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Henry Purcell


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Henry Purcell

  1. 1. Done by Mikryukova A, gr.751
  2. 2. Studying and composing Family
  3. 3. He wrote the music for the final act of the Indian Queen after Henry Purcell’s death Father – Henry Purcell Senior (died in 1664) Uncle – Thomas Purcell ( Henry was placed under his guardianship after his father’s death) Edward Purcell Henry Purcell Daniel Purcell
  4. 4. 1) In 1664 Henry is admitted as a chorister to the Chapel Royal 2) In 1673 his voice broke and he became assistant to John Hingston – keeper of wind instruments to the King 3) His first identified work is an ode to the King’s birthday (1670) The three-part song “Sweet tyranness, I now resign” was written by him as a child 4) He attended Westminster School and in 1676 was appointed a copyist at Westminster Abbey 5) Purcell’s earliest anthem was “Lord,who can tell”( 1678). He wrote several antems at different times, perhaps the most notable one is “ They that go down to the sea in ships”
  5. 6. “ Dido and Aeneas” When I am laid in earth Fragment “Dido Aeneas” Overture <ul><li>it was considered the 1 st genuine English opera </li></ul><ul><li>it was popular in private circles </li></ul><ul><li>It gave him the 1 st chance to write a sustained musical setting of a drammatic text, an opportunity to compose a work in which the music carried the entire drama. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>In 1685 he wrote two of his finest anthems </li></ul><ul><li>“ I was glad” </li></ul><ul><li>“ My heart is inditing” </li></ul><ul><li>for the coronation of King James II </li></ul>1682 – he got married and was appointed organist of the Chapel Royal (combined it with his position in Westminster Abbey) His 1 st printed composition Twelve Sonatas was published in 1683 He made odes addressed to the king and the royal family
  7. 8. Ode for Queen Mary (1692)
  8. 9. 1688 1692 writes music for Dryden’s tragedy “ Tyrannick Love” 1687 “ Blessed as they that fear the Lord” 1691 “ King Arthur” “The Fairy Queen” (Adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  9. 10. “ Funeral of Queen Mary II” The Indian Queen (1695)
  10. 11. <ul><li>He died in1695 at the hight of his career </li></ul><ul><li>He wasburied adjacent to the organ in Westminster Abbey </li></ul><ul><li>“ A great master of music” </li></ul><ul><li>John Blow has written “ An Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell” </li></ul><ul><li>English poet Gerald Hopkins wrote a famous sonnet“Henry Purcell” </li></ul>
  11. 12. “ The Flowering of the English Baroque” <ul><li>erected in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>in a small park on Victoria St, Westminster </li></ul>