Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Purcell, Henby (1658-95), the great English musician, was born in Westminster. In 1680 he became organist of Westminster Abbey, and two years later was appointed to the Chapel Royal. He excelled in all kinds of music, and his chants and anthems are still often heard in churches. His glees and cantatas are also a frequent feature in chamber concerts; and his setting of the songs in the Tempest is the delight of all music lovers. Purcell was buried in the Abbey.