Engraved portrait of Purcell by R. Edward, Henry and Daniel.
In his father died and Henry went to live with his uncle, Thomas Purcell, who was very kind to him. Soon Henry was singing in the Chapel Royal.
This was the best musical training a boy could have in England. Henry sang in the choir until his voice broke in Purcell may have been composing already when he was nine. We know that he wrote an ode for the King's birthday in When Humfrey died Purcell studied with the famous composer John Blow.
He went to Westminster School. In he was made organist at Westminster Abbey. He started writing music for the theatre. He also wrote church music, including an anthem for a singer called John Gostling who had a very good, deep bass voice.
Purcell wrote several anthems for him during his life.
One is called "They that go down to the sea in ships". It goes down to a low D. Another portrait of Henry Purcell Later career and death InBlow, who had been made organist of Westminster Abbey inresigned so that the year-old Purcell could have his job.
Purcell then spent the next six years just writing sacred religious music. Later he went back to writing music for the theatre, including the first English opera Dido and Aeneas. In Purcell became organist of the Chapel Royal.
He did this job as well as being organist at Westminster Abbey. His first printed composition, Twelve Sonatas, was published in Music printing was expensive in those days, so it was unusual to have something printed. He continued to write music including odes to the king and royal family.
Inhe wrote two of his finest anthems, "I was glad" and "My heart is inditing", for the coronation of King James II. In he wrote more theatre music. Sometimes this music was for masques a kind of ballet with some singing as wellsometimes it was music for tragedies, e.
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Henry Purcell: Henry Purcell, English composer of the middle Baroque period, most remembered for his more than songs; a tragic opera, Dido and Aeneas; and his incidental music to a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream called The Fairy . 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 was born in St Ann's Lane, Old Pye Street Westminster – the area of London later known as Devil's Acre – in Henry Purcell Senior, whose older brother Thomas Purcell (d. ) 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.
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Henry Purcell. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Jump to navigation Jump to search. English: Henry Purcell, ( Westminster, UK – ) Deutsch: Englischer Barockkomponist. English: English Baroque composer. Français: Compositeur baroque anglais.