Composer (attributed to): Henry Purcell
Published in 29 hymnals

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Composer (attributed to): 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

Composer (attributed to): Henry Purcell
Incipit: 13215 54321 32171
Key: f minor
Source: English melody, published c. 1621
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Ancient and Modern #180b


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1079


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #124

Rejoice in the Lord #26


Small Church Music #1020


The Cyber Hymnal #7314


The Cyber Hymnal #8688

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The New English Hymnal #17

Together in Song #177

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #60

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #36A

Include 18 pre-1979 instances
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