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Lost Lady Found

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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Michael Sweeney)


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Subtitle: From 'Lincolnshire Posy' and Dance Song


General Info

Year: 1937 / 2011
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Lincolnshire Posy is a piece by Percy Grainger for concert band composed in 1937 for the American Bandmasters Association. Considered Grainger's masterpiece, the 16-minute-long work is composed of six movements, each adapted from folk songs that Grainger had collected on a 1905–1906 trip to Lincolnshire, England.

Grainger wrote, "The last number of my set (The Lost Lady Found) is a real dance-song -- come down to us from the days when voices, rather than instruments, held village dancers together. Miss Lucy E. Broadwood, who collected the tune, writes of its origins as follows, in her English Traditional Songs and Carols (Boosey & Co.):"

Mrs. Hill, an old family nurse, and a native of Stamford (Lincolnshire), learned her delightful song when a child, from an old cook who danced as she sang it, beating time on the store kitchen-floor with her iron pattens. The cook was thus unconsciously carrying out the original intention of the 'ballad', which is the English equivalent of the Italian 'baletta' (from ballare, 'to dance'), signifying a song to dance-measure, accompanied by dancing.

Lost Lady Found is a quick, jumpy, straight 3/4 melody with usual accompaniment patterns. It is often conducted "in 1" rather than "in 3". This setting features a constantly repeating motif interrupted by one "bridge" section. Almost every section of the band is featured with the melody in this fast-paced finale.

- Program Note from Wikipedia and Thomas P. Lewis


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Maryland: II
  • Wisconsin: Event 3000 Concert Band Class C


Performances

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  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Mitchell Davis, conductor) – 22 April 2018
  • Smoky Hills (Salina, Ks.) Middle School Honor Band (Carl T. Rowles, conductor) - 12 October 2017
  • Meredith and Cowles 7th & 8th Grade Band (Des Moines, Iowa) – 16 May 2013
  • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (Jacksonville, Fla.) Wind Symphony (David Waybright, conductor, conductor) – 14 December 2011 (2011 Midwest Clinic)


Works for Winds by this Composer


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