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
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.