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A Leadsman, a Lady and a Lord : for symphonic brass and percussion

by David Stanhope (1983)

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Performance by Sydney Brass from the CD Sydney Brass plays Stanhope.

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Work Overview

These three British folksong settings are dedicated to the memory of Percy Grainger and follow his approach of passacaglia or variation when treating folksongs. The titles are 1. The Jolly Sailor, a boisterous portrait of the subject; 2. Lovely Joan, a slow romantic setting; 3. Lord Bateman, a virtuosic setting in multi-metrical form.

Work Details

Year: 1983

Instrumentation: 4 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, timpani, percussion (3 players).

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — virtuosic with wide ranges

Contents note: 1. The Jolly Sailor -- 2. Lovely Joan -- 3. Lord Bateman.

First performance: by David Measham — 1983. Performed by Adelaide Brass, in Adelaide Town Hall


Performances of this work

1983: Performed by Adelaide Brass, in Adelaide Town Hall. Featuring David Measham.

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