By Henry Purcell / arr. Richard Meyer
Conductor Score & Parts
The rigaudon is a popular French dance of the 17th century that has become a favorite of composers in all time periods. This rigaudon-one of Purcell's most famous melodies-has been arranged for first- and second-year orchestras as their first encounter with the key of C major. The melody is constantly passed from instrument to instrument, training students to listen for the "tune," making them much better ensemble players. A perfect concert opener! This title is available in SmartMusic.