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Purcell: 15 facts about the great composer
Baroque composer John Blow was appointed organist at Westminster Abbey in 1669, after Purcell's death. He set text by John Dryden to music, which became the 'Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell'. The original 1696 manuscript is pictured.