Grainger writes "No traditional tunes of any kind are made use of in this piece, in which I have wished to express feelings aroused by thoughts of the scenery and people of my native land (Australia), and also to voice a certain kind of emotion that seems to me not untypical of native-born Colonials in general."
Originally scored in 1911 for soprano, tenor, harp and full orchestra in 1911 - arranged here from Grainger's own piano score. This arrangement is deceptively difficult - it will challenge group intonation, ensemble, and endurance and can be an excellent team building exercise.
211.01 Brass Quintet
2 Trumpets in B flat, Horn, Trombone, Tuba
Grade 4 - college / university ensemble