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Ash Grove, The

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Traditional, arranged by Heskel Brisman

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General Info

Year: 1976
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser

Cost: Score and Parts - $40.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is an unusual and imaginative setting of a lovely British melody, in a rather contemporary vein. It begins with the tune in trumpets with interesting textural counter-material, followed by upper woodwinds. The trumpets again take the first phrase, clarinets and flutes the second, followed by unison flutes with the counter-melody in low woodwinds. The melody makes successive appearances in various voices with interesting rhythmic variation and fragmentary contrapuntal lines, with the final statement dissonant yet climactic.

-Program Note from Music for Concert Band

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Florida: III
  • Tennessee: II
  • Virginia: II


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Heskel Brisman." Accessed 26 January 2015.
  • Krienes, J.; Hansbrough, R. (2014). Music for Concert Band: A Selective Annotated Guide to Band Literature. Meredith Music Publications: Delray Beach, Fla.; pp. 8.
  • Brisman, H. (1976).The Ash Grove: Welsh [score]. Elkan-Vogel: Bryn Mawr.