Second Act Tune – Air, from “The Fairy Queen”


Title: Second Act Tune – Air, from the opera The Fairy Queen

Composer: Henry Purcell, arr. David Gable

Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2 or Viola; Cello

Printout: 4 pages

Note: Composed in 1692 at the height of Purcell’s creative powers, The Fairy Queen is his longest score for the theater. This lively interlude is a delight to play and hear, suitable for many occasions. This arrangement for trio includes alternate parts for violin 2 and viola. The violin 1 part can be played on flute or oboe.



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