Rondeau, from The Fairy Queen (string trio)
Title: Rondeau, from The Fairy Queen
Composer: Henry Purcell, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin; Violin 2 or Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: This rondeau is one of Purcell’s finest and best known short compositions. The Fairy Queen was one of several stage plays for which Purcell wrote incidental music. The play is lost; Purcell’s music remains. This movement is also available in the Bargain Bundle The Fairy Queen, Selected Movements, for String Trio. This setting includes alternative parts for violin 2 or viola. and the first violin part can be performed on flute or oboe.