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Symphony from "The Fairy Queen," Act IV

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Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (trans. Roger Smith)

Subtitle: Transcribed for Twelve-Part Brass Choir with Timpani

General Info

Year: 1692 / 1957
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Robert King Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $44.70


1. Allegro Marziale - Canzona - 2:15
2. Largo - 1:35
3. Allegro Maestoso – Adagio - 3:00


Full Score
B-flat Cornet I-VI
Horn in F I-II (Trombones may substitute)
Trombone I-II-III


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Fairy-Queen (1692) is a semi-opera by Henry Purcell; a "restoration spectacular". The libretto is an anonymous adaptation of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

First performed in 1692, The Fairy-Queen was composed three years before Purcell's death at the age of 35. Following his death, the score was lost and only rediscovered early in the twentieth century.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Ohio State University (Columbus) Concert Band Chamber Ensemble (Scott A. Jones, conductor) - 5 March 2021

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • The Fairy-Queen, Wikipedia Accessed 4 March 2021
  • Purcell, H.; Smith, R. (1957). Symphony from the Fairy Queen, Act IV: Transcribed for Twelve-Part Brass Choir with Timpani [score]. Robert King Music: North Easton, Mass.