Four Cornish Dances


brass band
Ray Farr (Arranger)
Brass Band
scrt.rcrt.2 solo crt.2 crt.flhn.solo hn.2 hn.2 trbn.btrbn.2 baritone.2 euph.2 Eb bass.2 Bb bass -perc(3/4): timp/t.bells/cyms/glsp/tam-t/vib/susp.cym/BD/tamb/TD/SD
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Arranged by Ray Farr
First Performance

Score 0-571-50852-9 and parts 0-571-50853-7 on sale

Programme Notes

Malcolm Arnold Four Cornish Dances The Cornish people have a highly developed sense of humour. Many are sea-faring folk, and it is a land of male voice choirs, brass bands, Methodism, May Days, and Moody and Sankey hymns. The Cornish, despite, or even because of, their great sense of independence have been ruthlessly exploited. The deserted engine houses of the tin and copper mines bear silent witness to this, and these ruins radiate a strange and sad beauty. I hope some of these things are present in this music, which is Cornish through the eyes of a “furrener”. Malcolm Arnold

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‘Four Cornish Dances’ at the BBC Proms

On 30 August, the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart performed Sir Malcolm Arnold’s classic 'Four Cornish Dances' at this year’s Proms in a programme listed as ‘English classics and US pizzazz’. Read more

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