GORDON JACOB
CD 'British and American Band Classics' containing William Byrd SuiteCD: English Folk SongsCD: Basic Band RepertoryCD: Salute From Great Britain

Suite for Military Band
William Byrd Suite for Symphonic Band

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DATE WRITTEN 1922
DEDICATED TO Sir Hugh Allen (orchestral version)
FIRST PERFORMANCE   29 May 1924, Wembley Stadium
Massed Bands

HEAR EXCERPTS
1. The Earle of Oxford's Marche
2. Pavana
3. John come kisse me now
4. The Mayden's Song
5. Wolsey's Wilde
6. The Bells

REVIEW
In no way can Jacob's scoring of these pieces be considered an arrangement [of Byrd's music]. Jacob's sensitivity to this has resulted in the realization that these pieces are admirably suited to an 'expressive medium' other than that for which there were originally intended.

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