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Blue Work

Three Tudor Dances

for small orchestra

Year:  1962   ·  Duration:  6m
Instrumentation:  2101; 0000; 2 perc.; strings

Year:  1962
Duration:  6m
Instrumentation  2101; 0000; 2 perc.; strings

Composer:   David Farquhar

Films, Audio & Samples

David Farquhar: Three Tudor...

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Sample Score

Sample: first two pages of each movement

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This short sequence of dances originally formed a little interlude in the middle of the second act of my opera, A Unicorn for Christmas. This act takes place in Tudor England, so the music has an appropriate period flavour, though with no pretensions to authenticity. The three dances play without breaks.

Contents note

Pavane, Passepied, Salterello

Performance history

21 Aug 1969: Performed by the NZBCSO, conductor David Farquhar