What Child is This? for Saxophone Trio
by Traditional
Woodwind Trio - Digital Sheet Music

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Saxophone Trio,Woodwind Ensemble Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone - Level 3 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1342330

Composed by Traditional. Arranged by James M. Guthrie. Chamber,Christian,Christmas,Holiday,Traditional. 3 pages. Jmsgu3 #927846. Published by jmsgu3 (A0.1342330).

"Greensleeves" is a traditional English folk song that has several interesting facts associated with it:

Origin: The song's origin is uncertain, and there is no consensus on who composed it. It has been attributed to Henry VIII, the King of England, but this association is considered erroneous, and the song is more likely to be Elizabethan in origin.
Christmas Carol: The tune of "Greensleeves" is used for the classic Christmas carol "What Child Is This?"

Lyrics: The song's lyrics are about a painful romantic problem and include what some historians view as subtly salacious content. The lyrics deal with a spurned lover accusing Lady Greensleeves of casting him off "discourteously" despite his love for her. The song's scandalous twist is hidden in its title, and its exact meaning has been debated for centuries.

Cultural References: The tune was used as the slow march of the London Trained Bands in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was adopted as the quick march of the 7th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment during World War I. Additionally, the tune has been referenced in literature, such as in Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor."

Popularity: In some parts of the world, the "Greensleeves" tune is famous as a standard chime for ice cream vans.
These facts make "Greensleeves" a fascinating and culturally significant piece of music with a rich history and diverse interpretations.

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