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Purcell, Henry (1659–1695)

  1. George Thomas Kurian

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1123

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Kurian, G. T. 2011. Purcell, Henry (1659–1695). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

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  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Foremost English composer of the Baroque period. A chorister in the Chapel Royal, he succeeded John Blow as organist of Westminster Abbey and served in the Chapel Royal from 1682.


  • purcell, henry (1659–1695);
  • english composer of baroque period;
  • festive te deum and jubilat;
  • purcell's works, being verse anthems