Scarborough Fair for Brass quintet

Composer
trad.
Year of composition
2004
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Other
Instrumentation
Brass quintet

Just my luck, half term, a week away from the funny farm and what happens I get the 'flu! All those jobs I was going to do and places I was going - forget it. So it's a good opportunity to do the arrangement thats been in my head for the last few months. Scarbough Fair, can't say I'm too fond on the tune, but I've tried to do some thing different here from the normal sugar and spice arrangements. I know some people will say that I've put it in to high playing level, but some of the rhythms in this are not easy to play together properly. Let me know what you think - constructive reviews please. If you perform or record can you let me know.

P.S. This is in answer to the 'review' of C. Lohse posted below. This piece has been purchased by several quintets and recorded on 2 occasions. Yes there were difficulties with the rhythms, but nothing that could not be sorted by competant muscians and judicious counting! He says that the figure for the trombone at the beginning is impossible, he obviously knows nothing of trombone playing. He states that I have never played trombone, I was a professional trombonist for many years, and know that any good trombonist can read in any clef!

page one of Scarborough Fair for Brass quintetASALTTEXT

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Licensing for this music

This score was published on Score Exchange by Ian Cartwright. When you buy it, you are granted a license that includes the following:

Sharing the file you download
When you buy the score - make multiple copies
When you buy parts - make multiple copies

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.