Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695), was an English composer.
Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic
elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a
uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally
considered to be one of the greatest English composers;
no other native-born English composer approached his
fame until Edward Elgar.
Abdelazer (also spelled "Abdelazar") or The Moor's
Revenge is a 1676 play by Aphra Behn, an adaptation of
the c.1600 tragedy Lust's Dominion. Purcell wrote this
as incidental music for a revival in the Summer of
1695, with 10 movements including this Rondeau (No.
Although this piece was originally written String
Orchestra, I arranged it for Woodwind Quintet (Flute,
Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn & Bassoon).