is a famous and highly valued English folk song. It originated in the Renaissance and is one of the oldest songs that are widely known to most people in Europe. Already in the 1500s it appeared in a songbook. The tune has also been used with other lyrics like various Christmas carols. One allegation is that it is written by King Henry VIII, who were interested in music. This is probably not very likely, since it seems to have been written after his reign. However, it has been associated by many with him and his love for Anne Boleyn.
The Greensleeves theme also appear in an original work for concert band, more specifically in the 4th movement of the Suite no. 2 for Military Band by Gustav Holst. Another British composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams used the theme of his orchestral work "Fantasia on Greensleeves" composed in 1934.
ØYSTEIN SJØVAAG HEIMDAL (1972)
Oystein holds a Master of Arts from the University of Oslo, where he worked extensively on composing, and mainly arrangements of pop and rock music for concert bands. In addition to his writing, Oystein also practices music both as performing trumpeter, conductor and teacher. He has conducted young bands, concert bands and big bands, as well as writing music for these ensembles.
|Arranger||Heimdal, Øystein Sjøvaag|
|Theme/genre||International folk music, Classical music|
|Instrumentation||Brass band, Flexible instrumentation|
|Series||Noteservice Flex 7 Konsert|