COLCHESTER (Purcell)

COLCHESTER (Purcell)

Composer: Henry Purcell (1685)
Published in 17 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (b. Westminster, London, England, 1659; d. Westminster, 1695), was perhaps the greatest English composer who ever lived, though he only lived to the age of thirty-six. Purcell's first piece was published at age eight when he was also a chorister in the Chapel Royal. When his voice changed in 1673, he was appointed assistant to John Hingston, who built chamber organs and maintained the king's instruments. In 1674 Purcell began tuning the Westminster Abbey organ and was paid to copy organ music. Given the position of composer for the violins in 1677, he also became organist at Westminster Abbey in 1679 (at age twenty) and succeeded Hingston as maintainer of the king's instruments (1683). Purcell composed music for the theater (D… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: COLCHESTER (Purcell)
Composer: Henry Purcell (1685)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Incipit: 11765 43215 567
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #128
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #128

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P104a

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P132b

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P50c

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P97a

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