The Shores of Botany Bay

The Shores of Botany Bay is a traditional Irish folk song about an Irish labourer who emigrates to Australia during the Gold Rush.

$45.00

Description

In this spirited arrangement, the captivating melody appears in Part A for upper strings and/or woodwinds, while Parts B, C, D & E for strings, woodwinds and/or keyboard provide an animated accompaniment for mixed ability players. The optional percussion part, suitable for a junior player, will help to elevate your performance of this work. The Shores of Botany Bay is sure to provide scores of enjoyment for your junior players!
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Number of Pages: 23

Number of Parts: 5 (minimum) with optional percussion for 1 player

Instrumentation: (your choice of instrument/s per part)

Part A – Violin, Viola, Flute, Clarinet in B♭

Part B – Violin, Viola, Flute, Clarinet in B♭

Part C – Violin, Viola, Clarinet in B♭

Part D – Violin, Viola, Clarinet in B♭, Cello

Part E – Cello, Keyboard, Bass Clarinet in B♭

Percussion (optional) – Triangle

How to use: This arrangement for mixed ability players is suitable for a quintet, chamber group or small orchestra using any combination of any number of the instruments listed above. The Shores of Botany Bay is in five parts with an optional part for percussion; there are in general at least two different ability level options for each possible instrument. All you need to do is assign parts to the players in your ensemble while ensuring you have a satisfactory balance and blend of instruments. Some examples of instrument combinations include:
  • Part A Violin(s), Viola(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part B Violin(s) and Flutes; Part C Violin(s); Part D Viola(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part E Cello(s) Percussion.
  • Part A Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part B Flute(s) and Clarinet(s) in B♭; Part C Violin(s); Part D Clarinet(s) in B♭ and Cello(s); Part E Bass Clarinet(s) in B♭ and/or Keyboard.
  • Part A Violin; Part B Clarinet in B♭; Part C Violin; Part D Violin; Part E Cello; Percussion.
But these are only some of the many options! The Flexible Ensemble Series gives you the opportunity to mix and match parts to suit the young musicians in your ensemble.

 

Additional information

Base Instrumentation

Can be played by strings only, Can be played by strings plus other instruments, Can be played by winds only, Can be played by winds plus other instruments, Can be played by winds, strings, and percussion

Number of Parts

5 part, 6+ part

Duration

2-5 Minutes

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