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Two Grainger Melodies

From Wind Repertory Project
Percy Aldridge Grainger

Percy Aldridge Grainger (trans. Joseph Kreines)


General Info

Year: 1912 / 1988
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: Grade IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $6.00


Movements

1. Early One Morning
2. Six Dukes Went A-Fishin'


Instrumentation

Flutes
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet (String Bass)
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombones I-II-III
Euphonium
Basses
Percussion, including:

  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Here are two of Grainger’s most poetic and richly textured inspirations. The first, Early One Morning, begins with a rather somber setting in minor key, abruptly changing to the sunnier mood of the major, featuring several different solo voices. The second, Six Dukes Went A-Fishin’, is serene and gentle, making effective use of contrasting colors and textures.

-Program note by Joe Kreines


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.) Concert Band (Barry Kraus, conductor) – 28 November 2018
  • Northern Symphonic Winds (Potsdam, N.Y.) (Brian K. Doyle, conductor)– 2 February 2018
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Concert Band (David Thornton, conductor) – 1 February 2018
  • Indiana State University Wind Symphony (Nikk Pilato, conductor) - 16 February 2017
  • Grand View University Wind Ensemble; Des Moines, IA (Mark Doerffel, conductor) - 28 February 2015
  • Indiana University Symphonic Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) - 10 February 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Grainger, P.; Kreines, J. (1988). Two Grainger Melodies [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 395-401.