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William Alwyn (1905-1985)
SUITE OF SCOTTISH DANCES for Orchestra
Concert Originals Series GMCO072

Catalogue Number: GMCO072

Difficulty level: D What's this?

Suite of Scottish Dances  Pack image
Orchestration
Flute, Oboe, 2 Clarinets in A and Bb, Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, Trumpet in C, Trombone, Percussion (Timpani, Tambourine, Side drum, Triangle, Bass drum)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)
The sources of the tunes from which these arrangements have been made are two old books of Scottish airs and dances, c.1790. To quote the title pages, these consisted of "Favourite new country dances as danced at the Assembly", and "Neil Gow's most fashionable dances as danced at Edinburgh in 1787 and 1788". There are 7 short dances in the suite - The Indian Queen; A Trip to Italy; Colonel Thornton's Strathspey; Reel - The Perthshire Hunt; Reel - Loch Earn; Carleton House; Miss Ann Carnegie's Hornpipe.
A recording of this suite played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland is available on Sanctuary Classics "British Light Music Discoveries", number CDWHL2113.
Duration: 7 minutes
A PACK comprises one full score, string parts 4/4/3/4/2 and any wind, brass and percussion parts.

This edition has been reproduced from the original score and parts published by Oxford University Press. Consequently, no Scorch score is available on this website for viewing and listening.

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