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Purcell, Henry

Line breaks: Henry Pur|cell
Pronunciation: /pəːˈsɛl, ˈpəːs(ə)l
 
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Definition of Purcell, Henry in English:

( 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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