Henry Purcell

Composer

Henry Purcell

1659 - 1695

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. It is said that he began composing at nine years old. As an adult, he became organist at Westminster Abbey, and later the Chapel Royal.

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Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

A thousand, thousand ways (1692) Z. 629 Henry Purcell
Ah! How sweet it is to love Henry Purcell
Bonduca's Song: O Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom (1895) Z. 574 Henry Purcell
Chaconne in G minor (1680) Henry Purcell
Dear Pretty Youth Henry Purcell
Dido's lament (When I am laid in earth) (1683) Henry Purcell
Down among the dead men Henry Purcell
Evening Hymn (1688) Z. 193 Henry Purcell
Fair Cloe my breast so alarms Henry Purcell
Fantasia No. 4 in F major (1680) Henry Purcell
Fantasia No. 5 in D minor (1680) Henry Purcell
Fantasias (1680) Henry Purcell
From Silent Shades "Bess of Bedlam" Z. 370 Henry Purcell
Funeral Sentences (1695) Z. 860 Henry Purcell
Hark! The echoing air (1692) Z. 629 Henry Purcell
Hear My Prayer, O Lord (1682) Henry Purcell
If Love’s a Sweet Passion Henry Purcell
If music be the food of love (1690) Z. 379 Henry Purcell
In the black dismal dungeon of despair (1688) Z. 190 Henry Purcell
Lost in my Quiet for ever Henry Purcell
Mad Bess (1945) Z. 370 Henry Purcell
Man is for the woman made (1696) Z. 605 Henry Purcell
May the god of wit inspire Z. 629 Henry Purcell
Music for a While (1679) Henry Purcell
My op’ning eyes are purg’d Henry Purcell
O Solitude (1684) Z406 Henry Purcell
Oedipus King of Thebes: Music for a While (1692) Z. 583 Henry Purcell
She Loves and She Confesses, Too (1680) Z. 413 Henry Purcell
Strike the viol (1694) Henry Purcell
Sweeter than roses (1695) Z. 585 Henry Purcell
The Cold Song (1691) Z628 no.20 Henry Purcell
The Fairy-Queen (1692) Z. 629 Henry Purcell
The History of Timon of Athens the Man-Hater: The Cares of Lovers Z. 632 Henry Purcell
The Plaint (O, let me forever weep) (1692) Z. 629 Henry Purcell
The Rival Sisters or The Violence of Love: Celia has a thousand charms (1695) Z. 609 Henry Purcell
Two daughters of this aged stream Henry Purcell

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