Second Suite in F ((Grade 3 Edition)). Composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Robert Longfield. For Concert Band (Score & Parts). Boosey & Hawkes Concert Band. Grade 3.5. Boosey & Hawkes #M051661954. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019356).
Along with his First Suite in E-flat, Holst's Second Suite is among the most treasured landmark works for band. In this adaptation, Robert Longfield has adjusted the extreme ranges, used the instrumentation of the contemporary young concert band, and added liberal cues (particularly for oboe, bassoon, and horn). However, the integrity of the original (form, keys, harmony, etc.) is completely intact. An absolute must for young bands. (11:00) (Grade 3.5).