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Lucy Long

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Fred Godfrey (ed. Trevor Cramer)

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General Info

Year: 1850? / 2016
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Bassoon and Orchestra
Publisher: TrevCo
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00


Full Score
Solo Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

It was in the popular Lancashire seaside resort of Blackpool that Lucy Long received its first performance, written for and played by the orchestra’s seventeen-year-old bassoonist Philip Langdale. The work also featured in the very first London Promenade concert conducted by Henry J Wood at the Queen’s Hall on Saturday 10 August 1895, when the soloist was Edwin F James (for whom Elgar composed his Romance fifteen years later). Lucy Long went on to become a favourite at the Proms – by 1900 James had given another five performances in the series. Its popularity over the years led to several recordings, including those by Ernest Hinchcliff, Gilbert Vinter and Archie Camden.

- Program Note by Laurence Perkins

It is unclear whether Fred Godfrey's Lucy Long has any relationship to the American minstrel song, introduced about 1843, by the same name.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • McMurry University (Abilene, Tex.) Wind Ensemble (David Robinson, conductor; Janelle Ott, bassoon) – 7 November 2017

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