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5 February 2019

Press release by Schott Music

Fantazias for 4 Guitars




from the “Fantazias and In Nomines” for Strings

Henry Purcell


• Arrangement for 4 Guitars

• for intermediate to advanced players

• based on the original manuscript score

• includes score and parts


Fantasias were the height of musical sophistication in England in 1600s. Henry Purcell originally composed the two fantasias Z. 713 and Z. 743 for strings. Characterized by surprising modulations, their harmony shows them to be ahead of their time. The present arrangement for 4 guitars is based on the autograph manuscript of the composer. It is ideal for performances at upper music-school classes and young musician competitions.