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Purcell, Henry

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 21 November 1695), was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's 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. read more

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 21 November 1695), was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and Fre... read more

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The Purcell Experience

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