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Horkstow Grange from A Lincolnshire Posy
   

Horkstow Grange from A Lincolnshire Posy

Grainger, Percy

Arr. Allen, Michael

$38.00


  • Ensemble: Brass Ensemble
  • Genre: Modern Classical
  • Grade: 4
  • Duration: 2.5 minutes
  • Catalog Number: BB-BE170102

A Lincolnshire Posy, considered Grainger's masterpiece, was composed for concert band in 1937. The work is composed of six movements, each adapted from folk songs that Grainger had collected on a 1905–1906 trip to Lincolnshire, England. Grainger maintained the personality and quirks of each singer he heard on his trip, creating a a musical portrait of the singer's personality and musical style.

Horkstow Grange (subtitled "A Miser and his Man - a Local Tragedy") is the second movement presents a slow, legato, repeating, re-harmonizing motif. Shifting mostly between 4/4 and 5/4 time. This is the most well-known movement of the piece, and is considered by many in the concert band world to be one of the best-written, best-orchestrated, and most beautiful pieces in the repertoire.

Instrumentation: 423.11 brass ensemble

  • Trumpet 1 in E♭
  • Trumpet 2 B♭
  • Cornet 3 in B♭ (off stage)
  • Flugelhorn
  • 2 Horns
  • 2 Trombones
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion - Field Drum, Sus. Cymbal

This arrangement is part of our Boulder Brass Signature Series.


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