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Gustav Holst - Folksongs of Hampshire set for Flute Choir

By Traditional

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Flute, Woodwind Choir or Ensemble - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Gustav Holst, John Gibson. Folk, Celtic. Score, Set of Parts. 53 pages. Published by JB Linear (S0.434497).

Item Number: S0.434497

Gustav Holst - Folksongs of Hampshire England .   In the early 1900's there was great interest in collecting and preserving the folk songs of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Equipped with their newly invented recording devices, people such as Cecil Sharp, Charles Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Gustav Holst would travel into the country-side to record, or notate songs being sung. They would frequently use these songs in their own compositions. Holst's music in particular is filled with those songs and his two suites for band are especially valued by wind bands around the world. This group of four songs was arranged for voice and piano by Holst and set for flute choir by John Gibson. The songs are 1. Young Edwin in the Lowlands Low 2. Bedlam City 3. The Irish Girl 4. Young Reilly. The instrumentation is: Piccolo, Flute 1-3, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, and Contra Bass Flute.

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