Rufford Park Poachers
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.
Rufford Park Poachers is the third movement of Lincolnshire Posy and a study in mixed meter counterpoint and color contrasts.
423.11 perc - Trumpet in E flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat (one doubles on Piccolo), Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba - Percussion Suspended Cymbal
Grade 4 - college/university ensemble
Full score and parts in PDF available for download.