PXTR007 The Three Ravens - Traditional


This piece is a setting of two traditional songs, both of which tell the story of scavenger birds planning to feed on the body of a dead knight.  The first tune, The Three Ravens, was first printed in 1611 in a book compiled by Thomas Ravenscroft. The second tune, Twa Corbies, is an ancient Scottish ballad. The eerie opening features a Clarinet solo set against hanging chords, before the second tune appears as a refrain coloured by swooping phrases in the accompaniment. Plenty of atmosphere in this dark and mysterious piece. 

Grading: 6 to 9

Duration: 3'28

Composer: Traditional

Arranger: Orriss, M.

Instrumentation: Flute & Clarinet Choir: 3 Fls, 3 Bb Cls.

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