Scarborough Fair (arr. Moss)

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John Moss

Traditional English ballad arranged by John Moss


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General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Ballad
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Scarborough Fair (Child 2, Roud 12) is a traditional English ballad. The song, which is a variant of The Elfin Knight, lists a number of impossible tasks given to a former lover who lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The Scarborough Fair variant was most common in the North and Northeast of England, where it was sung to various melodies, with refrains resembling "parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme" and "Then she'll be a true love of mine."

The famous melody, which uses the Dorian mode (typical of the middle English period), was collected from Mark Anderson (1874–1953), a retired lead miner from Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, England, by Ewan MacColl in 1947. This version was recorded by a number of musicians in the 20th century, including the version by the 1960s folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, who learned it from Martin Carthy.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: I
  • Texas: I. Complete


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