Fantasia on Greensleeves
ItoMusic / Brain
Premiered on 12 December 2017
Premiered on 12th December 2017, by Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Green-tie Wind Ensemble under the baton of Douglas Bostock.
Hardly any melody is so associated with England as "Greensleeves", a folk song about love, which has its origins in the late 16th Century. Interestingly, the tune was used as a slow march by British military bands in the 16th and 17th Centuries and as a quick march during World War I, reminding the soldiers of home. Yasuhide Ito has employed the melody as the basis for a new composition to complement this evening's special programme. (Douglas Bostock)