Henry Purcell () (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. Although he incorporated 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 later native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Benjamin Britten in the 20th century.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 2nd, 1659 (Westminster), Died November 21st, 1695 (Westminster)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1937
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-6074||10-in.||4/1/1908||Immortal love||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||C-13051||12-in.||4/1/1913||My lovely Celia||Marcella Sembrich||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-15061||10-in.||7/13/1914||Come unto these yellow sands||Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy] ; William F. Hooley ; Reinald Werrenrath||Male vocal trio, with harp and cello||composer|
|Victor||B-17244||10-in.||3/2/1916||I attempt from Love's sickness to fly||Reinald Werrenrath||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-27341||10-in.||12/27/1922||Minuet||Alfred Cortot||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||B-29628||10-in.||3/6/1924||Nymphs and shepherds||Mendelssohn Chorus||Mixed vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||B-31623||10-in.||12/31/1924||Trumpet prelude||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31688||10-in.||1/20/1925||Minuetto||Alfred Cortot||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37685||10-in.||2/22/1927||I attempt from Love's sickness to fly||Royal Dadmun||Tenor vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-77831||10-in.||9/27/1933||When I am laid in earth||Rose Bampton||Contralto vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||CS-77888||12-in.||11/1/1933||Chaconne||American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-83155||10-in.||5/24/1934||Suite||American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad||Instrumental quintet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-87585||10-in.||1/15/1935||When I am laid in Earth||Rose Bampton ; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-03157||10-in.||12/13/1936||Lament from Dido and Aeneas||Elsie MacFarlane ; University of Pennsylvania Choral Society||Mixed vocal chorus and contralto vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1926-01-07-03]||10-in.||1/7/1926||Coming thru the rye||Ursula Greyville||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1926-12-01-01]||10-in.||12/1/1926||I attempt from Love's sickness to fly||Horatio Connell||Bass vocal solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Purcell, Henry," accessed August 6, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102498.
Purcell, Henry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102498.
"Purcell, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 6 August 2020.
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