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Fantasia on an English Folk Song

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Gordon Jacob

Gordon Jacob


Subtitle: Dashing Away with a Smoothing Iron


General Info

Year: 1984
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G&M Brand International Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat 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 Cornet/Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Gordon Jacob, like many of his British contemporaries, drew freely on the English folk-song tradition.

This Fantasia is one of three written shortly before he died – the other two being Sweet Nightingale and Blow the Man Down.

With its clear melodic lines and characteristic scoring in families of instruments, the Fantasia once again demonstrates Jacob's mastery of the Concert Band.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Florida: IV
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: V
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Minnesota: IV
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 165. Print.
  • Jacob, G. (1984). Fantasia on an English Folk Song : (Dashing Away with a Smoothing Iron) [score]. R. Smith & Co. Watford, Herts, Eng.
  • Perusal score