Irish Tune from County Derry (flex)

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Jair Klarfeld)


General Info

Year: 1918 / 2014 / 2020
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: BandT Publications, through Print Music Source
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $37.50   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part A

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part B

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F
  • Violin

Part C

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part D

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Contra-alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part E

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Contra-alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Cello

Part F

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone



Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry has stood the test of time for a number of reasons: colorful sonorities, straightforward accessibility, and a memorable climax. It is also a versatile piece, playable by both younger band and mature players, symphonic bands and wind ensembles.

- Program Note from Great Music for Wind Band


Irish Tune from County Derry (published 1918) is based on earlier settings that date back as early as October 1902 with an essentially identical setting of this melody for wordless mixed chorus. Later versions for solo piano (1911) and string orchestra with two optional horns (1912) followed. The wind band setting is cataloged as British Folk Music Setting Nr. 20, and like all his settings of British folk music is “lovingly dedicated to the memory of Edvard Grieg.” The composer’s brief program note states, “This tune was collected by Miss J. Ross, of New Town, Limavady, Co Derry, Ireland and published in The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland, Dublin, 1855.”

- Program Note by R. Mark Rogers


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