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Within the Castle Walls 

Brian Balmages
Grade 3

This four-movement suite is based on a collection of Welsh songs inspired by war and revolution. The first movement, , uses a folk song surrounded by original material, much in the style of Grainger. The second movement, , is lyrical and longing, reflecting a warrior who returns from battle. brings strong tones of pride and nationalism before the final movement, . Several high-pitched snare drums create the sound of a Welsh drum corps as the music brings the entire work to a dynamic close.

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: B1509 85.00
Score Only: B1509S 5.00