English Dances, Set 1, Op. 27 - Concert Band

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English Dances, Op. 27

Set One

Arranged for Concert Band by Maurice Johnstone

Excerpts below are used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc., and are from "Teaching Music Through Performance In Band - Volume 5"

After being asked by Lengnick, Malcolm Arnold's publisher, to write a piece similar to Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, Arnold composed his first set of English Dances, Opus 27, for orchestra in 1950.  It was premiered on April 14, 1951, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Adrian Boult conducting.  Though Arnold utilized the style of English folk music, all material is original.  No folk songs are used.  Maurice Johnstone arranged the work for wind band.

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 1st and 2nd Flute, Eb Clarinet, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet, 1st and 2nd Oboe, 1st and 2nd Bassoon, 1st and 2nd Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bb Cornet, 1st and 2nd Bb Trumpet, 1-4 Eb Horn, 1-4 F Horn, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trombone, Baritone BC, Baritone TC, Tuba, String Bass, Percussion, Timpani.

Includes score and parts.

Publisher: Lengnick
Composer/Author: Arnold, Malcolm
Arranger/Editor: Johnstone, Maurice
Catalog Number: ALR1229