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Handel in the Strand

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Brion and 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


Instrumentation

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

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


Errata

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
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • 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


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • 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.