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PURCELL, Henry (1659-1695)
RONDEAU from Abdelazer (arr.Nigel Wicken)
Concert Classics Series GMCL082

Catalogue Number: GMCL082

Difficulty level: B What's this?

ISMN: 9790222227798

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Rondeau from Abdelazer(Wicken)  Pk image
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F (or Eb), 2 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Trombones, Timpani
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Violin 3, Cello, Bass)

This Rondeau, taken from Purcell's incidental music written for the play "Abdelazer" or "The Moor's Revenge", was used by Benjamin Britten as the main theme in his "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra". He recognised a good tune when he saw one!
Duration: 1½ minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

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