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Three Dances from Henry VIII

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Product ID: GM1 CL202
By Edward German

Publisher:
Goodmusic
Arranger:
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,
Series:
Goodmusic Concert Classics
Genre:
Classical
Line Up:
Symphony Orchestra
Duration:
8:00
Level: 3

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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).


Songlist (3)

  1. Morris Dance
  2. Shepherds Dance
  3. Torch Dance

Instrumentation

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)
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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Three Dances from Henry VIII
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Composer
Edward German

Sir Edward German was an English musician and composer of Welsh descent, best remembered for his extensive output of incidental music for the stage and as a successor to Arthur Sullivan in the field of English comic opera. Some of his light operas, especially Merrie England, are still performed. As a youth, German played the violin and led the town orchestra of Whitchurch, Shropshire. He also began to compose music. While performing and teaching violin at the Royal Academy of Music, German began to build a career as a composer in the mid-1880s, writing serious music as well as light opera. In 1888, he became music director of Globe Theatre in London. He provided popular incidental music for many productions at the Globe and other London theatres, including Richard III (1889), Henry VIII (1892) and Nell Gwynn (1900). He also wrote symphonies, orchestral suites, symphonic poems and other works.[1] He also wrote a considerable body of songs,[2] piano music, and symphonic suites and other concert music, of which his Welsh Rhapsody (1904) is perhaps best known. German was engaged to finish The Emerald Isle after the death of Arthur Sullivan in 1900, the success of which led to more comic operas, including Merrie England (1902) and Tom Jones (1907). He also wrote the Just So Song Book in 1903 to Rudyard Kipling's texts and continued to write orchestral music. German wrote little new music of his own after 1912, but he continued to conduct until 1928, the year in which he was knighted.
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