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Sydney Baynes
DESTINY WALTZ
Goodmusic Concert Pops Series GMCP018

Catalogue Number: GMCP018

Difficulty level: D What's this?

ISMN: 9790222284616

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Orchestration
2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Clarinets in A or Bb, Bassoon
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones
Timpani and Percussion (1 or 2 players: Timpani, Snare drum, Cymbals, Triangle, Bass Drum)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Sydney Baynes (1879 - 1938) was an English conductor, composer and leader of one of the United Kingdom's most popular radio bands. Born in Sudbury, Suffolk, he gained his first employment as an organist in London and was later the piano accompanist for singers such as Edward Lloyd and Ben Davies. Through this work he became a respected conductor for London theatres including the Adelphi and Drury Lane. He worked for the BBC for many years and formed and conducted his own orchestra between 1928 and 1938 which broadcast and recorded regularly. He died in March 1938 in Willesden, London.
His original compositions are largely in the light music genre. The Destiny Waltz is his most famous piece of work and was one of a series of generic waltzes based on one-word adverbs, such as "Ecstasy", "Loyalty", "Mystery", "Victory" and "Witchery". It was published in 1912 and sold over a million copies. It has remained a light music favourite with many people knowing the tune without necessarily knowing what it is called.
This newly published edition has been reconstructed from the original published parts; a number of errors have been corrected and inconsistencies resolved. Clarinet parts (originally only in A) have also been provided in Bb; the Horns were originally scored in D and are here transposed into F; the original Cornets in A are now Trumpets in Bb.

Duration 6½ minutes
A PACK comprises an A4 sized full score plus a complete set of parts including strings 4/4/3/4/2.

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