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King's Feast, The

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Kenneth Singleton

Suite arranged by Kenneth Singleton


Subtitle: An Evening at the Court of Henry VIII."


General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 3:48
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: J.W. Pepper
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Movements

1. The King's Entrance - 1:05
2. The King's Supper - 1:09
3. The King's Entertainment - 1:34


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Sax
Bb Tenor Sax
Eb Baritone Sax
Bb Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef and Treble Clef)
Tuba
Bells
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Low Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

It's rare that younger bands get to perform an entire suite, and here's a chance to teach a little history at the same time. The three pieces that this suite is based on were written by or for Henry VIII to be performed in his court for feasts and celebrations in the early 16th century. This arrangement captures the mood and majesty of an evening in the King's court!

- Program Note by J.W. Pepper


Henry VIII did more than just revamp the English legal system and do away with many of this wives. He was also a great lover of music. This new suite for young band recreates an evening of music at Henry's court, including a piece by the king himself. Movements are The Kings's Entrance, The King's Supper, and "The King's Entertainment.

- Program Note by Grand Mesa Music


Subtitled “An Evening at the Court of Henry VIII,” The King’s Feast uses pieces written by or for King Henry VIII (1491-1547). All three pieces, Kyng Harry the Vilith Pavyn (first movement) — composer unknown, TrollyLolly (second movement) by William Cornysh (1465 - 1523), and Pastyme with Good Companye (third movement) — attributed to Henry VIII, are written in three parts. The arranger has presented each piece authentically, adding tempo markings, dynamics, articulation, and percussion parts representative of the practice at the time they were written.

-Program Note by McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band concert program, 18 December 2013


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Singleton, K.; Cornysh, W. (2003). The King's Feast: An Evening at the Court of Henry VIII [score]. Grand Mesa: Grand Junction, Colo.