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Ritchie, John

Turkey in the Straw

Turkey in the Straw

String Orchestra

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Based on one of America’s oldest square dances, Turkey in the Straw (1958) became a standard in the New Zealand repertoire and also further afield, having received over 800 performances. The work combines liveliness of character with deft craftsmanship – after a brief introduction with the turkey scratching in the straw, a set of free variants on the theme follows. A tail-end scrap of the melody becomes the basis of a fugue, which soon reactivates the variation mode leading to a brief finale.

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All of our published editions are approximately 9 x 12 (trimmed at 305 x 220 mmm) unless specified in the description above. The digital version has the same dimensions as our print version.

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