Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

Please feel free to share. “Game of Thrones Group Project”

Please consider registering
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Minuet in A minor, Z649, by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Memorial Day 2020 Tribute! My very first classical music piece on violin.
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
May 21, 2020 - 4:51 pm
Member Since: December 3, 2019
Forum Posts: 36
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Minuet A minor, Z649_by Purcell, Henry

(I did an impromptu recording by my mobile phone, so the lighting was not too good. However, I hope the phone-recorded-audio is still decent).

I could not find much info about this short Minuet or why the composer, Henry Purcell, wrote it.  Perhaps someone (this forum) knows a tad more? 

Nonetheless, I found the tune beautiful and somber (it being in a minor key signature); thus I believe it is suitable as a piece for Memorial Day Tribute!

About the composer:  Henry Purcell was a English composer of the middle Baroque period (Source: Britannica at

The sheet music is attached. (I found it in public domain music.)

May 21, 2020 - 5:04 pm
Member Since: December 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 2103
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Nice job. Good to see you back on the forum. I think it has been a while. Kudos.

Viola Time! 

May 21, 2020 - 5:05 pm
Member Since: December 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 2103
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Oh, it was just fine with the phone recording.

Thank you for including the public domain sheet music, too. Looks like something I actually might be able to do. Thanks.

Viola Time! 


May 26, 2020 - 3:33 pm
Member Since: September 30, 2014
Forum Posts: 967
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline


Thanks for posting, enjoyed it



Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: Jim Dunleavy
Guest(s) 27
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
Today None
Upcoming Killerkhezu, Ferret, visionsalchemy, HDuaneaz, Preanix, EJ-Kisz, laserbrainz, Writer, chendricks, BillyG, rsmith6322, DeeLight41, EricBluegrassFiddle, ACDSherlockian, Dan, Kody
Top Posters:
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2679
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
Kevin M.: 1971
damfino: 1969
cdennyb: 1815
TerryT: 1728
Ferret: 1575
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 27289
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 57
Topics: 8550
Posts: 106211
Newest Members:
stu123, ClaireS, silverufcplayer, kimm, Temprance22
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 15159, KindaScratchy: 1754, coolpinkone: 4176, BillyG: 3438, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, cid: 2103