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Folksongs for Band, Set 1

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David Stanhope

David Stanhope

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General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $12.50


1. Good Morning, Good Morning, My Pretty Little Miss
2. Lovely Joan
3. The Blacksmith
4. Irish Tune


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The wind band version of Set 1 was premiered by James Croft and the Florida State University Wind Orchestra in 1986. Like Grainger, Stanhope uses British folk songs for personal expression and canonic development. The movements are (1) Good Morning, Good Morning, My Pretty Little Miss, a fast-moving passacaglia; (2) Lovely Joan, also used by Vaughan Williams in Fantasia on Greensleeves and here used in multiple canons; (3) The Blacksmith, a vigorous portrait of the man at work; and (4) Irish Tune, depicting a nostalgic seascape changing into crashing waves.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 560.
  • Stanhope, D. [1988?] Folksongs for Band: Suite No. 1: Wind Band [score]. Action Music: Brookvale, N.S.W.