Burnley Fair

Composer
Peter Young
Year of composition
1996
Publisher
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

"Burnley Fair" is a short orchestral overture, illustrating the exhuberance, bustle and atmosphere of an English local market day. It was originally composed for the Burnley Youth Orchestra (UK), but has recently been revised for performance by the North Shore Youth Orchestra in New Zealand. Technically it is aimed at players of Grades 5 - 7 (ABRSM) and has enjoyed many successful performances by several orchestras in the UK and abroad. The cheerful rapid music of the opening is followed by a broader melody: in the coda these two themes combine.

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