Hornpipe by Daniel Purcell (1664-1717)
Daniel Purcell was an English composer, the younger brother or cousin of Henry Purcell. As a teenager, Daniel Purcell joined the choir of the Chapel Royal, and in his mid-twenties he became organist of Magdalen College, Oxford. He began to compose while at Oxford, but in 1695 he moved to London to compose for the theatre. In 1701, he came third in a competition for the best musical setting of William Congreve’s masque, The Judgement of Paris. In 1713 he was appointed organist of St Andrew’s, Holborn. The most performed of his compositions are probably the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in E minor, liturgical pieces written for use in the Church of England service of Evensong.
Broadway. 33 measures. 3/2 time signature. 3 pages. key of D minor. Moderate. Duet