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Father and Daughter

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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (tr. Ragsdale)


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General Info

Year: 1912
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Aux Arcs Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


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Errata

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Program Notes

Father and Daughter is Nr. 1 of the Settings of Dance-Folksongs from the Faeroe Islands. “Composed in 1908-9, it is scored in the original for five solo voices, described as ‘narrators’ because they tell the tale, with a double mixed chorus actively representing the ‘tribe’, and with three orchestral groups of brass, strings, and mixed mandolins and guitars (as many as possible).” One of Percy’s most exciting pieces, John Bird tells us that, at the premiere performance of Father and Daughter at the Queen’s Hall in 1912, Grainger received twelve curtain-calls, and the piece had to be repeated twice!

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

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Performances

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  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Stephen W. Pratt, conductor) – 16 February 2016


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