Carol of the Shepherds

From Wind Repertory Project
Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke


Subtitle: Meditation on Quem Pastores Laudavere


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carol
Publisher: Anglo Music, through De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €98.12   |   Score Only (print) - €14.94


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Carol of the Shepherds is based on the hymn tune Quem Pastores Laudavere which dates back to the 14th century and is widely known throughout the Christian world. Although the melody has been set to a number of different texts in different countries it was originally a carol celebrating the Christmas story, in particular the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the shepherds.

- Program Note from publisher


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