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Chaconne, from The Gordion Knot Unty’d
By Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
We don’t have the script or even the name of the playwright, but we do have the music. Henry Purcell’s chaconne is part of a posthumously published collection of music for theater that the English composer wrote sometime after 1690. Arranged here for SATB recorders by the fabulous arranger Eric Haas, this chaconne from The Gordion Knot Unty’d, a stage play from 1691, is immensely enjoyable, featuring a challenging bass part and intricacy amongst all four voices. Trills may be added where appropriate.
-- Anne Timberlake
Play-along files recorded by Anne Timberlake, supported by a grant from the Recorder Artist Relief Fund.

Listen to all parts
No soprano - you play soprano
No alto - you play alto
No tenor - you play tenor
No bass - you play bass
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Challenging
Occasion: Any
Libraries: Play-alongs
Date Added: 01/19/2021
Style: Recorded Accompaniment, Renaissance/Baroque/Classical