The Five English Folk Songs were arranged in 2016 for the Inaugural Newcastle Music Festival, and premiered by the Christ Church Camerata with Newcastle Strings and the Festival Strings. The suite contains the following songs: Blow wind, Speed the Plough, Drunken Sailor, O Waly Waly and Sailor's Hornpipe.
The arrangements are designed for an intermediate level student orchestra, with parts for younger players (Violin 3, Viola 2, Cello 2).
The download (pdf) consists of:
Parts, organised as follows: Violins 1 and 2, Violin 3, Viola 1, Viola 2, Cellos, Double Bass
Five English Folk Songs, arranged for string orchestra by David Banney
The purchaser of this music is entitled to print the following copies:
1 copy of the full score
Violins 1 and 2: 16 copies
Violin 3: 8 copies
Viola 1: 8 copies
Viola 2: 8 copies
Cellos 10 copies
Basses: 6 copies
If more copies are required you must purchase further sets.
It is not legal to distribute the file electronically or to make
electronic copies for other people.
The music is suitable for an intermediate level string orchestra, with parts suitable for junior players to join in.
The following guide is based on Colourstrings Violin curriculum equivalents:
Violin 1: mid Book E
Violin 2: mid Book E
Violin 3/Viola 2 (the same part): Book A-B