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Purcell, Henry

Pronunciation: /pəːˈsɛl/ /ˈpəːs(ə)l/
(1659–95), English composer. Organist for Westminster Abbey (1679–95), he composed choral odes and songs for royal occasions. His main interest was music for the theatre; he composed the first English opera Dido and Aeneas (1689) and incidental music for many plays.
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