Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell Music Recordings

  • 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.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Who can from Joy Refrain?, Z.342 Chorale Orchestra
Minuet in Am, Z. 649 Minuet Piano
Dido and Aeneas, Z.626 Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 Opera / Operetta N/A
The Queen's Dolour, Z.670 Piece Harpsichord
Abdelazer, Z. 570 - II. Rondeau (piano arr.) Rondo Piano
Sonata in C major, Z.808 Sonata Chamber group
Sonata in D major, Z.850 Sonata Trumpet
Sonata in F major 'Golden Sonata', Z.810 Sonata Chamber group
Trio Sonata in C major, Z.795 Sonata Chamber group
Trio Sonata in D major, Z.801 Sonata Chamber group
Suite in C major Suite Trumpet
Suite in D major Suite Trumpet
The Libertine, Z.600 Theatrical / Incidental Voice(s) and Instruments
The Old Bachelor, Z.607 Theatrical / Incidental Voice(s) and Orchestra
Toccata quasi Fantasia con Fuga Toccata Organ