Songs of the East Coast Fishermen
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Songs of the East Coast Fishermen

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Composed by Philip Sparke.

ANGLO MUSIC PRESS. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 3. 9x12 inches. Published by Anglo Music. (HL.44003197)

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100 years ago English composer Vaughan Williams visited Norfolk (an area on the east coast of England) to collect and notate folk songs from people of all trades and callings. Accompanied by a local clergyman, he visited The Tilden Smith, a pub that was a favorite haunt of the Northenders and local fishermen, and in less than a week the composer had notated 61 songs. Vaughan Williams incorporated the best of these songs into his own music, most notably in A Norfolk Rhapsody and the Sea Symphony. Philip Sparke has composed this new suite based on five of these folk songs together with King's Lynn, a folk song which Vaughan Williams adapted into a popular hymn tune. Why not bring a piece of traditional English heritage to any concert with this melodious, new work.

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