Henry Purcell (1659, London - 21 November 1695, Westminster, England) was an English composer, one of England's greatest and most original composers. When he was 18 years old, he was appointed to the Chapel Royal as a composer, and five years later he became organist of the chapel. His official duties led him to the composition of a large amount of church music. He also wrote much theater music, short opera masterpieces for school performances, popular ditties, and a large quantity of instrumental music for harpsichord and string instruments. A prominent feature of Purcell's music is a vigorous and steadily moving bass line, an idiom heard throughout the remainder of the Baroque period
Works for Winds
- Battle Symphony (arr. Schaefer) (1976)
- Dido and Aeneas
- Dido's Lament (arr. Jos van de Braak)
- Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Purcell) (arr. Stucky) (1992)
- Music for Queen Mary (arr. Garofalo) (1695/1999)
- Music for Queen Mary II (ed. King) (1695/1956)
- Ode on St. Cecelia's Day 1692
- Passing By
- A Purcell Suite (arr. Boyd)
- Trumpet Tune
- Trumpet Tune and Air
- Trumpet Tune and Ayre (arr. Barnes) (1988)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Henry Purcell." Accessed 8 January 2015.
- Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 489.