Henry Purcell

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Purcell bi John Closterman, probably 1695

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659[Note 1] – 21 November 1695) wis an Inglis componer. Awtho incorporatin Italian an French stylistic elements intae his composeetions, Purcell's legacy wis a uniquely Inglis form o Baroque muisic. He is generally conseedert tae be ane o the greatest Inglis componers; na ither native-born Inglis composer approached his fame till Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, an Benjamin Britten in the 20t century.

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  1. Accordin tae Holman an Thompson (Grove Music Online, see References) thare is uncertainty regairdin the year and day of birth. Na record o baptism haes been foond. The year 1659 is based on Purcell's memorial tablet in Wastmeenster Aibey an the frontispiece o his Sonnata's of III. Parts (Lunnon, 1683). The day 10 September is based on vague inscriptions in the manuscript GB-Cfm 88. It mey an aa be relevant that he wis appyntit tae his first salaried post on 10 September 1677, which would hae been his aichteent birthday.

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