Rustic Dance

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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (arr. R Mark Rogers)

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Subtitle: A Movement from Youthful Suite

General Info

Year: 1899 / 1950 / 2010
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.50


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Program Notes

Grainger's Rustic Dance is the second movement of his Youthful Suite. The Rustic Dance and Eastern Intermezzo were composed and fully scored for a small orchestra in 1898/9, Grainger's seventeenth year. While these two movements were fully scored in 1899, the whole work was not put together as a complete suite in its present form until 1945.

Rustic Dance begins with a gentle pastoral theme as the title suggests and takes on a more energetic character with a lilting and occasionally syncopated 6/8 rhythm.

- Program Note by Thomas P. Lewis


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