Bassoon part from Victoriana - Sleighing on the Lake - Descriptive Canadian Sleigh Drive

John Pridham
8 minutes
Classical music

I found this gem of Victoriana amongst some old piano sheet music I collected. The original has no date, but I found out that John Pridham was a Devon schoolmaster writing his music around 1858. I was drawn by the cover illustration, then I thought it sounded so happy and typical of the period that I just had to orchestrate it. I have added a few counter melodies to spice it up. There are melodic parts for most instruments. The orchestration is suitable for a small orchestra of intermediate to advanced level, most parts should not intimidate a youth or amateur orchestral musician, but if there are too manic moments near the end (eg for trumpet or violin) they can be easily simplified. If you purchase feel free to copy individual parts for own use only. Amateurs are welcome to perform obviously if they purchase the score, but I would like a copy of any recording. Professionals please contact PRS for Music!


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