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The Hills of May

Hillls of May
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About This Work

The Hills of May’, composed and arranged by Philip Andrews was commissioned by Basingstoke Concert Band with the title being taken from a poem by Robert Graves, upon which the music is loosely based.

The work is a single movement symphonic work, during which various sections of the band are highlighted. It opens with a bright strident melody that recurs throughout the piece, until a calming flute solo introduces the main theme followed by a contemplative passage played by the low woodwind and brass section. After a short developmental section the piece gradually builds to a climax, where the flute solo is reintroduced as the ‘big tune’ is taken up by the main body of the band. This in turn leads to a rousing conclusion, with high trills on the woodwind and big sustained chords by the brass to bring the piece to an exciting finish.

This well-crafted work is ideal for all concert settings and will suite younger bands as well as those more accomplished.

ComposerPhilip Andrews
ArrangerPhilip Andrews
CategoryConcert Wind Band
DurationCirca 8 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.
Flutes 1-2
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3-4
Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bassoons 1-2
Horns in F 1-2
Horns in F 3-4
Bb Trumpets 1-2-3
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Snare Drum
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SM0261

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