Hail, bright Cecilia

Henry Purcell

Hail, bright Cecilia

Z328 • “A Song for St. Cecilia's Day”

About this work...

"Hail! Bright Cecilia" is an important work in the history of music. Influenced as he was by Italian writing, Purcell helped permanently integrate the Italian style into English musical composition. It also was an important influence on Handel's writing, and the history of choral music would not be the same without it.... read more