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Printed Edition
Composer:Anonymous, or King Henry VIII
Instrumentation:4tpt. hn. 4tbn. tba. perc.
Publisher Ref:SB75
Percussion section requires: Tenor Drum. Alternative transposed parts for Eb Soprano Cornet, Eb Tenor Horn, Bb Trombone, Euphonium or Baritone in Treble Clef and Eb & Bb Bass in Treble Clef are automatically included.

Price: £22.00
Arranger:Shepherd, Ian
Editor:Argente, Roger
Skill Level:C/D
Publisher:Superbrass Music
Year of Issue:2015
ISMN:none specified
ISBN:none specified
Pastime with Good Company'
Also known as 'The King's Ballad' is an English folk song reputably written by King Henry VIII in the 16th century. It became a popular song during the Renaissance. The reign of Henry VIII marked a distinctive character of extravagance at the English court, with royal banquets and feasts held on a continual basis, as were outdoor sports such as hunting, jousting and archery tournaments. The young King was a skilled sportsman who excelled in horse riding, archery, wrestling and real tennis. This song represents a general praise to all these entertainments and diversions. As with all men of noble birth, Henry VIII was expected to master many skills, such as fencing, hunting, dancing, writing poetry, singing, and playing and composing music and was educated accordingly. Henry was considered a talented composer and poet by his contemporaries and this work is thought to have been written for Catherine of Aragon. Although regularly performed at court, due to its

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