Percy Grainger Suite, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. Frank Erickson)

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Frank Erickson Publications through Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Country Gardens is typical of Grainger's humor and literary style, whereas the Irish Tune from County Derry Grainger expresses his grateful acknowledgment to Miss J. Ross who has made a large collection of the popular unpublished melodies of the Country of Londonderry, which she has very kindly placed at his disposal. Molly on the Shore was originally set for strings four-some or string band (summer 1907), also set for symphony orchestra, theater orchestra, violin and piano (early 1914).

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • Michigan: Junior High A
  • Michigan: Senior High D
  • Minnesota: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: IV
  • West Virginia: III


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) University Band (Gabrielle Halliday, conductor) - 17 November 2020
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Community Band/Wind Ensemble (Shaun Salem, conductor) – 18 November 2018
  • Gottschalk Music Center Concert Band (Modesto, Calif.) (Matthew Cover, conductor) – 8 June 2019 (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco)
  • Mercer Island (Wash.) High School Symphonic Band 9 December 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Grainger, P.; Erickson, F. (1996). A Percy Grainger Suite [score]. Frank Erickson Pub.: New York,
  • Perusal score