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Four Norfolk Dances

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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

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General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $196.00   |   Score Only (print) - $34.00


1. Pullham Prelude
2. Diss Dance
3. Lopham Lament
4. Garboldisham Jig


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
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Norfolk is one of the most beautiful counties in England, famous for its charming villages and boundless broads, a popular centre for sailing holidays. It is also the home of one of the best known of all British composers, Sir Malcolm Arnold. The date of the premiere of this piece was to fall close to his 80th birthday, so Philip Sparke decided to write something of a birthday tribute. Some of Arnold’s best-loved orchestral works are his sets of dances: there are two sets of English Dances, Four Scottish Dances, Four Cornish Dances etc., most of which have been arranged for concert band at one time or another. Philip Sparke thought it would be appropriate for the concert band to have its own set of dances and wrote Four Norfolk Dances very much in the style of Arnold’s suites.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Tennessee: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Lansing (Mich.) Concert Band (Carolyn Sherrill, conductor) – 21 October 2018
  • University of California, Berkeley, Wind Ensemble (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 22 April 2018
  • West Virginia University Symphonic Band (Lindsey Williams, conductor) - 27 February 2018
  • University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) Wind Orchestra (Elizabeth B. Peterson, conductor) – 3 May 2016
  • Tau Wind Band (Tel Aviv, Israel) (Uri Reisner, conductor) – 5 February 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Perusal score
  • Sparke, P. (2001). For Norfolk Dances: For Concert Band [score]. Anglo Music: Wembley, England.