Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol, The (arr Stotter)

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Stotter)

Subtitle: Original 1911 Version

General Info

Year: 1911 / 1916 / 2006
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Daehn Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $72.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Lovingly and reverently dedicated to the memory of Edvard Grieg.

- Program Note from score

While Percy Grainger was known for creating a variety of ensemble settings for many of his folk songs, he never scored this work for wind band. This arrangement emulates Grainger's style to bring this lush carol alive with musical passion. Rhythmic notation has been elongated to allow more flexibility in interpreting each musical phrase.

- Program Note from publisher

This tune was noted by Miss Lucy E. Brodwood at Lyne (Sussex) in 1880-1881 from the singing Christmas Mummers called Tipteers or Tipteerers. A mummer is one who goes merrymaking in disguise during festivals. They did this during their play St. George the Turk, and the Seven Champions of Christendom. At the suggestion of Richard Franko Goldman, conductor of the Goldman Band, Percy Grainger arranged the carol for band. After his death, Goldman completed the arrangement and scoring of the work.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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