Plaque

Guildhall School of Music - Purcell

Inscription

Purcell 1658 - 1695

Site: Guildhall School of Music (5 memorials)

EC4, John Carpenter Street

This complex of buildings was created to house the Guildhall School of Music, who had outgrown their premises at Aldermanbury. Designed by Sir Horace Jones, it was opened in December 1886 and the school remained here until April 1977 when it moved to the Barbican.
One of the windows has a delightful jester's head on the keystone.

Each of the five oculi on the first floor are heavily decorated and surmounted with a name carved in stone which read, left to right: Tallis, Gibbons, Purcell, Arne, Sterndale-Bennett.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Guildhall School of Music - Purcell

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Henry Purcell

Organist and composer. Born St Anne's Lane, Westminster. Died at home in Mars...

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Guildhall School of Music - Purcell

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