A Touch of the Union Jack
SMC S943CB/ HL 172743
In three movements: 1. Coronation March, 2. Kingsfold and 3. Variations on a “Green” Theme. “Coronation March” is in ABA form with just a tip of the hat to William Walton’s famous coronation marches written for British monarchs of the 20th century. “Kingsfold” is a lovely setting of the modal English traditional tune set to the text “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem,” featuring solos for flute and trumpet with chamber music textures. “Variations on a ‘Green’ Theme” begins with a jig in the percussion and reeds before slowly revealing the identity of the theme being varied - “Greensleeves.” A tour de force for advanced middle school bands or small high school bands.