WESTMINSTER ABBEY

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 >

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Title: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Composer: Henry Purcell (1680)
Place Of Origin: England
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Incipit: 35314 27512 32176
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Gathered to Worship Volume 3: Organ Music based on Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Edwin T. Childs
    Published By: GIA Publications, Inc. (2018) pp. 108
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Twelve Tunes WXYZ: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Jonathan R. Mueller
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2017) pp. 66
  • Roof-Raising Hymns: Organ Settings for Festive Occasions
    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; David Willcocks
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2017) pp. 23
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 81 Number 1 September October 2017: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; Robert C. Lau
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2017) pp. 6
  • Oxford Hymn Settings for Organists Volume 6 Autumn Festivals: 37 Original Pieces on hymns for World Communion, Reformation / The Church, Harvest, All Saints, All Souls, Remembrance, Christ the King, and Thanksgiving
    Composer/Editors Rebecca Groom Te Velde; David Blackwell; Ashley Grote
    Published By: Oxford University Press (2016) pp. 126
  • PedalPoint Volume 36 Number 4 July August September 2016: For Church Pianists and Organists to Use at Church or Home
    Composer/Editors Randy Smith; Keith Christopher
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2016) pp. 24
  • The Organist Volume 120 Number 4 September October 2016: The Service Music Companion for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; Jason W. Krug
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 12
  • Six Hymn Improvisations Set 10
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Hildebrand
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2015) pp. 17
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 36 Number 4 May 2014: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Harold Rutz
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2014) pp. 4
  • Love Divine: 6 Practical Hymn Preludes on Familiar Tunes
    Composer/Editor J. William Greene
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2012) pp. 22
  • 150 Hymn Preludes Book 2 Hymn Tune L - W: Short and Playable Pieces in Keys to Match All Popular Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Betty Roe
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2010) pp. 564
  • God of Grace: Five Hymn Tune Preludes for the Church Year
    Composer/Editor Stephen P. Folkemer
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2008) pp. 10
  • Grace Notes XII
    Composer/Editor Timothy Albrecht
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2005) pp. 16
  • The David Cherwien Hymn Interpretation Series: Hymns of Glory
    Composer/Editors David M. Cherwien; Gilbert M. Martin
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (2004) pp. 27
  • The Organist's Companion Volume 26 Number 3 March 2004 General, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Easter Season, Festivals: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; John Hebden Schaffner
    Published By: McAfee Music Corporation (2004) pp. 30
  • Easy Hymn Preludes for Organ Volume 1: Musica Sacra
    Composer/Editor Carl Flentge Schalk
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2002) pp. 52
  • Hymnal Supplement Organ Prelude Edition: Volume 4 Church Triumphant
    Composer/Editor David A. Johnson
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2002) pp. 7
  • Hymn Intonations, Preludes, and Free Harmonizations Volume X: Yet Even More Intonations
    Composer/Editor Richard Proulx
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (2001) pp. 26
  • Hymn Preludes for the Church Year Book 2: Ordinary Time
    Composer/Editors Aaron Shows; Andrew Moore
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 263
  • Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2001) pp. 12
  • Augsburg Organ Library November
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Richard Proulx
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 121
  • Grace Notes VIII
    Composer/Editor Timothy Albrecht
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1999) pp. 16
  • Organ Miniatures: 200 Short Improvisations on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor June Nixon
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 197
  • Three Hymn Settings for Organ Set 2
    Composer/Editor Paul O. Manz
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1999) pp. 2
  • The Praises of Zion
    Composer/Editor Mark Sedio
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1998) pp. 12
  • 100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 106
  • Choraleworks Set I: Tne Chorale Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Gerald Near
    Published By: Paraclete Press (1995) pp. 4
  • Interpretations Based on Hymn-Tunes Book XII: For Organ
    Composer/Editor David M. Cherwien
    Published By: Summa Productions (1995) pp. 3
  • The Organist Volume 99 Number 3 July 1995: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Humphrey Turner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1995) pp. 67
  • Preludes on Four Hymns
    Composer/Editor Richard Proulx
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1993) pp. 9
  • Hymn Intonations, Preludes, and Free Harmonizations Volume V: More Intonations
    Composer/Editor Richard Proulx
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (1992) pp. 17
  • Postludes of Praise: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Anna Laura Page
    Published By: Van Ness Press, Inc. (1990) pp. 14
  • PedalPoint Volume 4 Number 4 October November December 1985: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Craig Phillips
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1985) pp. 30
  • Hymns I Love: Organ Arrangements by Harold DeCou
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Good Life Publications, Inc. (1984) pp. 22
  • Wedding Music Book IV
    Composer/Editor David N. Johnson
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1984) pp. 19
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 15: Lesser Festivals: K - Z
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Ralph C. Schultz
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 44
  • Preludes and Postludes Volume 1: General Postludes
    Composer/Editor Wilbur C. Held
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1972) pp. 12
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 31 Number 5 June 1968: A Bi-Monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors L. N. Porter; Henry Purcell
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1968) pp. 59

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations Volume XVIII: Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Robert McCormick
    Published By: Selah Publishing Company, Inc. (2017) pp. 24
  • More Hymns for Praise & Worship: Piano/Guitar/Vocal Edition
    Composer/Editor Sarah J. Huffman
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2012) pp. 58
  • Above All Praise: Choral Hymn Descants with Organ Accompaniment
    Composer/Editor Antony Baldwin
    Published By: Paraclete Press (2011) pp. 23
  • Hymn Tunes in Lower Keyes: The Book to Grab When the Congregation Complains that the Hymns are Too High!

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2011) pp. 303
  • Assist Me To Proclaim: Alternate Hymn Settings Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Henry V. Gerike
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2010) pp. 71
  • 200 Last Verses: Completely Revised to Complement the Keys in Major Hymn Books
    Composer/Editor Noel Rawsthorne
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 192
  • Sunday Morning Organist Volume 4: Introductions to Hymns and Carols
    Composer/Editor Mark Thewes
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2009) pp. 34-36
  • The Really Big Descant Book - Full Music Edition: 250 Settings to Raise the Roof by the World's Finest Church Music Composers

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2009) pp. 240
  • The Trumpet of the Lord: A Collection of Trumpet Descants for 100 Well-Known Hymns`
    Composer/Editor H. Matthew Ward
    Published By: Park Bench Publishing (2008) pp. 43
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 7: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 640 - 704
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 645
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 7: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 640 - 704
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 645
  • The Art of Hymn Playing 2nd edition: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 159
  • The St. Francis Collection of Free Accompaniments to Hymn Tunes: 80 Settings by Various Composers
    Composer/Editor Dirk van Dissel
    Published By: G. I. A. Publications, Inc. (2005) pp. 116
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005) pp. 194
  • Restrained Last Verses: Varied Accompaniments for Popular Hymns

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2003) pp. 157
  • 25 Hymn Tunes for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2002) pp. 90
  • 100 Alternative Hymn Tune Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Andrew Moore
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 26
  • Last Verse Extravaganza for Organ: 200 Fabulous Arrangements

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2001) pp. 194
  • Let It Rip! At the Piano 2: Congregational Song Accompaniments Volume 2
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Eric Vollen
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 214
  • The Creative Use of the Organ in Worship
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2000) pp. 180
  • Final Flourishes Volume 2: Hymn Tune Settings for Organ and Congregation
    Composer/Editor Antony Baldwin
    Published By: Sacred Music Press (1999) pp. 22
  • Hymnal Supplement 98: Vocal Descant Edition

    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1999) pp. 865
  • The Creative Use of Descants in Worship: The Creative Church Musician Series / Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1999) pp. 103
  • Thirty-Two Free Harmonizations of Familiar Hymns Volume II for Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1996) pp. 29
  • Twenty Intonations on Festive Hymns Volume 1
    Composer/Editor David M. Lasky
    Published By: Warner Brothers Publications, Inc. (1996) pp. 23
  • After the Last Verse: 200 Hymn Improvisations
    Composer/Editor Malcolm Archer
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1995) pp. 192
  • Hymns for Occasions: One Hundred Special Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Colin Mawby
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1994) pp. 98
  • Hymn Preludes and Free Accompaniments 22
    Composer/Editor Donald Johns
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1993) pp. LL
  • Music Supplement: The United Methodist Hymnal
    Composer/Editor Gary Alan Smith
    Published By: Abingdon Press (1991) pp. 346
  • Organ Improvisations for Hymn Singing Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Gerre Edward Hancock
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1991) pp. 8

Piano Solo

  • Hymn Anthology

    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2017) pp. 74
  • Piano Vespers: Reflective Hymn Settings for Worship
    Composer/Editor Ken Medema
    Published By: Jubilate Music (2012) pp. 31
  • Go Out in Joy: Festive Postludes for Piano
    Composer/Editor Pamela M. Robertson
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2011) pp. 16
  • More Sunday Solos for Piano: Preludes, Offertories & Postludes

    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2009) pp. 77
  • Hymn Medleys of the Faith
    Composer/Editor Eugene Butler
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2000) pp. 28
  • Bring Back the Springtime: Piano Arrangements by Kurt Kaiser
    Composer/Editor Kurt Kaiser
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1997) pp. 22
  • Dear Lord & Father of Mankind: For the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Broadman Press (1981) pp. 5

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Where Two Are Gathered: Sacred Piano - Organ Duets
    Composer/Editor Eleanor W. Whitsett
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2015) pp. 16
  • Two Voices One Song: Creative Arrangements of Classic Hymns for Piano and Organ Duet
    Composer/Editor Carolyn Hamlin
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (2006) pp. 13
  • Keyboard Excursions for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2004) pp. 11
  • God of Grace God of Glory
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (2000) pp. 6
  • Four Sacred Duets: Piano - Organ
    Composer/Editor Ron Boud
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 2

Instruments: Instrumental Solo

  • Hymns for the Master: 15 Favorite Hymns for Solo Performance
    Composer/Editor Stan Pethel
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1997) pp. 20

Instruments: Trumpet and Organ

  • Three Festive Trumpet Tunes: Organ and Optional Trumpet
    Composer/Editor Jerry Westenkuehler
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2015) pp. 14

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