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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.
Originally for brass band, this folksong suite is a spectacular showpiece for brass and percussion.

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, one fast multi-metre movement

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

All my folksong settings are dedicated to the memory of Percy Grainger, following that composer's use of harmonic development through variation and passacaglia-like forms.


Performances of this work

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

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