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According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Henry Purcell was an English composer; boy chorister; pupil of Humfrey and of Blow, whom he succeeded as organist of Westminster Abbey in 1679. Said to have died through a cold caused by being locked out of his own home at night. Wrote short opera "Dido and Aneas" for a Chelsea girl's school; also semi-operas (music not altogether predominant) including the "Fairy Queen", "King Arthur", "Dioclesian", "The Indian Queen", and music for various plays. Other works include "Odes for St Cecilia's Day" and other cantatas; songs; keyboard works; trio sonatas (some described in 3 parts and some as in 4, but identical in scoring), including the "Golden Sonata"; anthems and other church music. His subtlety in rhythm (especially in the treatment of English words) and harmony has contributed to his high 20th-century repute; he notably influenced Holst, Britten, and others. The Trumpet Voluntary is misattributed to him and was written by Jeremiah Clarke.
Henry Purcell also has a Lied and Air published in Leichte Trios - Easy Trios, a Boree, Menuett, 2 Hornpipes, a Scotch Tune [sic] and a Song Tune in Aus Alt-England: Old English Airs and Dances, a piece in Weihnachtliche Musik Alter Meister Für Blockflötenquartett, Englischer Tanz both in Flötenbüchlein für kleine Leute (D/D/A) and Flötenbüchlein für kleine Leute (D/D) as well as a Prelude copied in Manuscript Music Book.
Recorder Music CDs:
Piers Adams on "Priest on the Run"
Antwerp Recorder Consort on "Dowland, Ortiz, Serocki, et al / Antwerp Recorder Consort"
Irmhild Beutler on "Höfische Lustbarkeiten"
Erik Bosgraaf on "Purcell: Dido and Aeneas"
Brisk Recorder Consort on "The King's Private Musick"
Frans Brüggen on "Frans Brüggen Edition Vol. 03 (Englische Ensemblemusik)"
Francis Colpron on "Private Musik: English Chamber Time Stuarts"
Alan Davis on "By Purling Streams"
Alan Davis on "Preludes, Airs and Divisions"
Patrick Denecker on "The Perfect Gentleman"
David Munrow Ensemble on "The Art of the Recorder"
Myriam Eichberger on "The Delightful (F)lute. Italy-England 1600-1700"
The Flautadors on "Ayres & Chaconys Henry Purcell: Phantasies" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Hans-Martin Linde on "Englische und italienische Barockmusik"
Hans-Martin Linde on "Romantic Baroque"
Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam on "Fantazia"
Matthias Maute on "Sweet Follia"
Pedro Memelsdorff on "Delight In Disorder"
Dorothee Oberlinger on "London Musick"
Clas Pehrsson on "Italian and English Music for Recorder and Lute"
Clas Pehrsson on "Renaissance Recorder Music / Clas Pehrsson, Jakob Lindberg"
Hugo Reyne on "Purcell: Ayres for Recorders"
Hugo Reyne on "Purcell/Dieupart: Recorder Ayres" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Michael Schneider on "English Recorder Music of 17th & 18th Centuries"
Maurice Steger on "An English Collection" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Maurice Steger on "Portrait" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Pamela Thorby on "Catherine Bott, Purcell - Sweeter than Roses - Restoration Theatre Songs"
Pamela Thorby on "An Excess of Pleasure"
The Vegesack Double Quartet on "Recorder Memories: Vegesack Double Quartett"
American Recorder Orchestra of the West on "Music of the British Isles"