Rhapsody Upon Arran Boat Song - Traditional arr. James Webb

Duration: 2'30"
Ensemble: flute oboe violin trio
M708047902 Full score and parts £6.00
MP3 performance (Kate O'Boyle, Olivia Edwards, Catriona Renton)

This arrangement of a Scottish folksong was designed to be played by three 15-year old students for their GCSE Music ensemble performance. There is a scarcity of material available for flute, oboe and violin, and I was therefore forced to compose something which would showcase the talents of the individual performers whilst at the same time allowing them to develop skills of ensemble balance, tuning and co-ordination. It would be equally useful for any small group of students at A Level who are required to submit a group performance or as a practical example of a creative folk song arrangement.

I hope that the music evokes something of the waves, birdsong, scenery and changeable weather of the lovely isle of Arran.