|Visit Us On FB
BALLADS OF SEVENTEENTH CENTURY 33
delighted with this tune he determined that she should hear it on another occasion ; and accordingly in the next birthday song, viz. that for the year 1692, he composed an air to the words ' May her bright example chase vice in troops out of the land,' the bass whereof is the tune to 'Cold and Raw."'
Henry Purcell died in November, 1695, at the early age of thirty-seven, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In 1876 was founded the Purcell Society, formed to do justice to the memory of the greatest English musician of his time.