British Waterside (arr. Wilson)

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (orch. Brian S. Wilson)

Subtitle: Or The Jolly Sailor

General Info

Year: 1920 / 1998
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voice and piano
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel (or Hand Bells)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone (or Chimes)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Concert bands everywhere will be thrilled to perform these new editions of Percy Grainger folk song settings, arranged for band by Brian S. Wilson. Originally published for voice and piano, both have been scored for band with the distinctive orchestration techniques that create the Grainger sound.

- Program Note from publisher

The first verse of this British folk song goes:

Down beyond the British waterside, as I walked along,
I overheard a fair maid, she was singing a song.
The song that she did sing, and the words replied she:

"Of all the lads in England is the sailor lad for me".

- Program Note from The LiederNet Archive


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State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete


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