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Shepherd's Hey (arr Fisher)

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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Danielle Fisher)


General Info

Year: 1918 / 2017
Duration: c. 1:45
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Danielle Fisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $35.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
C Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

B-flat Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

E-flat Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

F Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

Low Bass Clef Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

C Bass Clef Instruments

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Part 4

Timpani
Percussion

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Shepherd's Hey was scored for wind band in 1918. The word 'Hey' denotes a particular figure in Morris Dancing. Morris Dances are still danced by teams of "Morris Men" decked out with bells and quaint ornaments to the music of the fiddle or 'the pipe and tabor' (a sort of drum and fife) in several agricultural districts in England. The ‘hey’ involves the interweaving of generally two lines of dancers, which may be symbolized by Grainger's use of two parallel lines of music at the opening of the composition, rather than a simple statement of a theme that then moves into variants.

- Program Note from Windband.org

Performance Notes

  • Instrumentation: Four parts in all transpositions + percussion (fully flexible-- assign parts as you see fit).
  • Great teaching piece to introduce grace notes.


Commercial Discography

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