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The Banks of Green Willow (orchestra)

George Butterworth
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Classical music

Butterworth enlisted in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry at the outbreak of the Great War, earning an MC in 1915 and being killed at Pozieres the following year. His output was consequently small. This piece, which incorporates several English folk tunes, remains a favourite. This edition was prepared for my own performances. I have for example, added some bowings and sorted out some of the triple and quadruple stops in the strings, so as to save rehearsal time. I have not changed any notes. I hope this edition is useful, and also provides a cheap way of obtaining the score and set of parts. To see my other scores available on this site, go to: https://www.scoreexchange.com/search?uid=736.

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