Shepherd's Hey

Percy Aldridge Grainger
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SMC S667CS/ HL 3777996

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Concert Band
"In agricultural districts in various parts of England, teams of 'Morris Men,' decked out with jingling bells and other finery, can still be seen dancing to 'Sheperd's Hey' and other traditional dance tunes played on the fiddle or on the 'pipe and tabor' (a sort of drum and fife).- Percy Aldridge Grainger, 1918.                                                                                                              Part of the composer's British Folk-Music Settings, Grainger arranged the tune "Shepherd's Hey" for a variety of settings.  The wind band version is considered to be largely derived with from his orchestra setting.