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Canzona

Composer
Henry Purcell
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Brass quartet
Instrumental parts
Not available

"Canzona" was composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) for the funeral service at Westminster Abbey of Queen Mary who died of smallpox in December 1694 though the funeral service was not held until March 1695. This arrangement is a quartet of 2 cornets and 2 tenor trombones. [Alternative parts have been added for soprano cornet and bass trombone].

The note marked *1 was written in Purcell's original as E flat (D flat bass trombone) and this is my alteration. The note marked *2 was written in Purcell's original as F (E flat bass trombone) but is thought to be an error for G (F bass trombone) so I have the latter note.

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