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Shepherd's Hey
  • Shepherd's Hey

    SKU: BBBQ880606

    Shepherd’s Hey is based on a traditional English Morris dance – a dance of pastoral origins with prominent hand clapping. Like many of Grainger's settings of English folk dances, this one is usually considered light-hearted and joyful, but Grainger stated that he felt pent-up energy or even anger during the composition process. Perhaps these feelings compelled him to mark in the original score that "This setting is not suitable to dance Morris Dance to."

    • Composer

      Percy Grainger

    • Arranger

      Michael Allen

    • Duration

      2' 30"

    • Instrumentation

      211.01 Brass Quintet

      2 Trumpets in B flat, Horn, Trombone, Tuba

    • Difficulty

      Grade 4 - college / university ensemble

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