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Henry Purcell

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

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 [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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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