Charles H. Purday

Short Name: Charles H. Purday
Full Name: Purday, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1799-1885
Birth Year: 1799
Death Year: 1885

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 11, 1799, Folke­stone, Eng­land.
Died: Ap­ril 23, 1885, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Purday was ap­point­ed con­duct­or of psalm­o­dy at Crown Court Scots Church in Co­vent Gar­den, Lon­don, in the 1840’s, dur­ing the min­is­try of Dr. John Cum­ming. Dr. Cum­ming’s church was so pop­u­lar that it was said traf­fic could not move in Bow Street and Dru­ry Lane for the throng of car­ri­ag­es mak­ing their way to ser­vic­es. Pur­day was a fine vo­cal­ist and had sung at the cor­o­na­tion of Queen Vic­tor­ia. He be­came a mu­sic pub­lish­er, and was a pi­o­neer in the move­ment for co­py­right law re­form. His works in­clude:

The Sac­red Mu­sic­al Of­fer­ing, 1833
Crown Court Psalm­o­dy: One Hun­dred Psalm Tunes and Chants, 1854
A Few Di­rec­tions for Chant­ing, 1855
A Church and Home Tune Book, 1857
Copyright, a Sketch of Its Rise and Pro­gress, 1877


Tunes by Charles H. Purday (6)sort descendingAsInstances
BAYSWATER (Purday)Charles Henry Purday (Composer)3
GAINSWORTHCharles H. Purday (Composer)3
GOSHENCharles H. Purday, 1799-1885 (Composer)8
NOTTING HILLC. H. Purday (Composer)3
SANDON (Purday)Charles H. Purday (Composer)110
ST. ULRICHC. H. Purday (Composer)2
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