Henry Purcell (baroque composer)

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Henry Purcell (/ˈpɜːrsəl/; c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. Although incorporating 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 other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Benjamin Britten in the 20th century.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 O Solitude (Seminario Musicale feat. countertenor: Gérard Lesne) Henry Purcell 1
2003 The Fairy Queen (New English Voices, Accademia Bizantina feat. conductor: Ottavio Dantone) Henry Purcell 1
2004 King Arthur Henry Purcell; Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet 1
2004 Noble Bass Viol Bocchi, Conti, Corelli, Draghi, Finger, Gorton, Handel, Hely, Purcell; The Parley of Instruments 1
2005 Dido and Aeneas / Pan and Syrinx Purcell / Galliard; Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz 1
2006 Hear my Prayer: Hymns and Anthems Elgar, Stanford, Finzi, Howells, Purcell; Karina Gauvin, Matthew Larkin, Choir of St John's, Elora, Noel Edison 1
2006 English String Miniatures, Volume 6 Gustav Holst, Henry Purcell, Paul Lewis, Malcolm Lipkin; Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Gavin Sutherland 1
2006 Music for Queen Mary (Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Academy of Ancient Music feat. conductor: Stephen Cleobury) Henry Purcell 1
2007 Bach & Purcell: Motetten & Kantaten Bach, Henry Purcell; Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Thomas Hengelbrock 1
2007 Suites & Grounds Henry Purcell; Toros Can 1
2007 Complete Chamber Music Henry Purcell; Musica Amphion, Pieter-Jan Belder 5 1
2007 Victorious Love Henry Purcell; Carolyn Sampson, Laurence Cummings, Elizabeth Kenny, Anne-Marie Lasla 1
2008 Theatre Music, Volume 1 Purcell; Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon 1
2008 Sonatas of Three Parts, 1683, Z790-801 Henry Purcell; Pavlo Beznosiuk, Rachel Podger, Christophe Coin, Christopher Hogwood 1
2008 Keyboard Suites & Grounds Henry Purcell; Richard Egarr 1
2009 Dido And Aeneas (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) Henry Purcell 1
2009 Chamber Music Purcell; London Baroque 1
2009 Fantasias Henry Purcell; Les Voix humaines 1
2009 Ten Sonatas in Four Parts (Retrospect Trio) Henry Purcell 1
2009 The Complete Fantazias Henry Purcell; Fretwork 1
2009 The Food of Love Henry Purcell 1
2010 Orpheus in England Dowland, Purcell; Emma Kirkby, Jakob Lindberg 1
2010 Love Songs Henry Purcell, Lautten Compagney, Dorothee Mields 1
2011 The Timeless Music of Purcell Henry Purcell 1
2012 Saltarello Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Kaija Saariaho, John Dowland; Garth Knox, 1
2012 Les Caractères de la Danse Purcell, Corelli, Rebel, Albinoni, Telemann; Harmony of Nations, Alfredo Bernardini 1
2013 How pleasant 'tis to Love! Henry Purcell; Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten 1
2014 Music for a While: Improvisations on Purcell Purcell; L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar 1
2016 Round Midnight Purcell, Saint‐Saëns, Monk, Fauré; Blechbläserquintett des Deutschen Symphonie-Orchesters Berlin 1
Bach, Handel, Purcell, etc. Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich Händel, Henry Purcell; Maurice André, Hedwig Bilgram 1
Dido and Aeneas Henry Purcell; St. James's Singers, St. James' Baroque, Ivor Bolton 1
Henry Purcel: Edition 300 Jahre Henry Purcell 1
Miserere: Lamentations Allegri, Palestrina, Purcell, Weelkes, Ramsey; The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown 1
Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary / Anthems Henry Purcell; John Eliot Gardiner, Gustav Leonhardt 1
Sacred Music Henry Purcell; The Choir of New College, Oxford with Rufus Müller, Edward Higginbottom 1
Songs from Orpheus Britannicus (soprano: Agnès Mellon, clavecin: Christophe Rousset, basse de viole: Wieland Kuijken) Henry Purcell 1
Te Deum & Jubilate (Taverner Consort & Players) Henry Purcell 1
Te Deum & Jubilate in D / 4 Anthems Henry Purcell; Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Simon Preston 1
The Indian Queen Henry Purcell; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists 1
Trumpet Voluntary Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Johann Christian Fischer; Maurice André 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Purcell: Sonata for Trumpet and Strings / The Gordian Knot Unty'd / The Old Bachelor Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 1
1991 Extraits/Excerpts: Grands Compositeurs Baroques/Great Baroque Masters Henry Purcell 2
1992 Meditation, Volume 4 Spohr, Telemann, Dittersdorf, Mozart, Purcell, Prokofjew, Quantz, Weber, Mahler 2
1994 A Purcell Companion Purcell 1
1994 Le temps des castrats Georg Friedrich Händel, Henry Purcell, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Adolf Hasse, Nicola Porpora, Antonio Caldara, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini 1
1995 The Glory of Henry Purcell Henry Purcell 1
1995 Essential Purcell Purcell; The King's Consort, Robert King 1
1995 Baroque, Volume 12: Purcell: Music for Queen Mary / King Arthur / Didon & Enée / Ode à Sainte Cécile Purcell; John Eliot Gardiner 5 1
1997 Chaconne Blow, Corelli, Muffat, Pezel, Purcell; Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel 1
2000 Sweeter than Roses Henry Purcell 1
2000 The Tempest Henry Purcell;Aradia Ensemble 1
2002 BBC Music, Volume 11, Number 3: Hail! Bright Cecilia Henry Purcell 1
2005 Dido and Aeneas, Ode for St. Cecilia's Day Henry Purcell; Charles Mackerras 1
2007 Monteverdi, Gratiani, Barringcloe, Humfrey, Purcell, Schubert, Fauré, Gounod, Handel Claudio Monteverdi, Bonifatio Gratiani, Mister Barringcloe, Pelham Humfrey, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Charles-François Gounod, George Frideric Handel; Dame Janet Baker 1
2009 Edition I: Dido and Aeneas / King Arthur / The Fairy Queen Purcell; William Christie, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
2009 Edition II: The Indian Queen / The Tempest / Dioclesian / Timon of Athens Purcell; John Eliot Gardiner 1
2009 Edition III: Odes, Anthems, and Ceremonial Music Purcell; Gardiner, Leonhardt, Tragicomedia, Chanticleer 1
2009 Edition IV: Instrumental Music Purcell; Harnoncourt, Leonhardt, Gardiner, Hogwood, Baumont 1
2009 The Best of Henry Purcell Henry Purcell 1
2009 Classic FM: Purcell Henry Purcell 1
2011 Albinoni: Adagio / Pachelbel: Canon / Baroque Music by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi Albinoni, Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi 1
A Musical Celebration Henry Purcell 1
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day • Te Deum (Choir and Orchestra of the Golden Age feat. Robert Glenton; conductor) Henry Purcell 1
Sound the Trumpet! (The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner, trumpets: Don Smithers & Michael Laird) Telemann, Purcell, Gabrielli 1
The World of Henry Purcell Henry Purcell 1
Virtuoso Trumpet Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Telemann, Purcell, Rimsky-Korsakov 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 The Complete Sacred Music Henry Purcell; The King's Consort 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Music for Brass Septet, Volume 2 Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Blow; Septura 1
Fantazias (London Baroque) Henry Purcell 1
Hail! Bright Cecilia Henry Purcell; Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner 1
Suites / Martin Souter Henry Purcell 1
The Fairy Queen (disc 2) Henry Purcell 1
The Indian Queen Henry Purcell 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 X5 Free Classical Sample: Purcell 350 Years Henry Purcell 1

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