The Lark in the Clear Air - Arr. Stephen Roberts - for Euphonium/Baritone or Horn in F and Piano

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Stephen Roberts has penned this most attractive setting of this much-loved melody.

Altgough the melodic line is clearly central, there are some lovely extended florid passagesWhich gives the setting a really nice original and fresh touch. A good soloist will really make this sound beautiful and free.

I'm sure this is set to be a very popular work. It was first written in 1999. 

Here is the youtube video where this is performed beautifully by Katrina Marzella and the Black Dyke Band.

The first use of this tune seems to have been as an eighteenth-century rebel song. A hundred years later, Belfast writer Samuel Ferguson wrote these words, that were to make it one of the most famous romantic songs in the tradition.

Here are the lyrics of this popular song:

Dear thoughts are in my mind and my soul it soars enchanted
As I hear the sweet lark sing in the clear air of the day
For a tender beaming smile to my hope has been granted
And tomorrow he shall hear all my fond heart longs to say I will tell him all my love, all my soul's pure adoration
And I know he will hear my voice and he will not answer me nay
It is this that gives my soul all it's joyous elation
As I hear the sweet lark sing in the clear air of the day

Published by Tanglewind Music


Duration 5 minutes

Difficulty level 4/6

Supplied with solo part in TC, BC and for Horn in F, and piano part

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