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7 March 2012

See the flowering of the English baroque memorial

An interesting bronze in the heart of Westminster, 'The flowering of the English baroque' by Glynn Williams is a memorial to the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, and was unveiled in 1995 by Princess Margaret to mark 300 years since the death of the composer.

Purcell was born just a few streets away in St Ann's Lane, off Old Pye Street in Westminster, and attended Westminster School, before going on to work at Westminster Abbey, so the memorial is one to a local boy who went on to be widely recognised as one of the great composers of his era.

For more, see http://www.londonremembers.com/memorials/henry-purcell-statue

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