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Lisbon (Dublin Bay)
  • Lisbon (Dublin Bay)

    SKU: BBBE170101

    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.


    Lisbon (Dublin Bay) is the first movement of a Lincolnshire Posy and is the shortest—a brisk, simple, lilted melody in 6/8 time. This movement ends in a serene, suspended pianissimo that contrasts the general tone of the movement as a whole.

    • Composer

      Percy Grainger

    • Arranger

      Michael Allen

    • Duration

      1' 30"

    • Instrumentation

      423.11 tmp - Trumpet in E flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani

    • Difficulty

      Grade 4 - college/university ensemble

    • File Format

      Full score and parts in PDF available for download.

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