Streets of Forbes

Price: 
$135.00

Streets of Forbes

Arranger/Composer: 
Item Code:
BMC042
Publisher: 
Brolga Music

This composition is based on the Australian folk song Streets of Forbes. Forbes is a country town in New South Whales situated around the Lachlan River and was home to the Bushranger Ben Hall. This piece features a vocal part (scored in the flute part).

Program Notes

This composition is based on the Australian folk song Streets of Forbes. Forbes is a country town in New South Whales situated around the Lachlan River and was home to the Bushranger Ben Hall. This piece features a vocal part (scored in the flute part). The vocalist may be male or female, or be a chorus of singers from the band. The tune should not be sung in an operatic style, but with folk inflections. In the event a vocalist pr choir is not available the melody has been scored into the flute and alto saxophone parts.On May 1865, at the age of 28, Ben Hall was shot dead by police. His body was then paraded through the streets of Forbes. This piece aims to capture the spirit of adventure and the tragedy associated with this story.

Grade Level: 3
Copyright: 2000

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Sample PDF

  • Streets of Forbes - Sample Score.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Flute/Piccolo
    Oboe
    Bassoon
    Bb Clarinet 1, 2, 3
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone 1, 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Bb Trumpet 1, 2, 3
    F Horn 1, 2, 3, 4
    Trombone 1, 2, 3
    Euphonium
    Tuba

    Percussion
    Glockenspiel
    Drums
    Timpani