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[Now that the sun hath veiled his light]

[Now that the sun hath veiled his light]

Composer: Henry Purcell; Figured bass realized by: David Willcocks
Published in 1 hymnal


Composer: Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (b. Westminster, London, England, 1659; d. Westminster, 1695), was perhaps the greatest English composer who ever lived, though he only lived to the age of thirty-six. Purcell's first piece was published at age eight when he was also a chorister in the Chapel Royal. When his voice changed in 1673, he was appointed assistant to John Hingston, who built chamber organs and maintained the king's instruments. In 1674 Purcell began tuning the Westminster Abbey organ and was paid to copy organ music. Given the position of composer for the violins in 1677, he also became organist at Westminster Abbey in 1679 (at age twenty) and succeeded Hingston as maintainer of the king's instruments (1683). Purcell composed music for the theater (D… Go to person page >

Figured bass realized by: David Willcocks

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Tune Information

Title: [Now that the sun hath veiled his light]
Composer: Henry Purcell
Figured bass realized by: David Willcocks
Incipit: 52234 56543 211
Notes: Commissioned for The Cambridge Hymnal
Key: G Major

Instances

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The Cambridge Hymnal #77

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