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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
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


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


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class AA


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  • North Dakota State University (Fargo) Wind Symphony (Warren D. Olfert, conductor) - 10 October 2021

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.