Title The Wild Colonial Boy
Standard Primary to Middle School
Grade Grade 2.5
Key D major
Duration 1:50

The Wild Colonial Boy


The story of Jack Doolan, an Irish-Australian bushranger captured and killed by troopers, engages the imagination of string students and audiences alike. The ballad of “The Wild Colonial Boy” was first published in 1881. Banjo Patterson later penned two additional verses.

This charming arrangement is set in the key of D major. Styled after the old time Waltz, it features interesting lines for all players. The song’s nostalgic character is portrayed through lyrical part-writing. Pizzicato and tremolo effects add variety to the texture.

Add an Australian classic to your next concert line-up with The Wild Colonial Boy!

The folio contains:
Parts for String Orchestra (8-8-4-4-6-2)
Conductor's score
Piano accompaniment (Optional)

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