We're Bound For Botany Bay

Price: 
$125.00

We're Bound For Botany Bay

Arranger/Composer: 
Item Code:
BMC080
Publisher: 
Brolga Music

Commencing with an original theme based on the first five notes of the Australian folk song We're Bound for Botany Bay, this work attempts to portray the hustle and bustle of Australia's early settlement days.

Program Notes

Commencing with an original theme based on the first five notes of the Australian folk song We're Bound for Botany Bay, this work attempts to portray the hustle and bustle of Australia's early settlement days. A second them is introduce as the music develops, before a more pensive treatment of the title tune is heard. the last section combines fragments of the original melody and the folk song in a hemiola cross rhythm moving towards an exciting climax. This work was originally written from the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors' Associanation's Composition Contest in 1985.

Grade Level: 3.5
Copyright: 2011

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Sample PDF

  • We're Bound for Botany Bay - Sample Score.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Flute
    Oboe
    Bassoon
    Eb Clarinet
    Clarinet 1, 2, 3
    Alto Clarinet
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone 1, 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Bb Trumpet 1, 2, 3
    F Horn 1, 2, 3, 4
    Trombone 1, 2, 3
    Euphonium BC, TC
    Tuba
    String Bass

    Timpani
    Mallets
    Percussion 1, 2