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Pastime with Good Company (arr Wiffin)

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King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII (arr. Rob Wiffin)


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General Info

Year: 15--? / 2007
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music Company

Cost: Score and Parts - £40.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The English king Henry VIII (1491-1547) is mainly remembered for disposing of his wives on a regular basis and breaking with the Catholic Church when the Pope Clement VII refused to grant him a divorce so he could marry Anne Boleyn. As a young man he was a gifted athlete, dancer and composer, writing many songs, poems and consort pieces (though not Greensleeves, as is often believed). Pastime with Good Company is undoubtedly the best-known of these, written in the first years of the 16th century while he was still a handsome prince, newly married to Catherine of Aragon and the envy of Europe. The lyrics tell of the joys of hunting, dancing and singing, and would have been sung as part of the court entertainment.

Rob Wiffin has taken this classic work and given it an exciting yet delicate percussion feel which make for a great opener -- or closer!

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (David Holsinger, conductor) – 19 November 2019
  • Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) Wind Ensemble (Christina Thompson, conductor) – 8 October 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


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