Folksongs from the Eastern Counties
By Ralph Vaughan Williams / arr. Douglas E. Wagner
Belwin Concert Band
3 (Medium Easy)
Vaughan Williams traveled during 1903 to 1906, collecting folk songs first-hand from residents. Four of the fifteen titles he published for voice and piano in the original volume comprise Folk Songs from the Eastern Counties, including "The Lost Lady Found," "The Lark in the Morning," "Bushes and Briars," and "Ward, the Pirate." Scored for concert band exactly as they were first published, with much of the accompanying material also being drawn from RVW's harmonizations and stylistic interpretations. Experience these cherished authentic folk songs creatively complied for your concert band. (3:30) This title is available in SmartMusic.