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Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (, rare: c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer of Baroque music.

Purcell's musical style was uniquely English, although it incorporated Italian and French elements. Generally considered among the greatest English opera composers, Purcell is often linked with John Dunstaple and William Byrd as England's most important early music composers. No later native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, William Walton and Benjamin Britten in the 20th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 10, 1659 (Westminster), Died November 21, 1695 (Westminster)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

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 CS-018851 12-in. 2/7/1938 Suite for strings with four horns, two flutes and English horn John Barbirolli ; New York Philharmonic Strings, with 2 flutes, English horn, and 4 French horns composer  
Victor CS-018852 12-in. 2/7/1938 Suite for strings with four horns, two flutes and English horn John Barbirolli ; New York Philharmonic Strings, with 2 flutes, English horn, and 4 French horns composer  
Victor CS-018853 12-in. 2/7/1938 Suite for strings with four horns, two flutes and English horn New York Philharmonic Strings, with 2 flutes, English horn, and 4 French horns composer  
Victor CS-018854 12-in. 2/7/1938 Suite for strings with four horns, two flutes and English horn New York Philharmonic Strings, with 2 flutes, English horn, and 4 French horns 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  
Columbia 74280 12-in. 4/8/1921 Arise, ye subterranean winds Norman Allin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone Cc12851 12-in. 3/16/1928 Serenade : Eine kleine Nachtmusik John Barbirolli's Chamber Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) A553 10-in. between May 1923 and September 1925 Nymphs and shepherds Dora Labbette Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) A558 10-in. between May 1923 and September 1925 I attempt from love's sickness to fly Dora Labbette Female vocal solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Purcell, Henry," accessed February 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102498.

Purcell, Henry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102498.

"Purcell, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102498

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