Illustrated by Charlotte Voake
Children's book about the life and music of Henry Purcell
A beautifully illustrated biography about Purcell’s childhood and how he came to become a great composer. On the accompanying CD, the narration of the story is interwoven with recordings of some of his greatest works. Purcell was a court musician like his father and uncle. He also wrote music for the theater—a mixture of instrumental pieces, songs, and dances.
Children who have tried making up their own dance steps, or who can tell the difference between the sound of the violin and the viola, will find that they have much in common with Purcell.