Tenor Sax, Tenor Sax & Piano - Early Intermediate
By Sting. Arranged by James M. Guthrie. Score, Set of Parts. 12 pages. Published by jmsgu3 (H0.305153-244535).
Item Number: H0.305153-244535
Duration: 3:27 Score: 7 pg. Solo part: 1 pg. Piano part: 4 pg.
Programming: Recital encore, church reception, nightclub performance, jazz combo performance (just add bass & drums)
Level: Early Intermediate.
Arranged by James M. Guthrie, ASCAP
For more information, feel free to contact me at jmsgu3 "at" gmail.com
"Fields of Gold" is a song written and recorded by Sting. It first appeared on his 1993 album Ten Summoner's Tales. The song was released as a single but only made it to number 16 on the UK Singles Chart and to number 23 in the United States Billboard Hot 100. But it became one of Sting's most famous songs, with many renowned artists covering the song.
"Fields of Gold" and all the other album tracks were recorded at Lake House, Wiltshire, mixed at The Townhouse Studio, London, England and mastered at Masterdisk, New York City. The harmonica solo is played by Brendan Power, and the Northumbrian smallpipes are played by Kathryn Tickell. The music video was directed by Kevin Godley. The cover of the album was photographed at Wardour Old Castle in Wiltshire, as was the cover for the album Ten Summoner's Tales.
In Lyrics By Sting, the singer described the view from his 16th-century Wiltshire manor house:
"In England, our house is surrounded by barley fields, and in the summer it's fascinating to watch the wind moving over the shimmering surface, like waves on an ocean of gold. There's something inherently sexy about the sight, something primal, as if the wind were making love to the barley. Lovers have made promises here, I'm sure, their bonds strengthened by the comforting cycle of the seasons."
"Fields of Gold" was the second single released from the album after "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You". The single reached No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. It was a hit in Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and many other countries.
The song was included in Sting's first compilations album issued by Sting under the title Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994 and released in 1994 and in a later compilation The Very Best of Sting & The Police in 1997. It was re-recorded by Sting in 2006 as a bonus track for his classical album Songs from the Labyrinth, in which the song was accompanied entirely by a lute." Wikipedia
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