Henry Purcell
(1659 - 1695)

Purcell : The Gordian knot untied : illustration

The Gordian knot untied
(String or reed band)
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Overture - 2. Aire - 3. Rondeau Minuett - 4. Aire - 5. Jigg - 6. Chaconne - 7. Aire - 8. Minuett

The jigg has the mock Irish tune "Lilliburlero" concealed in the bass.

This set comes from "A collection of ayres, compos'd for the theatre" pub. J. Heptinstal for Frances Purcell soon after the composer's death. Conceived for strings, but also suitable for wind bands.