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Shepherd Fennel's Dance
composer
1911; inspired by Hardy's The Three Strangers

Recordings
'British Light Music Classics' (CDS44261/4)
British Light Music Classics
MP3 £20.00FLAC £20.00ALAC £20.00Buy by post £22.00 CDS44261/4  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'British Light Music Classics, Vol. 4' (CDA67400)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 4
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA67400  Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4  
Details
Track 14 on CDA67400 [5'31] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 14 on CDS44261/4 CD4 [5'31] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Shepherd Fennel's Dance
Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877–1950) was educated at Charterhouse and in Frankfurt, before going to New College, Oxford. He later taught for a time at Winchester College but, having private means, was able to devote himself to composition and to promoting works not only by himself but also by Bax, Holst, Grainger, Quilter and others. His most widely familiar composition, Shepherd Fennel’s Dance (1911), was inspired by Thomas Hardy’s short story The Three Strangers. Composed for large orchestra, it is dedicated to Henry J Wood. Gardiner’s great-nephew is the conductor John Eliot Gardiner.

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2002

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