Purcell, Henry: Rondo - Arr. for String Quartet

Category: 6. Ensemble Pieces

Henry Purcell
Famous Rondeau from the Abdelazer Suite


Transcription for String Quartet: 2 Violins, Viola & Cello or 3 Violins & Cello by Kerstin Wartberg


The Rondeau from the incidental music Purcell wrote for the play 'Abdelazar' or 'The Moor's Revenge'. It is particularly well known today as the basis forBenjamin Britten's 'Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra'.


FREE DOWNLOAD: Example page

Listen to the Audio files:
Rondo - in performance tempo


Violin 2 - in a slow practice tempo

 

 

About this item:


Violin 1
Level: Intermediate Suzuki Book 4 & up
Highest Position: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Technical Features: Contrasting musical sections of power, majesty, and grace, various Baroque bowings, changing positions, time signature: 3/2


Violin 2 / Violin 3 / Viola
Level: Easy (Suzuki Book 3 & up)
Highest Position: 1st
Technical Features: Contrasting musical sections, various Baroque bowings, some difficult finger pattern, time signature: 3/2
 

Cello
Level: Easy (Suzuki Book 3 & up)
Highest Position: 1st
Technical Features: Contrasting musical sections, various Baroque bowings, some difficult finger pattern, time signature: 3/2


This download contains the following 12 files (zipped):

1. Full score, (PDF, 5 Pages)
2. Violin 1, (PDF, 2 Pages)
3. Violin 2, (PDF, 2 Pages)
4. Violin 3, (PDF, 2 Pages)
5. Viola, (PDF, 2 Pages)
6. Cello, (PDF, 2 Pages)
7. Rondo (performance tempo), MP3
8. Violin 1 (slow practice tempo), MP3
9. Violin 2 (slow practice tempo), MP3
10. Violin 3/Viola (slow practice tempo), MP3
11. Cello (slow practice tempo), MP3
12. Tuning notes, MP3