Morning of February 21, 2017

This represents my first complete attempt at arranging and scoring. It’s also the first time I’ve used MuseScore.


Newcastle is an English folk song that I first heard on the album Within Sound by Shirley Collins. I’ve since heard a couple of other versions including one by The Broadside Band which Shirley herself recommended during an appearance on Radio 3’s Private Passions. Shirley’s sung version is slow and beautifully sung. The lyrics are tender. I find it very moving. The Broadside Band play it as it was originally – a dance tune. My arrangement began as a dance tune but ended up somewhere in between. A lilting, rolling moderately-paced thing. You can download it as a PDF by clicking here. Enjoy!