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Fantasy on English Folksongs

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Gene Milford

Gene Milford


General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Music, through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Fantasy on English Folkongs incorporates three melodies from Cecil Sharp's One Hundred English Folksongs (1916), all three collected in Somerset County. This is the same collection that Ralph Vaughan Williams used as a source for his English Folk Song Suite of 1924, although he did not set any of these tunes.

The first tune introduced, which is the core o the work, is the haunting sea ballad Farewell, Nancy. The Sign of the Bonny Blue, a jaunty country dance tune, follows, then a reprise of the opening melody which leads to Lady Maisry which, like the previous melodies, in in Aeolian mode.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JH/MS/ELEM BAND GROUP I
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • North Carolina: III
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • West Virginia: III


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Milford, G.; Sharp, C. (2005). Fantasy on English Folksongs [score]. Daehn Publications: New Glarus, Wisc.
  • Perusal score