This arrangement was composed in Luciano Berio was already known not only as an avant-garde composer, but also as an arranger, of his own music as well as of others.
This composition was specifically composed for the celebration of the eightieth birthday of Alfred Kalmusthe then-director of the London branch of Universal EditionBerio's main publishing house. This composition ended up being the fifth in a series of compositions by eleven different composers, including Pierre BoulezSitting Target - JVF Clique - Alternative Income Stockhausen and Harrison Birtwhistle.
The whole series of compositions was entitled A Garland for Dr. The composition takes only one minute to perform and is in one movement.
The composition is an arrangement of a popular piece by Purcell, which was Collegium Aureum - Suite Aus Der Oper »King Arthur« by Purcell in at least two occasions: it was used as a hornpipe in the first music of The Fairy-QueenZprior to the first act, inand in the incidental music for Rule a Wife and Have a WifeZin a song entitled Glatzenkatze - Various - Kinder Kinder Nr. 2 is not a swain", in Even though the melody is closer to the former, this piece is generally attributed to be an arrangement of the latter.
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