August 17, 2010

In a similar vein to yesterday's post, today's blog post will focus on Gordon Jacob's Music for a Festival. You can find program notes and a recording below. The notes are from a review of the CD "A Festival of Music."

Gordon Jacob followed closely in the footsteps of Vaughan Williams and Holst in the early part of the twentieth century. Together they enriched the repertoire and raised...

August 16, 2010

Today's post will focus on another classic for large wind ensemble: Gordon Jacob's William Byrd Suite. Jacob wrote many pieces for band (which we will explore more of in the near future), but the William Byrd Suite is probably his most famous. Extensive program notes below are by Brian Doyle, as well as recordings.

William Byrd Suite

  I. The Earle of Oxford's Marche

  II. Pavana

  III. Jh...

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