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Endpiece : Folk-Elegy, symphonic wind band

by David Stanhope (1999, this version: 1991)

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Work Overview

Three folktunes are used, each treated canonically: Lovely Joan, Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol and Rufford Park Poachers. Dedicated to the memory of Percy Grainger. The introduction reflects Grainger's fondness for parallel fifths and the sound of the wind in telegraph wires.

Work Details

Year: 1999, this version: 1991

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 4 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais (or flugelhorn), 6 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, contrabass clarinet, 2 bassoons, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, 4 trumpets, 4 horns in F, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players). (Includes supplementary parts for: 4 horns in E flat, 2 trombones in B flat, bass trombone in B flat, tuba in E flat, tuba in B flat).

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Not virtuosic, but requiring a high standard of control and musicality

Dedication note: For James Croft and the Florida State University Wind Orchestra

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