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Henry Purcell (1658-95)

Queen Mary's Birthday Song 1693 'Celebrate this Festival'. And 'The Yorkshire Feast Song' 1689 (1690). circa 1693

RCIN 1140981

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This manuscript music score is a near contemporary manuscript copy of two odes composed by Henry Purcell. This opening shows the birthday ode Celebrate this Festival written by the third Poet Laureate, Nahum Tate, for Queen Mary II in 1693, and set to music by Purcell. Presented to Queen Mary, Consort of King George V by Mrs Emile Mond, 1921