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Greensleeves Fantasia arranged by Anne McGinty for Flute ChoirScored for Piccolo, 4 C Flutes, Alto Flutes, with an optional Bass Flute partIncludes score and partsGreensleeves Fantasia is based on two medieval songs dating from circa 1575: "The Ballad of Lafy Greensleeves" and "Lovely Joan." A lyrical introduction sets the mood for this traditional setting of "Greensleeves." The melody is passed from part to part and sometimes shared in octaves, ending quietly with a delayed Picardy third. "Lovely Joan," in A Dorian, is first presented in the low octaves, accompanied by sixteenth notes in the upper flutes with piccolo ornamentation. The second setting of this short melody is in four-part contrapuntal chorale style, using only the four C flutes. The tune is then fragmented and fades into a running sixteenth note passage leading back to the original key of c minor. The second setting of Greensleeves contrasts thickly textured chromatic harmony with the traditional, and ends with a simple statement in octaves of the final phrase and the again delayed Picardy third.All parts may be doubled by any number of players to accommodate flute choirs of varying size; however, it is suggested that the piccolo part not be soubled because of intonation problems.