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Australian Up-Country Tune

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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Glenn Bainum)

General Info

Year: 1930 / 1970
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: A capella voices
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Grainger’s Australian Up-Country Tune is based on the composer's Up-Country Song, written for unaccompanied and wordless voices. "In the tune," the composer wrote, " I had wished to voice an Australian up-country feeling as Stephen Foster had with American country-side feelings in his songs."

- Program Note by Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Arkansas: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Massachusetts: III
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • North Carolina: III
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


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  • University of Louisiana Monroe Wind Ensemble (Derle R. Long, conductor) - 4 May 2021
  • California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) Wind Ensemble (Christopher J. Woodruff, conductor) - 14 March 2021
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Brent Echols, conductor) - 4 March 2021
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) – 26 February 2020
  • Stetson University (Deland, Fla.) University Concert Band (Doug Phillips, conductor) – 25 February 2020
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 5 November 2019
  • Lamar University (Beaumont, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew McMahan, conductor) – 17 October 2019
  • Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Va.) Concert Band (Keith Taylor, conductor) - 25 April 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Gold Campus Band (Cory Near, conductor) – 7 March 2019
  • Colorado State University Symphonic Band (T. André Feagin, conductor) - 6 December 2018
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Concert Band (Sarah Wilson, conductor) – 2 May 2018
  • Kent State (Ohio) Communiversity Band (John Franklin, conductor) – 1 May 2018
  • Kent State (Ohio) Symphony Band (John Franklin, conductor) – 27 April 2018
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Concert Band (John Stanley Ross, conductor) – 25 April 2018
  • Berea (Ky.) College Wind Ensemble (James Dreiling, conductor) – 1 March 2018
  • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) Wind Ensemble (Thomas Bough, conductor) – 28 February 2018
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (Phillip A. Day, conductor) – 27 February 2018
  • Houston County High School (Warner Robins, Ga.) Symphonic Winds (Rebekah Daniel, conductor) - 12 December 2017
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Campus Band (Andrea Brown, conductor) – 5 November 2017

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