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Mock Morris (arr. Simpson)

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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (orch. Carl Simpson)

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General Info

Year: 1910 / 1993
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: String ensemble
Publisher: Masters Music, through Keiser Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $15.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.00; (digital) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (10 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

While many of Grainger’s works incorporate and feature collected folk songs, like his seminal composition Lincolnshire Posy, Mock Morris is an original work. Though the composition utilizes original thematic material, the listener might find it difficult to believe that it is indeed original. Grainger repeatedly asserted the originality of the piece to skeptical listeners, while admitting that one theme was “(unwittingly) cribbed from an early Magnificat of Cyril Scott."

Mock Morris is a buoyant, jaunty romp, inspired by the traditional English Morris folk dance. There have been several settings of the work, but the original was written for a small, six-piece string ensemble in 1910.

- Program Note from The Desert Winds concert program, 17 December 2016


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • South Carolina: V
  • Texas: IV. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Grainger, P.; Simpson, C. (1993). Mock Morris [score]. Masters Music Publications: Boca Raton, Calif.