Instrumentation

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

Availability

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

Four Cornish Dances

Royal and Derngate (Northampton, United Kingdom)

The Rushden Town Band, Adele Hudson

Four Cornish Dances

Excerpts used in an amateur stage production

Minack Theatre (Porthcurno, Cornwall, United Kingdom)

St Pinnock Band

Four Cornish Dances

Excerpts used in an amateur stage production

Minack Theatre (Porthcurno, Cornwall, United Kingdom)

St Pinnock Band

Four Cornish Dances

Excerpts used in an amateur stage production

Minack Theatre (Porthcurno, Cornwall, United Kingdom)

St Pinnock Band

Four Cornish Dances

Excerpts used in an amateur stage production

Minack Theatre (Porthcurno, Cornwall, United Kingdom)

St Pinnock Band