Rondeau, from The Fairy Queen (string quartet)
Title: Rondeau, from The Fairy Queen
Composer: Henry Purcell, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: During the latter part of his tragically short life, Purcell wrote a considerable amount of music for the theater. The script for The Fairy Queen is lost, but Purcell’s music remains. The rondeau is a among the best known of the composer’s works and is often requested as wedding music.