Major Events Of Henry Purcell's Life

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Diego Becerra 1. Henry Purcell was born on St Ann’s Lane, Old Pye Street Westminster London in c. 10 September 1659. The area is now known as Devil’s Acre in London and was changed in 1659. 2. Henry Purcell later died in 1695 on Marsham Street in his house during the highest point of his career. He was then buried adjacent to the organ in Westminster Abbey. When Purcell was buried he had made music for the queen before when she passed for her funeral music which really moved London strongly. With this same song Henry also had his very own piece played at his funeral. The exact way of Purcell’s death is not truly sure but we do know he died at the age of about 35 to 36 years old. The reason for his passing is indistinct: one hypothesis is that…show more content…
5. Major events of Purcell 's life that affected him and his music are many various things. As a child a major event occurs because he is able to survive the black plague because obviously he is able to live longer and create music in his later life. The downfall and burning of londoni also attributed to his life because this major event allowed him to find a spot in the restoration of london. With these later events Purcell then meets these people who create a somewhat of a domino effect upon his life. His family being a part of music couldn 't have been a coincidence that he becomes involved in the art of music to become a composer which make them a major factor of his life that influences it. A specific influence on Henry Purcell and his music has to be King Charles the II because with him he has to make church music which shows in majority of his work. Another influence would have to also be Gosling because with him he makes secular music along with restoration of london also includes pubs and such so with that comes pub songs allows for Purcell’s imagination to have fun with secular songs making the restoration a serious impact on his entire life. Dryden becomes a serious friend with Purcell when he becomes thrown into his own work and together they create on of the most known pieces he has named “King Author”. With John, Purcell creates plays and such creating some of his most known pieces and the phrase that music and poetry are somewhat sisters in…show more content…
My favorite piece by Henry Purcell is What Power Art Thou because my favorite english teacher in high school used to play this song whenever we would write which caused it to get stuck in my head without actually knowing the name of the actual piece and without knowing this entire time I have been listening to the composer that I randomly choose and ended up finding the piece by watching a documentary on Henry Purcell. After to listen to it again recently I find myself listening to the piece randomly. Maybe will play the music to my parents so I seem sophisticated and to get somewhat of a better image. Though it sounds funny the Purcell’s music did really catch my attention and will not be the only piece I will be listening to. 11. I put the number one as a minimum and twelve as a maximum in a random number generator then numbered each composer one through twelve then clicked generate and it decided to give me this composer. I am glad though because the more I listened to Henry Purcell the more I enjoy his music whether it is secular or sacred it kept me interested and wanting to listen to more. I began to feel the music actually change my emotions more than I would 've liked which will probably have me listening to his music more for maybe just random laying back
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