anthem 'My heart is inditing of a good matter'.
Purcell, the foremost English composer of his generation and one of the outstanding English musicians of all time, died aged 36 on 21 November 1695.
He studied under Henry Cooke as a child and then under John Blow, who was to be a vital formative influence and a colleague with whom Purcell seems to have exchanged ideas throughout his life.
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 Henry Purcell
This portrait of Purcell was published as the frontispiece to his Sonatas of III parts for 2 violins and bass with organ or harpsichord published in 1683.
Purcell was among the first English composers to begin marking parts in Italian, assigning temps as “allegro”, “largo” etc. Much of his instrumental music was written for practical purposes, as fantasias for string and orchestra, i.e.
Beyond these common effects Purcell often used C minor to depict melancholy, seriousness, mystery, or feeling of awe; E minor might be called his key of hate.
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 Henry Purcell
Henry Purcell has been one of my greatest favourites for several years, and I believe he is the greatest British composer ever.
Henry Purcell was born into a family of musicians, and he has a musical upbringing as a boy chorister (as have many other British composers).
Purcell worked with the British Court until the 1680's, where he began composing more for the theatre (f.ex his semi operas.).
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 Henry Purcell: Biography - Classic Cat
Purcell wrote several anthems at different times for this extraordinary voice, a basso profondo, which is known to have had a range of at least two full octaves, from D below the bass staff to the D above it.
Soon after Purcell's marriage, in 1682, on the death of Edward Lowe, he was appointed organist of the Chapel-Royal, an office which he was able to hold simultaneously with his position at Westminster Abbey.
However, in these semi-operas (the term for which at the time was "dramatic operas") the main characters of the plays do not sing but speak their lines: the action moves in dialogue rather than recitative, with music introduced only in isolated scenes and masques.
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Purcell is one of the greatest of all English composers and an outstanding figure of the Baroque period.
As a chorister he was acquainted with the previous generation of church music, as well as the modem anthem style with extensive solo verses and string accompaniment; he probably was writing anthems for the Chapel Royal as early as 1679, and after his 1682 appointment abandoned the full anthem in favor of the verse form.
Purcell's secular vocal output is immense and includes, in addition to the nearly 150 songs from dramatic works, an additional 100 works (many published in contemporary songbooks) as well as numerous duets and catches.
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 Henry Purcell (1659-1695) - famous Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Classics hit collection and Henry Purcell (1659-1695) ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Henry Purcell was one of the greatest English composers, flourishing in the period that followed the Restoration of the monarchy after the Puritan Commonwealth period.
Purcell provided a number of verse anthems and full anthems for the liturgy of the Church of England, as well as settings of the Morning and Evening Service, the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, Te Deum and Jubilate.
Although Purcell was employed for over half his life as an organist of the Chapel Royal and at Westminster Abbey, he wrote relatively little for the instrument.
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