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Edward German
THREE DANCES from HENRY VIII for orchestra
Goodmusic Concert Classics GMCL202

Catalogue Number: GMCL202

Difficulty level: D What's this?

ISMN: 9790222296381

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Orchestration: 2 Flutes (2nd db.piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in A and/or Bb, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion (3 players: Tambourine, Triangle, Cymbals, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

In 1892, Edward German composed music for a production of Henry Irving's version of Henry VIII at the Lyceum Theatre, London, where he incorporated elements of traditional old English dance. Within a year, sheet music of the dance numbers from the play's score had sold 30,000 copies. This is a concert suite of three of the dances that provide a delightful picture of "Merrie England" (which German later went on to compose in 1902!). They are Morris Dance; Shepherds’ Dance; Torch Dance

A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.
Duration 8 minutes

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