Setting by Percy Grainger - English Morris Dance Tune.
The tune of 'Shepherd's Hey' (which is akin to the North England air 'Keel Row') is very widely heard throughout England. The word "Hey" denotes a particular figure in "Morris dancing". Morris Dances are danced by teams of 'Morris Men' decked out with bells and quaint ornaments to the music of the fiddle or 'the pipe and tabor' (a sort of drum and fife) in several agricultural districts in England.
Percy Aldridge Grainger
444.12 tmp + 2 perc - Piccolo Trumpet in B flat, 1 Trumpet in E flat (alternate C Part provided) 1 Trumpet in B flat (altyernate C Part provided), Flugelhorn, 4 Horns, 3 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium (bass and treble clef provided), 2 Tubas, Timpani, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Triangle
Grade 4 - college or university ensemble
Full score and parts in PDF available for download.