English Folk Song Suite No. 1
March: Seventeen Come Sunday
English Folk Song Suite is an original composition for military band, later arranged by Gordon Jacob for orchestra. Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of England’s greatest composers, worked with many famous musicians around the turn of the century – Parry, Stokowski, Bruck, Ravel and Holst – as he developed his talents. His composing skills developed slowly; it was not until he was 30 that the song “Linden Lea” became his first publication. In 1904 he sought out English folk songs and carols, fast becoming extinct, transcribing many of them himself. Many of his compositions, even his symphonies, contain references to folk melodies. Vaughan Williams was 41 when the war started, and enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and was commissioned in the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1917.
This performance by Trinity Concert Band was recorded at All Saints Church, Wokingham on 14th September 2014 as part of the Heritage Day Concert and edited by Tony, with cameramen Roger and David who also controlled the audio. Paul Speed was conducting the band.
All Saints Church, Wokingham used to film the Trinity Band Concert in September 2014 for Heritage Day
Memorial at All Saints Church, Wokingham The church was used to film the Trinity Band Concert in September 2014 for Heritage Day