Morris Dance Tunes

From Wind Repertory Project
Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (arr. Douglas E Wagner)

General Info

Year: 1910 / 2010
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Morris dancing has been part of English culture and tradition for more than five centuries and still flourishes today in all parts of the UK. Holst's charismatic style is utilized in these four spirited dance tunes – Blue Eyed Stranger, Shepherd's Hey, Bluff King Hal, and Country Gardens -- each with an added brief introduction which also serves as an interlude for this through-played work. Charming as well as cross-cultural, the allure of these stylish dances is irresistible.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Florida: II
  • South Carolina: III


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  • Holst, G.; Wagner, D. (2010) Morris Dance Tunes [score]. Belwin Band: [s.l.].
  • Perusal score