Two Grainger Melodies

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (trans. Joseph Kreines)

General Info

Year: 1912 / 1988
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


1. Early One Morning
2. Six Dukes Went A-Fishin'


Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (String Bass)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Trombones I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Here are two of Grainger’s most poetic and richly textured inspirations. The first, Early One Morning, begins with a rather somber setting in minor key, abruptly changing to the sunnier mood of the major, featuring several different solo voices. The second, Six Dukes Went A-Fishin’, is serene and gentle, making effective use of contrasting colors and textures.

-Program Note by Joe Kreines


State Ratings

  • Texas: II. (one mvt.)
  • Texas: III. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Concert Band (Bruce Moss, conductor) - 8 October 2021
  • University of Northern Colorado (Greeley) Symphonic Band (Wesley J. Broadnax, conductor) – 13 February 2020
  • State University of New York, Potsdam, Symphonic Band (Brian K. Doyle, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Symphonic Band (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 7 October 2019
  • Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.) Concert Band (Barry Kraus, conductor) – 28 November 2018
  • Northern Symphonic Winds (Potsdam, N.Y.) (Brian K. Doyle, conductor)– 2 February 2018
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 1 February 2018
  • Indiana State University Wind Symphony (Nikk Pilato, conductor) - 16 February 2017
  • Grand View University Wind Ensemble; Des Moines, IA (Mark Doerffel, conductor) - 28 February 2015
  • Indiana University Symphonic Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) - 10 February 2015
  • Harrison High School (Kennesaw, Ga.) Wind Ensemble (Scott A. Weiss, conductor) – 21 December 2007 (2007 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Grainger, P.; Kreines, J. (1988). Two Grainger Melodies [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 395-401.