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Horkstow Grange
  • Horkstow Grange

    SKU: BBBE170102

    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 (A Miser and his Man - a Local Tragedy) is the second movement and 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.

    • Composer

      Percy Grainger

    • Arranger

      Michael Allen

    • Duration

      2' 30"

    • Instrumentation

      423.11 tmp/perc - Trumpet in E flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat (one is an off stage cornet part), Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani - Percussion is Suspended Cymbal and Field Drum

    • Difficulty

      Grade 4 - college/university ensemble

    • File Format

      Full score and parts in PDF available for download.

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