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Program Notes

New England Suite

Elliot Del Borgo, composer

Del Borgo based New England Suite on three New England folk songs associated with the sea. The first section of the suite, based on the song Ship A-Sailing, is in a bright con brio tempo. The middle section is a beautiful setting of the folk song Polly Van. The suite closes with a rollicking setting of A Roving. This powerful suite for band displays the symphonic possibilities of each of these folk melodies. The feeling and grandeur of the sea permeate the work.

—published score


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