The Saucy Arethusa

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Traditional
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Tom Barton
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£ 11.00 

"The Saucy Arethusa" from “Fantasia on British Sea Songs” arranged by Henry Wood is a nautical song thought to have been first performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in 1796 as part of a comic opera called “The Lock and Key”.

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium
  • 1 Tuba
  • 2 Percussion
  • Percussion section requires: Timpani and Snare Drum

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The Saucy Arethusa" from “Fantasia on British Sea Songs” arranged by Henry Wood is a nautical song thought to have been first performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in 1796 as part of a comic opera called “The Lock and Key”. The Arethusa of the title is a frigate of the Royal Navy named HMSArethusa, which was captured from the French Navy in 1759. The song heraldsasuccessful engagement in 1778 in the English Channel between the “Arethusa”and a French frigate.

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