English Folk Song
Scarborough Fair became world renowned when Simon & Garfunkel covered the tune. It came from a traditional English ballad of the 16th Century. Scarborough is a tourist town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire. This arrangement starts quietly with solo bass clarinet, elaborates with jazzy elements and then resolves again with the bass clarinet. The meter changes to 9/8 in the middle but the triple feel remains. The tempo is set at 160 to begin, but it would be interesting to accelerate different phrases for contrast.