We Have Fed Our Sea for a Thousand Years

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger

Subtitle: For Mixed Chorus, Brass and Strings

General Info

Year: 1904
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schott Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Rental


B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (III optional)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

Six-Part Mixed Chorus
Strings (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work is based on the Kipling poem "The Song of the Dead," subsidiary to the poem "A Song of the English" originally published in The Seven Seas in 1896.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Coastal Carolina University (Conway, S.C.) Symphonic Band (Richard L. Johnson, conductor) – 7 April 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Grainger, P.; Kipling, R. (1911). We Have Fed Our Sea for a Thousand Years : For Mixed Chorus, Brass and Strings [score]. Schott & Co.: London.
  • The Song of the Dead. Kipling Society. Accessed 4 April 2017