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Purcell sonatas -
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GERALD FENECH

'... irrepressibly elegant and restrained.'

Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts - The King's Consort. © 2014 Vivat Music Foundation

In the aftermath of the untimely demise of Henry Purcell on 21 November 1695, the composer's wife Frances found herself in a serious quandary. She was at a loss about what to do with his surviving musical manuscripts which were now hers. Frances bore Henry at least six children in the last fifteen years of his life, and with a husband relentlessly busy, she had precious little time for music...

Copyright © 28 June 2014 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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PURCELL: TEN SONATAS IN FOUR PARTS - THE KING'S CONSORT

HENRY PURCELL

VIVAT MUSIC FOUNDATION

EARLY MUSIC

UNITED KINGDOM

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