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Morris Dance Tunes

From Wind Repertory Project
Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst (arr. Douglas E Wagner)


General Info

Year: 1910 / 2010
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Morris dancing has been part of English culture and tradition for more than five centuries and still flourishes today in all parts of the UK. Holst's charismatic style is utilized in these four spirited dance tunes – Blue Eyed Stranger, Shepherd's Hey, Bluff King Hal, and Country Gardens -- each with an added brief introduction which also serves as an interlude for this through-played work. Charming as well as cross-cultural, the allure of these stylish dances is irresistible.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Florida: II
  • South Carolina: III


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Holst, G.; Wagner, D. (2010) Morris Dance Tunes [score]. Belwin Band: [s.l.].
  • Perusal score