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She Moved Through the Fair

Wind Band

Arrangement

Grade

3

Duration

3.47

Keywords

Instrumental Solo

Programme Item

This haunting melody tells the sad story of two Irish lovers. The boy fell in love when he saw her as she 'moved through the fair'. Despite their differing social standing they received parental permission to marry but the girl did not return. In the closing verse of the song he dreams of her moving through the fair but realises that she has in fact died.

In making this arrangement I chose to use the plaintive tone of the soprano saxophone as the expressive vehicle for the melody.

Published by Studio Music Company

Festival of Music 2000

Recorded on Festival of Music 2000, Polyphonic QPRM 136D

£36.95

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