Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell

  • Born
    10th September 1659
  • Died
    21st November 1695
  • Birthplace
    Westminster, London, England
Henry Purcell was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his 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.