Daniel Purcell
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Daniel Purcell

Daniel Purcell Biography (Wikipedia)

Daniel Purcell (c. 1664 – buried 26 November 1717) was an English Baroque composer, the younger brother or cousin of Henry Purcell.

Like Henry Purcell before him, Daniel Purcell joined the choir of the Chapel Royal at about the age of 14. In his mid-twenties he was appointed organist of Magdalen College, Oxford where he began to compose. In 1695 he moved to London to compose for the theatre providing incidental music for more than 40 plays. One of his first engagements was to complete the concluding Masque for Act V of the semi-opera The Indian Queen, the preceding music for which had been written by Henry Purcell during the early months of 1695. It is unclear if Daniel Purcell had been engaged because of pressure to complete the score in time for the first performance or as a result of Henry Purcell's failing health and subsequent death. The performance history of the piece is uncertain, and the first performance may have gone ahead without Daniel Purcell's contribution.

In 1701, he came third in a competition for the best musical setting of William Congreve's masque, The Judgment of Paris. His instrumental compositions published c.1710 included sets of sonatas and trio sonatas for recorder in addition to works for violin. In 1713, at the age of 49 he was appointed organist of St Andrew's, Holborn, a position he held until his death. He was subsequently buried in St Andrew's Church where he had worked.

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Sonata in F for recorder and harpsichord
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Sonata in F for recorder and harpsichord
Daniel Purcell
The Indian Queen (Act 2: Dance; Second Act Tune)
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The Indian Queen (Act 2: Dance; Second Act Tune)
Daniel Purcell
DANIEL PURCELL: The Masque of Hymen (excerpts)
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DANIEL PURCELL: The Masque of Hymen (excerpts)
Hazel Brooks, Daniel Purcell & David Pollock
Chaconne in A minor
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Chaconne in A minor

Chaconne in A minor

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Hazel Brooks
David Pollock
Sprezzatura & Daniel Purcell
By silver Thames' flowery side
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By silver Thames' flowery side

By silver Thames' flowery side

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Sprezzatura & Daniel Purcell
Daniel Purcell
Solo in B minor (1710)
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Solo in B minor (1710)
Daniel Purcell
Trio Sonata No.2 in G minor (1710)
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Trio Sonata No.2 in G minor (1710)
Daniel Purcell
Chaconne in A minor
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Chaconne in A minor
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O Ravishing Delight (from 'The Judgment of Paris')
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O Ravishing Delight (from 'The Judgment of Paris')
Daniel Purcell
Suite: Virtue in Danger
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Suite: Virtue in Danger
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O let my Mouth be filled with Thy Praise
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O let my Mouth be filled with Thy Praise
Daniel Purcell
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis
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Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis
Daniel Purcell
Sonata in A major (1698)
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Sonata in A major (1698)
Daniel Purcell
Toccata
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Toccata
Daniel Purcell
Loves Last Shift: What ungrateful devil moves you
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Loves Last Shift: What ungrateful devil moves you
Daniel Purcell
Solo in D Giga (Published in Six Sonatas, three for two Flutes and a bass, and three Solos
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Solo in D Giga (Published in Six Sonatas, three for two Flutes and a bass, and three Solos
Daniel Purcell
Sonata for violin & harpsichord in D major
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Sonata for violin & harpsichord in D major
Daniel Purcell
Sonata in D minor
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Sonata in D minor
Daniel Purcell
Cupid, make your virgins tender
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Cupid, make your virgins tender
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