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Henry Purcell

More info on Henry Purcell

Country of Birth:

England

Year of Birth:

1659

Year of Death:

1695

About the composer Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (10 September 1659 (?)- 21 November 1695), was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar.
Purcell was born in St Ann's Lane Old Pye Street, Westminster. Henry Purcell Senior, whose older brother Thomas Purcell (d. 1682) was also a musician, was a gentleman of the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of King Charles II of England. Henry the elder had three sons: Edward, Henry and Daniel. Daniel Purcell (d. 1717), the youngest of the brothers, was also a prolific composer who wrote the music for much of the final act of The Indian Queen after Henry Purcell's death. Henry Purcell's family lived just a few hundred yards west of Westminster Abbey from the year 1659 and onward.
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Jessye Norman A Portrait When I Am Laid In Earth Purcel 1672
When I am laid in earth
(Dido and Aeneas)
Jessye Norman
Janet Baker Dido Aeneas Ah Belinda I am prest 38495
Ah! Belinda I am prest
(Dido and Aeneas)
Janet Baker

Thanks to these lonesome vales 129202
Thanks to these lonesome vales
(Dido and Aeneas)
Camilla Tilling
A complete version of Henry Purcell s Dido Aeneas No 2 Aeneas Introduction Catherine Bott Emma Kirkby John Mark Ainsley Julianne Baird David Thomas Sara Stowe Daniel Lochmann Michael Chance 128503
To the hills and the vales
(Dido and Aeneas)
John Mark Ainsley
Julianne Baird
Michael Chance
Catherine Bott

A complete version of Henry Purcell s Dido Aeneas No 3 The Witches Catherine Bott Emma Kirkby John Mark Ainsley Julianne Baird David Thomas Sara Stowe Daniel Lochmann Michael Chance 37701
Witches dance
(Dido and Aeneas)
John Mark Ainsley
Julianne Baird
Michael Chance
Catherine Bott
A complete version of Henry Purcell s Dido Aeneas No 6 Dido s Death Catherine Bott Emma Kirkby John Mark Ainsley Julianne Baird David Thomas Sara Stowe Daniel Lochmann Michael Chance 36966
Great minds against themselves
(Dido and Aeneas)
John Mark Ainsley
Julianne Baird
Michael Chance
Catherine Bott

David Lloyd sings Come Away Fellow Sailors  44435
Come away fellow sailors
(Dido and Aeneas)
David Lloyd

Scenes by Henry Purcell

Arias by Henry Purcell
Duets by Henry Purcell

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dance for Chinese Man and Woman Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.13

Type: ballet/instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
2See, I obey Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.12

Type: scene/trioVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Hymen
3Sure the dull God of Marriage does not hear Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.11

Type: duet/chorusVoice: Language: English

Roles:
4Hark! the ech'ing air Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.10

Type: aria/chorusVoice: Language: English

Roles:
5Hark, how all things Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.09

Type: ariaVoice: Language: English

Roles:
6Monkey's Dance Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.08

Type: ballet/instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
7Yes, Xansi Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.07

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: English

Roles: Chinese Man
8Thus happy and free Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.06

Type: aria/chorusVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Chinese Woman
9Thus the gloomy world Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.05

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: English

Roles: Chinese Man
10Entry dance Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.03

Type: ballet/instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
11O let me weep Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.02

Type: ariaVoice: Language: English

Roles:
12Thrice happy lovers Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 5.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Juno
13Next, Winter comes slowly Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.09

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Winter
14See, see my many colour'd fields Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Autumn
15Here's the Summer, sprightly, gay Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.07

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: English

Roles: Summer
16Thus the ever grateful spring Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Spring
17Hail! great parent Hail! Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.05

Type: chorusVoice: Language: English

Roles:
18When a cruel long winter has frozen the earth Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Phoebus
19Entry of Phoebus Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.03

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
20Let the fifes and clarions Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.02

Type: duetVoice: Language: English

Roles:
21Now the night is chas'd away Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.01

Type: aria/chorusVoice: n/eLanguage: English

Roles: 3 Attendants to Oberon
22Symphony Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 4.00

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
23Cupic's dance Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.12

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
24When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
25A thousand ways we'll find Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 3.09

Type: duet/chorusVoice: B n/eLanguage: English

Roles: Corydon/Mopsa
26Thy hand Belinda when I am laid Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
27But death alas I cannot shun Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.08-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
28Dance for the Haymakers Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 3.08

Type: ballet/instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
29When I have often heard young maids complaining Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Nymph
30Now the maids and men are making of hay Popularity:

Opera: Fairy-Queen, TheComposer: PurcellAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: B n/eLanguage: English

Roles: Corydon/Mopsa
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