Composition - - American Recorder Society
Fantasia 11
By Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
 Arranged By Roy Sansom
 
S A T B
 
 
Fantazia 11 is the eleventh of fifteen Fantasias Purcell composed in a short period of time in 1680. It’s in three distinct sections. The opening section is breathtakingly luscious with soaring melodies and emotionally moving harmonies. The second section would be called static were in not for the interesting and unexpected shifts in harmonies. The last section is a romp, difficult in every way and worth the effort. The viol fantasias as a set are some of Purcell’s best and most interesting compositions.
-- Roy Sansom
 
 
Play-along files synthesized and contributed by Roy Sansom.  Accompaniments are at 8' pitch, so the top line will sound best on tenor, second line on bass, etc. if available.

Listen to all parts
No soprano - you play soprano
No alto - you play alto
No tenor - you play tenor
No bass - you play bass

Slower - practice the Allegro section - The section begins on the last beat of measure 31 and there are seven quarter note clicks before the soprano part comes in.
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Challenging
Occasion: Any
Libraries: Play-alongs
Date Added: 12/02/2020
 
Style: Recorded Accompaniment, Renaissance/Baroque/Classical