This Day in Music – 1682: Henry Purcell & Chapel Royal

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Henry Purcell was the most important British composer of the mid-Baroque era as a cross-genre composer of church, stage, court, and private entertainment music. Son of an esteemed court musician, Purcell also held various royal musical positions through the reigns of Kings James II, William III, and Queen Mary. His most famous works attest to his repute as the apex of British classical music with subject matter all relating to English lore with Dido and Aeneas, King Arthur, and The Fairy Queen.

Henry Purcell – Trumpet Tune and Air


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Editorial Assistant Weiyu Dang currently lives in Montreal because of his intense affection for the STM. While he attends McGill to pursue a double major in English and History, Young Wei purposefully lives far from school to capitalize on the metro commute potential. Musical interests include Bartok, Hard Bop, and YG. Weiyu worked for La Scena Musicale from July 4th to August 1st, 2016.

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