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Title A Shropshire Lad
Rhapsody for Orchestra
Composer Butterworth
Arranger McLain
Duration 10:30
Grade
CD -
Series Orchestral 
Instrumentation Symphonic Band 
Number BM795
Price set (score+parts) € 135,00 Add to cart 
Price score € 26,00 Add to cart 
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'A Shropshire Lad' is a collection of 63 poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman (1859 -1936). The poems tell of the transience of love and youth, and speak of duty to country, facing death before growing up, the cruelty of fate and death. Some of these poems were set as song cycles by the English composer George Butterworth. The piece effectively infuses the music with the rustic spirit and the bittersweet themes that the poems evoke. 
'A Shropshire Lad' is one of Butterworth's few remaining works because he destroyed most of his early work before leaving for battle.

 
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