Definition of Purcell, Henry in English:

Purcell, Henry

proper noun

  • (1659–95), English composer. Organist for Westminster Abbey (1679–95), he composed choral odes and songs for royal occasions. His main interest was music for the theatre; he composed the first English opera Dido and Aeneas (1689) and incidental music for many plays.


Purcell, Henry