Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • 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
Chacony in G minor, Z.730 Chaconne String Quartet
Fantasia No.11, Z.742 Fantasy String Quartet
Fantasy upon a Ground, Z.731 Fantasy String Quartet
Pavane and Chaconne in G minor Pavane String Quartet
10 Sonatas in Four Parts, Z.802-811 Sonata String Quartet
12 Sonatas of Three Parts, Z.790-801 Sonata String Quartet
A Collection of Ayres Compos'd for the Theatre Theatrical / Incidental String Quartet
The Gordion Knot Untied, Z.597 Theatrical / Incidental String Quartet