Happy Birthday to Henry Purcell. The exact birthday of this English composer is not certain, but it is generally agreed that Purcell lived from 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695. Purcell was a talented and impressive composer and he left behind an impressive body of work. He was one of the first composers of English opera and completed seven before his death at age 36. If you are not familiar with Purcell I would encourage you to listen to the following song from ‘The Fairy Queen’ (first performed 1692).
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