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The Radio 4 UK Theme

Radio 4 UK Theme
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About This Work

This arrangement of National Airs from around the UK has been heard for many years at the start up of BBC Radio 4 first thing in the morning. It brings together traditional tunes from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland including Early One Morning, Rule Britannia, The Londonderry Air, Annie Laurie, What shall we do with the drunken sailor?, Greensleeves, Men of Harlech and Scotland the Brave.

This work, arranged by Geoff Kingston has never previously been published for sale. Early in 2006 the BBC announced that the theme would cease to be used from April 2006. This caused consternation amongst devotees of this early morning musical fantasy.

This revised arrangement, produced in 2013, makes the score more accessible to smaller bands whilst retaining all the richness and colours of the original setting.

ComposerFritz Spiegl & Manfred Arlan
ArrangerGeoff Kingston
CategoryMusical Fantasy
Duration5 mins
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 2.5 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationConductors Full Score
Flutes 1-2
Oboes 1-2
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bassoons 1-2
Horns 1-2
Bb Trumpets 1-2
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Side Drum
Cymbals / Bass Drum
Glockenspiel / Xylophone
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
16/10/2017 - Just right for Poynton RBL Concert Band - good finale piece for our typical audience! - Comment by Keith Hatton

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