|Difficulty||Grade 7 UK|
|Format||Score + Parts|
An English Hoe-Down? Well why not! Ideal for end of concert encore, with room for a few ?English? 'Yeeeehiiiii`s'. Written for larger ensemble than normally recognized, using 3 solo Bb clarinets in addition to tutti clarinets 1, 2 and 3, requiring two each of alto and bass clarinets.
"Very enjoyable to play, and much appreciated by audience".
Hugh Craig - Director of Music, Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra, December, 2002
Anthony Wakefield was born in Lancashire when Lancashire was really Lancashire. Taking up the clarinet and piano, his studies took him to gain performing and teaching diplomas (clarinet) at the Royal College of Music and the London College of Music.
Further studies followed in composition and orchestration with Gordon Reynolds of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court; and Leon Young of Tonbridge Parish Church and London`s Tin Pan Alley!
His compositions have brought him awards in 1996 and 1997 from the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain.
He composed the title music for "The Battle for the Falklands" video, produced in 1982 by Granada/ITN.
As an arranger/orchestrator, his work has taken him into the recording studio and concert hall with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Concert and Radio Orchestras. He is also in demand as an arranger and composer for the brass band world, his works having been recorded by the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, the Carols of which are a favourite during the Christmas Season. Williams Fairey and the BTM Band, S. Wales having also committed to CD his original Compositions.
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