THE PREVAILING TREE
A Fantasmagoria on an English Folk Tune
A set of variations on a traditional folk song found in Cecil Sharp's collection, originally for the 25th anniversary of the founding of London's Centre for Young Musicians (CYM - 1995) and then expanded and rewritten for Berkshire Young Musicians (1996) and finally for the Centenary celebrations of St Paul's Girls' School for all of the choirs, orchestras and chamber groups there.
Prelude - Symphony Orchestra and choirs: Var. 1 - Symphony orchestra: Var. 2 - Junior band: Var. 3 - String quartet: Var. 4 - Horn ensemble: Var. 5 - Cello ensemble: Var. 6 - Percussion ensemble: Var. 7 - Flute choir: Var. 8 - Harp, guitar, violin, viola, saxophone: THEME - solo voices: Var. 9 - Junior choir, Baroque ensemble and harp: Var. 10 - Junior close harmony group: Var. 11 - Jazz ensemble: Var. 12 - Junior Madrigal group and strings: Var. 13 - Woodwind dectet: Var. 14 - Viola ensemble: Var. 15 - Recorder ensemble: Var. 16 - Senior close harmony group: Var. 17 - Percussion solo: Var. 18 - Clarinet choir: Var. 19 - Junior strings: Var. 20 - Violin ensemble: Var. 21 - Symphony orchestra: Var. 22 - Senior choir and Symphony orchestra: Var. 23 - Three bassoons: Var. 24 - String quartet II: Var. 25 - Saxophone ensemble: FINALE - tutti
First performance 7 July 2004, St Paul's Girls' School, Brook Green, London W6 by all the musicians of the school