Cross the Water
Tjeerd Barkmeijer
Product ID SON00000565
Composer Tjeerd Barkmeijer
Duration 05:00 min
Genre Classical, Folk, Spanish, Light classical
Instrumentation Fanfare band, Ensemble, Fanfare band flexible instrumentation
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Cross the Water

Cross the Water

SKU SON00000565
Composer Tjeerd Barkmeijer
Genre Classical
Light classical
Instrumentation Fanfare band
Fanfare band flexible instrumentation
Free description Flexible Fanfare ensemble (brass, saxophones and percussion)
Grade 4
Duration 05:00 min
Year 2020

Score + Parts

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€ 7,50

Program Notes

Flexible Fanfare ensemble (brass, saxophones and percussion)

A short composition, based on the medieval Galician folksong Pase el agoa. The lyrics of this song roughly translate as: "Come to me across the water, my lady Julietta. I will go into a garden, there to pluck thee three roses." The melody as well as several aspects of the lyrics are heard back in the music. Not just quite literal, like the babbling of water and a (rather dark) garden with beautiful roses, but more in the underlying emotions like longing and frustration. A short but surprisingly varied piece, with both medieval and modern elements and a festive and triumphant ending.

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