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Jig from 'St. Pauls Suite' (Holst)

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Genre: Band
# of Players: Standard
Level: 4 | Duration: 3:40
Publisher: G & M Brand | Copyright: 2007

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    The Jig from St. Paul's Suite is an exuberant dance originating from Scottish and Irish folk music in alternating duple and triple time (mostly 6/8 and 9/8), sometimes called Gigue. Geoffrey Brand adapted the original orchestra version for wind band quite beautifully. The clear counterpoint with clever changes of meter and rhythmical emphasis offers an intriguing insight into Holst's sound-world.

    Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 4 | Duration: 3:40

    Instrumentation
    1st Flute
    2nd Flute
    1st Oboe
    2nd Oboe*
    1st Bb Clarinet
    2nd Bb Clarinet
    3rd Bb Clarinet
    Eb Alto Clarinet*
    Bb Bass Clarinet*
    1st Bassoon
    2nd Bassoon*
    1st Eb Alto Saxophone
    2nd Eb Alto Saxophone*
    Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Eb Baritone Saxophone*

    1st Bb Cornet
    2nd Bb Cornet
    3rd Bb Cornet
    1st Bb Trumpet
    2nd Bb Trumpet
    1st F Horn
    2nd F Horn
    3rd F Horn
    4th F Horn*
    1st Trombone
    2nd Trombone*
    3rd Trombone
    Euphonium
    (TC Baritone)
    Tuba

    String Bass*

    Parts marked with an asterisk (*) are NOT ESSENTIAL, although their presence will obviously enable a fuller realization of the composer's intention to be had.

    Program Notes
    In 1911 Gustav Holst took over responsibility for the St. Paul's Girls' School Orchestra in London, which, according to his biographer Michael Short at that time consisted of a few violins, viola, cello and double-bass "to which a tambourine, two toy drums and some tin whistles were sometimes added."

    In the same tradition as Purcell and Haydn, Holst decided to write for this school orchestra and he began the four-movement St. Paul's Suite for Strings in 1912, the Finale of which is a transcription of the fourth movement of the Suite No. 2 for Military Band. Geoffrey Brand conceived the idea of arranging this Jig - the first movement of St. Paul's Suite - for concert band.

    It fits the medium beautifully. The clear counterpoint with clever changes of meter and rhythmical emphasis offers an intriguing insight into Holst's sound-world.

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