A Leadsman, a Lady and a Lord : for symphonic brass and percussion
by David Stanhope (1983)
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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.
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
- In the form/style of: English folk music
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1983: Performed by Adelaide Brass, in Adelaide Town Hall. Featuring David Measham.
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