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The Brisk Young Sailor
  • The Brisk Young Sailor

    SKU: BBBE170104

    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.


    The Brisk Young Sailor (Who Returned to wed his True Love) is a simple, short, jaunty tune meant to evoke the image of a strapping young lad striding up the road to meet his sweetheart. This movement (the 4th of Lincolnshire Posy) is considered one of the most difficult movements of the piece - the trumpet interplay at tempo are quite difficult.

    • Composer

      Percy Grainger

    • Arranger

      Michael Allen

    • Duration

      1' 30"

    • Instrumentation

      423.11 perc - Trumpet in E flat, Trumpets in B flat (doubles on Piccolo), Trumpet 3 in B flat (doubles on Flugelhorn), Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, - Percussion is Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Triangle & Suspended Cymbal

    • Difficulty

      Grade 5 - advanced college/university or professional ensemble

    • File Format

      Full score and parts in PDF available for download.

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