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Purcell, Henry

(ca. 1658/59–1695). Organist; composer; b. probably London (Westminster?), Eng.; organist Westminster Abbey 1679, Chapel Royal 1682. Works include 2 settings for “Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts”; Te Deum; Magnificat; Nunc Dimittis; Jubilate. The popular Trumpet Tune commonly ascribed to him was composed by Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674–1707). See also Blow, John.

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