Little English Suite

From Wind Repertory Project
Clare Grundman

Clare Grundman

Subtitle: Four Old English Songs

General Info

Year: 1968
Duration: c. 7:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $11:95


1. The Leather Bottel - 1:10
2. Roving - 1:50
3. We Met - 1:40
4. The Vicar of Bray - 1:25


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A timeless and classic work by one of the great all-time band composers. Four traditional English folk songs are presented in an appealing and well designed setting, perfect for any ensemble. Included are the rollicking The Leather Bottel, followed by the lyric Roving and We Met and concluding with the grand and stately Vicar of Bray.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Arkansas: II
  • Florida: III
  • Iowa: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: III
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • South Carolina: III
  • Texas: I. (Play 2 contrasting mvts.)
  • Texas: II. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)

All Wind Works


  • Grundman, C. (1968). Little English Suite: Four Old English Songs [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: Oceanside, N.Y.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 332-340.