Air, from The Fairy Queen (string trio)
Title: Air, from The Fairy Queen
Composer: Henry Purcell, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin; Violin 2 or Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: During the last years of Purcell’s tragically short life he composed many works for the theater. His incidental music for The Fairy Queen is among the best, and this air is an outstanding example of Purcell’s uniquely English voice. It is also available in the Bargain Bundle The Fairy Queen, Selected Movements, for String Trio. This arrangement includes alternative parts for violin 2 or viola. and the first violin part can be performed on flute or oboe.