Purcell: Air in D minor

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This Air was composed originally for harpsichord and appeared as incidental music Purcell composed for a theatrical work

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In his short life, English composer Henry Purcell produced an extraordinary amount of music – many vocal works (operas, religious and secular pieces) and a comparatively small number of works for keyboard, generally undemanding pieces drawing on dance forms. This Air was composed originally for harpsichord and appeared as incidental music Purcell composed for a theatrical work called The Double Dealer (1693).