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We hope you'll plan to join us for our third concert of 2014, 'The Remarkable Mr Henry Purcell' - featuring verse anthems, compositions of the liturgy, the Funeral Sentences and songs for the countertenor voice!
Born in 1659, Henry Purcell was the finest and most original composer of his day. Though he was to live a very short life (he died in 1695) he was able to take full advantage of the renewed flowering of music after the Restoration of the Monarchy.As the son of a musician at Court, a chorister at the Chapel Royal, and the holder of continuing royal appointments until his death, Purcell worked in Westminster for three different Monarchs over twenty-five years. He was prolific in his composition, writing for 8 odes and a vast quantity of sacred music. He also wrote many secular pieces and he enjoyed composing works for orchestra.
Such a wealth of incredible music from which to choose! We know you'll agree that we've selected some wonderful pieces to share in this program - and we hope you'll join us for an afternoon of glorious choral and solo works by The Remarkable Mr. Henry Purcell!