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Grainger: "There was a pig went out to dig" ("Chrisimas Day in the Morning")( extended version) - wind dectet/bass

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By Percy Aldridge Grainger

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Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Woodwind Quintet, Horn in F, Double Bass, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, chamber winds, symphonic wind ensemble, dectet, decet, double wind quintet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961). Arranged by Ray Thompson. 20th Century, Christmas. Score, Set of Parts. 27 pages. Published by RayThompsonMusic (S0.849731).

Item Number: S0.849731

Extended version with 2 key changes

Grainger found this tune in Miss H H Mason’s Collection of Country Songs - from Lancashire U.K.
It is a nonsense song in that additional verses, adding animals as the singer desires.
He freely adapted it for a 4 part women's’ choir.

I have taken some liberties in my scoring in moving the melody around, and adding additional harmonies.
This version has the faster quaver passage and 2 changes of key.
Arranged double wind quintet/bass

Note the peculiar spelling of Christmas as ....”Chrisimas”

It does have similarities with the Christmas Carol “I saw three ships come sailing by.....on Christmas Day in the morning”

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