Percy Grainger, composer
This carefree and delightful composition is an example of Grainger’s
unique scoring for band.
Grainger was a great advocate of using more woodwind bass in concert band and
in this selection he emphasizes the bassoons, English horn, and bass clarinet.
There is also a prominent piano part in which the piano plays a bass role.
It was first performed in 1919 by the Goldman Band with Grainger at the