Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair (1907) is a set of variations for large orchestra based on the folksong ‘Unto Brigg Fair’. Delius heard the latter arranged for solo tenor and choir by his friend, the composer Percy Grainger, who himself had heard the song performed by Joseph Taylor in the town of Brigg, Lincolnshire, in 1906. The folksong melody is discernible here in the horn part.
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- Early pencil score of Frederick Delius’s orchestral work Brigg Fair
- Frederick Delius
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- MS Mus. 1745/2/13/5
- Article by:
- Daniel M. Grimley
- Creative process, Musical style, Music and modernism
Daniel M. Grimley examines Frederick Delius's compositional routine and looks at the processes involved in assembling a large-scale musical work