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Program Notes

Giles Farnby Suite


Giles Farnby, composer

Gordon Jacob, arranger

English arranger Gordon Jacob has taken keyboard pieces of Giles Farnby (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) and scored them for band. The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (ca. 1620) was a large compilation of keyboard pieces by many English composers. Numerous compositions by Giles Farnby (1560-1640) were included in this collection. The Concord Band has performed one of Farnby’s eleven Fantasias; the only descriptive character pieces, His Humour; and Farnby’s best known work, Tower Hill.



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