Daniel Purcell

Biography

Born: 1660   Died: 1717  
Overshadowed by his famous brother, Henry Purcell, Daniel Purcell ( c. 1664-1717) was nevertheless an important composer whose works include cantatas, odes, anthems, and incidental music for plays. Born in London, Purcell became organist of Magdalen College, Oxford, around 1690. He returned to London after his brother's death, working as an organist and writing incidental music for many plays. Purcell was interested in writing an opera based on a Read more libretto derived from Quinault's Orlando furioso; the project, however, was never completed. His instrumental compositions, published around 1710, include trio sonatas and sonatas for recorder, as well as works for other instruments In 1713, Purcell published a collection of Italian cantatas with English texts. He died in 1717. Read less

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The Last Act - Trumpet Symphony
The Last Act - Solo (Hymen): To Bless the Genial Bed
The Last Act - Solo (A Follower of Hymen) and Chorus: Come, All, Come at My Call
The Last Act - Duet (Two Married People): I Am Glad I Have Met Him
The Last Act - Solo (Hymen): Good People
The Last Act - Duet (Two Married People): My Honey
The Last Act - Solo (Cupid): The Joys of Wedlock
The Last Act - Solo (One of Cupid's Followers): Sound the Trumpet
The Last Act - Two of Cupid's Followers: Make Haste to Put on Love's Chain
The Last Act - Trumpet Air
The Last Act - Chorus: Let Loud Renown
WORKS
The Last Act - Trumpet Symphony
The Last Act - Solo (Hymen): To Bless the Genial Bed
The Last Act - Solo (A Follower of Hymen) and Chorus: Come, All, Come at My Call
The Last Act - Duet (Two Married People): I Am Glad I Have Met Him
The Last Act - Solo (Hymen): Good People
The Last Act - Duet (Two Married People): My Honey
The Last Act - Solo (Cupid): The Joys of Wedlock
The Last Act - Solo (One of Cupid's Followers): Sound the Trumpet
The Last Act - Two of Cupid's Followers: Make Haste to Put on Love's Chain
The Last Act - Trumpet Air
The Last Act - Chorus: Let Loud Renown


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