Gibbons: Drop, drop, slow tears: An instrumental prelude (for fl, ob, guitar, keyboard)

Composer
Orlando Gibbons
Year of composition
1600
Year of arrangement
2007
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet
Instrumental parts
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This prelude, or meditation, on Gibbons’s ’Drop, drop, slow tears’ is designed as an instrumental interlude for use at any appropriate point during a service. It is quiet and ruminative throughout, and well suited to one of the penitential seasons. Please feel free to change instrumentation, or to use it simply as a suggestion for further improvisation. Parts available free from me via e-mail.

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