Suite From "The Fairy Queen" composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). For descant recorder, treble recorder, tenor recorder, bass recorder. Score and part(s). 30 pages. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE036036).
Staeps (rightly) believes that the English Baroque is the fountainhead of recorder music, and that Purcell's music is the perfect vehicle. Here, he takes six excerpts from The Fairy Queen (introductions and dances) and fashions a Suite for recorder quartet with basso continuo (keyboard instrument with another bass instrument playing an octave lower than the bass recorder). For advanced quartets. Reprint of the 1957 UE original.