Two Grainger Melodies composed by Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961). Arranged by Joseph Kreines. Concert band. Classics Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR332). Classical. Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Composed 1988. Duration 4 minutes, 48 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-2091-00).
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.
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Under the editorial supervision of Dr. Alfred Reed, these "classics" from master composers have been adapted and arranged for concert band. A perfect way to acquaint concert band performers and audiences with some of the greatest classical music of all time!