Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneas


About Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell was born on September 10, 1659 in Westminster, England. He had 2 siblings named Edward and Daniel Purcell. Daniel Purcell was also a composer. Henry lived in a very musical family, as his father was an organist at the Chapel Royal.

Henry's adult years

Henry Purcell married Frances Peters, and together they had 6 children. Only two out of six of these children survived infancy, who also loved music. He spent 6 years writing religious music for the church. After 6 years of writing music for the church, he returned to writing music for the theater.Purcell then became an organist at the Chapel Royal.

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About Dido and Aeneas

What it is

Dido and Aeneas is a famous baroque music piece written by a British composer that goes by the name of Henry Purcell. It was written by Henry Purcell in the Baroque style. It was his most famous piece and was known by many from around the 1600's - 1750's.
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas