Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

In 1995, the BBC presented a 2-hour program commemorating the 300th anniversary of Purcell’s death. The Radio Times described the broadcast as follows: “Live coverage of a concert marking the 300th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell. The concert comes from Westminster Abbey, where Purcell was organist and where he is buried, and features music spanning five centuries by Byrd, Elgar, Gibbons, Handel, Britten, and Purcell. Martin Neary conducts the New London Consort and the Choir of Westminster Abbey; and Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and the Nash Ensemble. The soloists are Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, David Wilson-Johnson and Robin Leggate.”

Works by Henry Purcell in the
All Saints Choir repertoire


Hear my prayer, O Lord

O God, the King of glory

Remember not Lord our offenses


Other notable works by
Henry Purcell
[† indicates a link
to a performance video]


† Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day