English Folk Song Suite for Brass Ensemble MOVEMENT 3
English Folk Song Suite Ralph Vaughan Williams Arranged by Jari Villanueva
Full Score 3 Bb Trumpets 2 Horns in F 2 Trombones Bass Trombone Euphonium Tuba Percussion 1 Percussion 2
Score and parts downloaded upon payment (Movement 3 only)
English Folk Song Suite is one of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams' most famous works. It was first published for military band as Folk Song Suite and its premiere was given at Kneller Hall on 4 July 1923, conducted by Lt Hector Adkins. The piece was then arranged for full orchestra in 1924 by Vaughan Williams' student Gordon Jacob and published as English Folk Song Suite. The piece was later arranged for British-style brass band in 1956 by Frank Wright and published as English Folk Songs Suite.
The suite consists of three movements: March, Intermezzo and another March. The first march is called Seventeen Come Sunday, the Intermezzo is subtitled My Bonny Boy and the final movement is based on four Folk Songs from Somerset.
This arrangement for brass ensemble is based on the original work for military band.