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New English Folk Music for Orchestra Friday, October 21, 2011

Stanton's Sheet Music pores over all of the new publications each school year-looking for the best sounding, most educationally valid and highly programmable music-to find the best pieces to recommend to you!  Try one of these selections from the vast wealth of English folk music:

GOING, GOING, GONE
Arr. Sandra Dackow
35909 Gr. 2 $40.00
Clever, brisk 19th century song ala Gilbert and Sullivan. Violas get a low F#! Teaching Elements: short bow strokes, lifts • key change (G to C) • 16th note passages

MOCK MORRIS
Percy Grainger/David Giardiniere
35903 Gr. 3 $45.00
Grainger's “merry and bright” English dance with spritely rhythmic patterns. TEACH: Grainger's quirky instructions • staccato bowing • dance rhythms

A MAID IN BEDLAM
Arr. Shirl J. Atwell
SO298C Gr. 3 $48.00
Poignant song of a woman commited to an asylum to keep her from her love. TEACH: balancing melody and accomp • key of D minor • reinforce shifting

For more recommendations from Stanton's, contact Dan in Orchestra!

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