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Correspondence. HENRY PURCELLS BICENTENARY, Ct I To the Editor the Penarth Chronicle- Sm -Allow me to call your readers' attention to the Coming1 Bicentenary of the death of the greatest of English musicians, and the founder of the English School of music, Henry Purcell, who died November 21, 1695. Henry Purcell has the highest claims on the respect Of the English people ss the improver of our Cathedral usic the originator of English melody, as the term is now understood; the establisher of a form of English opero which was universally adopted the Introducer of new and more effective employment of the orchestra in accompaniment; the man who Excelled all others in his accurate vigorous and ener- getic setting of English words; and the most original and extraordinary musical genius our country has Produced. The commemoration is being warmly taken up by Musicians throughout the country and all who appre ciate the beauties of Purcell's exquisite music are lnvited to join in the celebrations, which in some cases have already commenced- The matter is in the hands of the great composer's lineal desendant Dr Purcell Taylor, who worthily 2LIPPorts his illustrious ancestry by the eminent Position and great wealth he has attained as a dIplomatist, and as an authority on Patents; and who has earned the gratitude of the public by his success- efforts in the cause of free technical education; aIld by his settlement of the dispute between Chili nd the United States, which threatened to culminate In a terrible war. All who would like to take part in the movement, pr who have any of Purcell's music, are warmly lnvited to communicate with Dr Purceil Taylor (whose address is 2, Powis Place, Queen Square, London), who is preparing a complete history of the c°m.poser's life and times. Yours truly, J: BAKER.

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