Mock Morris (arr Patterson)

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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (trans. Merlin Patterson)

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General Info

Year: 1910 /
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: String ensemble
Publisher: Merlin Patterson
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $175.00


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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

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State Ratings

  • Texas: IV. Complete


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