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Handel in the Strand

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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Keith Brion and Loras John Schissel)

Subtitle: Clog Dance

General Info

Year: 1912 / 2001
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet (4th Bb Clarinet)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Sax (1st Eb Alto Saxophone)
Eb Alto Saxophone (II)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Bb Flugelhorns (div.)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Snare Drum
  • Cymbal
  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba (opt.)
  • Xylophone
  • Glockenspiel


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

My title was originally Clog Dance, but my dear friend William Gair Rathbone (to whom the piece is dedicated) suggested the title Handel in the Strand, because the music seemed to reflect both Handel and the English musical comedy (the "Strand" - a street in London - is the home of London musical comedy) - as if jovial old Handel were careering down the Strand to the strains of modern English popular music.

- Program Note by composer

Adapted and arranged for modern bands in the "Sousa style" by Keith Brion & Loras Schissel.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Arkansas: V
  • California: VI Class AA
  • Florida: V
  • Iowa: IV
  • Louisiana: I
  • Maryland: V
  • Massachusetts: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • North Carolina: V
  • Ohio: OMEA High School Band C
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Grainger, P.; Sousa, J.; Brion, K.; Schissel, L. (2001). Handel in the Strand [score]. Willow Blossom Music: [s.l.]
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 487-497.