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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Abdelazar or The Moor's Revenge is a 1676 play by Aphra Behn, an adaptation of the c.1600 Restoration tragedy Lust's Dominion.

The composer Henry Purcell wrote incidental music for a revival in the Summer of 1695, namely the movements are:

1. Ouverture
2. Rondeau
3. Air
4. Air
5. Minuet
6. Air
7. Jig
8. Hornpipe
9. Air
10. A song entitled: "Lucinda Is Bewitching Fair"

The rondeau was used by Benjamin Britten as the theme for his set of variations The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, as the theme of the television series The First Churchills, and may also be heard as dancing music at the Netherfield ball in the 2005 production of Pride and Prejudice.




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