Henry Purcell  (1659-1695)
Last updated: 24.02.17
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.
Websites :
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Books :
Books:
book15.gif The Catch Book: 153 Catches Including the Complete Catches of Henry Purcell Paul Hillier (Editor) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif Dido and Aeneas : An Opera Henry Purcell flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif Purcell : A Biography Jonathan Keates flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
Videos :
youtube15.jpg Purcell: Z 574/10. Jack thou'rt a toper .. perf. by Hogwood (1:55) by H. Purcell    
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cd15.gif Irmhild Beutler on "Höfische Lustbarkeiten"
cd15.gif Erik Bosgraaf on "Purcell: Dido and Aeneas"
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cd15.gif Alan Davis on "Preludes, Airs and Divisions"
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cd15.gif Hugo Reyne on "Purcell: Ayres for Recorders" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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DBE801 Purcell's Ground With Variations
A(T)/A(T)+B/T/B/BA(T)/A(T)+B/T/B/B, approx. 3¼ mins.
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Score.
Arr./Editor: Siegfried Behrend
Publisher: Heinrichshoven's Verlag (N01533)
5958404.gifTheater Tunes(D/Piano)smp_logo_88_white.gif
20 pages.
This edition: ED12232.
Arr./Editor: Gwilym Beechey
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Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49003051)
3 Sonates Pour 2 Flutes a Bec(A/A/BC)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Arr./Editor: Michel Sanvoisin
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc et cie (HE32328)
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Arr./Editor: Larry Bernstein Level: 2
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Arr./Editor: Layton Ring
Publisher: Hawthorns Music (HAEE009)
Chaconne from Dioclesian(A/A/Piano(Harp.))smp_logo_88_white.gif
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Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49014756)
How pleasant is this flowery plain and grove(Choral work with A/A) (2483753)
Kammerkantate für Singstimmen und Instrumente (englisch / deutsch).
Arr./Editor: Herbert Just
Publisher: Hortus Musicus (HM164)
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Arr./Editor: Kaestner
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST02726)
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Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST02723)
Sonata VI in 4 parts(Chamber work with A/A)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Moeck Verlag (MK02818)
Suite I and II(D/A)smp_logo_88_white.gif
16 pages.
Book.
Arr./Editor: Ernest Leeuwenburgh
Publisher: XYZ (XYZ884)
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13 pages.
Book.
Arr./Editor: Ernest Leeuwenburgh
Publisher: XYZ (XYZ998)
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Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST04365)
Two Symphonies(Flute(A)/Flute(A,T)/BC)smp_logo_88_white.gif
20 pages.
Arr./Editor: Michael Fink
Publisher: ECS Publishing. (2094)
16424297.gifWhy Should Men Quarrel?(Voice/A/A/Piano)smp_logo_88_white.gif
For soprano, 2 treble recorders and piano; cello ad lib. This edition: ED 11773.
Arr./Editor: Walter Bergmann
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49014755)
4 Pavans(A/A/Viola(BC))smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Dolce Edition (DOL0303)
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Score and Parts. 29 pages.
2 or 3 recorders and piano. This edition: ED10098.
Arr./Editor: Salkeld Level: Easy-Medium
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Also see: Playing score. 12 pages. This edition: ED10098-01. - smp_logo_88_white.gif
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Score and Parts. 30 pages.
This edition: OFB1002.
Arr./Editor: Layton Ring
Also see: (772864)
Also see: (1212010)
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49011167)
Chaconne from the Fairy Queen(D/A/T/BC) (772817)
Publisher: Magnamusic (CHR0003)
Fourteen Catches(D(T)/D(T)/D(T))smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score.
Publisher: Moeck Verlag (MK00045)
16409381.gifHenry Purcell Album(D/A/T/Piano)smp_logo_88_white.gif
12 pages. ISBN 9790220101151.
Part: Soprano and Alto Recorder. For soprano and treble recorder and piano or 3 recorders (SAT) and piano ad lib. This edition: ED 10129-01.
Arr./Editor: Walter Bergmann
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002288)
Purcell Album(D/A/T/Piano)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Arr./Editor: Bergmann
Also see: Set of parts - (772766)
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST10129)
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Arr./Editor: Mageau
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (LMP0156)
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Arr./Editor: Greg Lewin
Publisher: Hawthorns Music (HARA060)
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Score and Parts.
Publisher: Loux Music Publishing Co. (LMP0173)
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Score.
Publisher: Moeck Verlag (MK00243)
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Score and Parts.
Publisher: Dolce Edition (DOL0324)
5 Abdelazar Pieces(D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Arr./Editor: Bergmann
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST11795)
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Score and Parts.
Arr./Editor: Greg Lewin.
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest (HARA057)
Chaconne in D Minor(D/A/T/GB)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score.
with parts.
Publisher: Moeck Verlag (MK00786.7)
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Performance Score. 10 pages.
This edition: ED11799.
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002950)
Fantasie Nr. 12(D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
12 pages.
Part: Soprano Recorder. This edition: ED 11521-01.
Arr./Editor: Rene Colwell
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Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49014631)
First Set of Pieces from The Faerie Queen(D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Performance Score. 10 pages.
This edition: ED11798.
Also see: (759568)
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002949)
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2 Scores.
Publisher: Pan Educational Music (PAN0715)
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This edition: ED10894.
Arr./Editor: Bergmann Level: Medium
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Also see: (772906)
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Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002564)
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This edition: ED 11776.
Arr./Editor: Walter Bergmann
Also see: (759524)
Also see: Performance score. 4 pages. - (5957423)
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002940)
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Performance Score. 2 pages.
This edition: ED11777.
Arr./Editor: Bergmann
Also see: (759532)
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49014758)
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Performance Score. 4 pages.
This edition: ED11778.
Also see: (759548)
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002941)
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Score.
& Parts.
Arr./Editor: Ulrich Herrmann
Publisher: Heinrichshoven's Verlag (N03947)
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Publisher: Moeck Verlag (MK02807)
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. 25 Pieces.
Arr./Editor: Bernstein
Publisher: Dolce Edition (DOL0121)
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Arr./Editor: Beckett
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST11799)
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Score and Parts.
Arr./Editor: Petrina Lodge
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest (HARA120)
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Arr./Editor: Ulrich Herrmann
Publisher: Heinrichshoven's Verlag (N03852)
Suite from "The Fairy Queen"(D/A/T/B/Harp.)smp_logo_88_white.gif
ISBN 3702408460.
Arr./Editor: Hans Ulrich Staeps
Publisher: Universal Edition (UE012604)
Suite No. 1 in D(D/A/T/B/Piano) (772710)
Publisher: Bosworth Edition (BOE3817L)
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20 pages.
Publisher: ECS Publishing. (2085)
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Publisher: Bosworth Edition (BOE3867)
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Score and Parts.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00151)
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Score and Parts.
Arr./Editor: Greg Lewin
Publisher: Hawthorns Music (HARA061)
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Arr./Editor: Eiji Miki
Publisher: Avondale Press (AVP0035)
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Score and Parts.
This edition of this impressive piece includes two sets of parts, for SSATTB and AATTBCb respectively.
Publisher: Dolce Edition (DOL0313)
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Score and Parts.
Arr./Editor: Paul Clark
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest (HARA055)
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Music book.
Arr./Editor: Forrest Buchtel Level: Grade 2.
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
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Music book.
Arr./Editor: Forrest Buchtel Level: Grade 2.
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
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12 pages.
Arr./Editor: Winston Morris Level: Grade 4.
Publisher: Southern Music Company (SS948)