Purcell, Henry

(10 September 1659?, London? – 21 November 1695, London)
   Composer of 56 masterly verse anthems, 18 full anthems (all before 1682), four Latin psalms, 34 other sacred songs, a morning and evening service, and a few works for organ, he succeeded Matthew Locke (c. 1621–1677) as composer-in-ordinary for the violins at Westminster Abbey in 1677 and then John Blow as organist in 1679. He was appointed organist at the Chapel Royal in 1682. His sacred music fully assimilates the Italian and French Baroque influences, and Purcell is an acknowledged master of setting English text.

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  • Purcell, Henry — born с 1659, London, Eng. died Nov. 21, 1695, London British composer. Little is known of his origins, but he was in the Chapel Royal choir from boyhood, and he probably studied with Pelham Humfrey (1647–74) and John Blow (1649–1708). His first… …   Universalium

  • Purcell, Henry — (1659–95)    Composer.    Purcell was born in London and he became organist of Westminster Abbey in 1680 and organist of the Chapel Royal in 1682. In the history of Church music, he is remembered for his many anthems which include ‘My heart is… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Purcell,Henry — Pur·cell (pûrʹsəl, pûr sĕlʹ), Henry. 1659? 1695. English composer and the leading musical figure of the baroque style in England. * * * …   Universalium

  • Purcell, Henry — ► (1658 95) Compositor inglés. Cultivó la música sacra y las sonatas. Intentó aclimatar la ópera en Inglaterra y su Dido y Aeneas puede ser considerada la primera ópera inglesa. Además compuso: La tempestad y Rey Arturo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • PURCELL, HENRY —    eminent English musician, born at Westminster; was successively organist at Westminster Abbey and to the Chapel Royal; excelled in all forms of musical composition; was the author of anthems, cantatas, glees, &c., which attained great… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Henry Purcell — (IPAEng|ˈpɜrsəl; [Wells] 10 September 1659 (?) [Grove] – 21 November 1695, was an English Baroque composer. He has often been called England s finest native composer.Fact|date=March 2008 Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements… …   Wikipedia

  • Henry Purcell — Retrato de Henry Purcell por John Closterman. Galería Nacional del Retrato, Londres …   Wikipedia Español

  • Henry Purcell — [ˈhɛnɹɪ ˈpɜːsl̩] (* 10. September 1659 in Westminster; † 21. November 1695 in London) war ein englischer Komponist. Schon zu seinen Lebzeiten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Purcell — Purcell, Edward Mills Purcell, Henry …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Purcell — (Henry) (1659 1695) compositeur anglais: Didon et énée (opéra, 1689), mus. relig., chansons, fantaisies pour violes, sonates pour deux violons et basse, pièces pour clavecin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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