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: A String Programme

Some years ago, Mr. W. W. Cobbett , the well-known patron of music, commissioned several British composers to write Suites suitable for performance by school and other amateur orchestras. The Gressenhall Suite is one result of this commission. It is so named because it contains a folk tune which its composer heard at Gressenhall, near Dereharr, in Norfolk.
There are four Movements: a Preamble, which leads to the treatment of the Gressenhall air, then a slow piece, and finally a Jig and Finale, in which another old tune, that of Ward the Pirate, is heard.


Unknown: Mr. W. W. Cobbett
Unknown: Gressenhall Suite




Songs By: Armstrong Gibbs
Songs By: Roy Henderson


Suite, 'Americana' Thurban
March, ' The Tiger's Tale ; Serenade, ' When Malindy Sings ' ; Sketch, ' The Water Melon Fete '

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