Orchestrational Archetypes in Percy Grainger's Wind Band Music
This study examines the orchestrational techniques in four of Percy Grainger's wind band compositions: Colonial Song, Irish Tune From County Derry, Molly On The Shore, and five movements from Lincolnshire Posy: Lisbon, Horkstow Grange, The Brisk Young Sailor, and The Lost Lady Found. These are works which are representative of Grainger's techniques. This information has been used to newly orchestrate three of Grainger's pieces for band: The Cutting of the Hay; Lord Maxwell's Goodnight, and British Waterside (or The Jolly Sailor). This study shows specifically why Grainger's wind band music is so readily identifiable, asserting that his sound is a function of recurring orchestrational techniques rather than other compositional elements such as melody or harmony.
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alto and bass alto and tenor alto clarinet alto sax alto bari sax baritone bass clarinet bass line bass sax bassoon beat three Brisk Young Sailor British Waterside Category CHART chord clarinet clarinet clarinet play Colonial Song contrapuntal dynamics cornet countermelody County Derry crescendo to beat decrescendo doublebassoon downbeat of measure Eb clarinet english horn euphonium flute and Eb found in measures four horns harmonized Horkstow Grange instruments Irish Tune Lord Maxwell's Goodnight Lord Melbourne Lost Lady Found lower octave marked measure 27 middle octave Molly MUSICAL EXAMPLE oboe oboe and clarinet Octave Doublings octave melodic scoring parallel fifths pedal Percy Grainger piano piccolo play the melody played by bassoons sax alto sax sax soprano sax solo cornet sonority soprano sax sound string bass studied repertoire tenor sax tonal weight trombone tubas Tune from County unison doublings unison melodic doublings upper octave voice shifting wind band music