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Variations and Fugue on 'The Wee Cooper of Fife'for Wind Orchestra (Revised)

Thorpe Davie, Cedric

Cedric Thorpe Davie studied under Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gordon Jacob and later with Kodaly in Budapest. His compositional style is unequivocal in it's tonality, a style and craftsmanship he readily adapted to the film scores for Disney successes such as Rob Roy and Kidnapped. The setting of the traditional folk song the Wee Cooper O' Fife is of that genre and reflects the gentle charm, humour and down to earth character of this well loved Scottish composer. He treats us to an intricate but delicate masterpiece of scoring that depicts the values and tastes of a bygone era. The work was commissioned for the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland by the Scottish Amateur Music Association in 1979.

Grade AB 6-7 US 4

7 - 8 minutes


Set and Score

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Variations and Fugue on The Wee Cooper of Fife Thorpe Davie

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