'Without his brother's imagination'?: A glance at the reception of Daniel Purcell. A paper given at the RMA Research Students' Conference at the University of York on Wednesday 16 December 1998.
'One of the most interesting issues concerned a reassessment of subjects which had formed the basis of studies of earlier generations. This included historiographical evaluation, notably of Daniel Purcell, the younger and much denigrated brother of the famous Henry. Mark Humphreys's thoroughly entertaining paper introduced its audience not only to Daniel's prolific yet neglected musical output, but also to examples of his celebrated wit, and called for the composer to be considered on his own merits, rather than being repeatedly compared to his brother.' Cathy Dew, RMA Newsletter Vol. II No. 1, March 1999, p.6.