Folk Tune (Goossens)

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Eugene Goossens

Eugene Goossens (arr. Percy Aldridge Grainger)

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General Info

Year: 1923 / 1942
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Yale University School of Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The transcriptions entitled Chosen Gems for Winds included mostly works by older composers. However, the pianist, conductor and composer, Sir Eugene Goossens, (1893–1962), was a friend and contemporary of Grainger’s. The wind band version of Goossens’ piano piece was finished by Grainger on 31 August 1942. Goossens had published this folk tune as the first of Two Ballades, Op. 38. The folk tune is Rosebud in June, written down in the Journal of the Folk Song Society, collected from William King by Cecil Sharp in Somerset, 1904. This popular sheep-shearing song was also used at the beginning of Gustav Holst’s A Somerset Rhapsody .

- Program Note from Naxos


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