Tribute to Grainger, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Chalon Ragsdale)

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $99.95   |   Score Only (print) - $17.95


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This setting of Grainger's music came about to fill a need for more of the composer's music to be set at a level appropriate to the average high school band. It is hoped that these three pieces will serve well as an introduction to Grainger's music, and that their appearance here is consistent with his desire to make his music available to all musicians, not just the more accomplished. I. Country Gardens (English Morris Dance), II. Mo Nighean Dubh (My Dark-haired Maid), III. The Gypsy's Wedding Day.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Georgia: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oregon: V-A
  • Texas: III. (At least mvt 2 or 3)
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association King Honor Band (Kevin Kessler, conductor) - 7 December 2019
  • Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) Concert Band (Steven Riley, conductor) - 28 February 2019
  • Texas Woman’s University (Denton) Pioneer White Honor Band (Carter Biggers, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • Redmond (Oregon) High Wind Ensemble (Ben Lawson, conductor) – 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Grainger, P.; Ragsdale, C. (1999). A tribute to Grainger [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tx.