Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Air by Purcell

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695) is often considered the creator of the English style of baroque music. I arranged his sweet Air in B minor for our junior orchestra.

Some of the parts are a bit technically demanding, and may work better for older students, although the Violin 2 / Viola and Cello 2 parts are quite easy to play. This would make a nice piece for an orchestra with players of varying ages and abilities.

Complete parts are available in this collection of baroque pieces at Sheet Music Plus: A Baroque Journey for String Orchestra.


  1. Hello, I'm a music teacher and I'd like to try this piece with my string orchestra. Can I ask you to send me the parts, please? My e-mail: Avenger2.0@seznam.cz. Thanks a lot!

  2. Good day as part of my 2018 repetoire I would my learners to play more pieceso as a group or orchestra can you also send me parts for each instrument for rehearsal purposes I'd like to try this piece my email address is netshinzereni.ef@Gmail.com

  3. Separate parts for this piece as well as five other baroque pieces is now available at Sheet Music Plus: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/a-baroque-journey-for-string-orchestra-digital-sheet-music/