Lincolnshire Posy composed by Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961)
Arranged by Philip Wharton for wind quintette; Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon
Includes score and parts
The Lincolnshire Posy was commissioned by the American Bandmasters Association, and portions of the work were premiered at their 1937 convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the composer conducting. Years earlier (in 1905 and 1906), Grainger collected and recorded numerous folksongs while travelling through Lincolnshire, England. These songs-and their characteristic performances- served as the basis for this eminal work for wind band.
Percy Grainger regularly reworked and rearranged his music for different settings. He scored Lisbon for wind quintet, The Lost Lady Found for mixed choir and the entire Lincolnshire Posy for two pianos, four hands. This adaptation by Philip Wharton is based on the original 1940 Schirmer score, which entered the public domain in 1969. We are eternally grateful for his skilled efforts.
1) Lisbon (Sailor's Song)
2) Horkstow Grange (the miser and his man: a local tragedy)
3) Rufford Park Poachers (poaching song)
4) The Brisk Young Sailor (who returned to wed his true love)
5) Lord Melbourne (war song)
6) The Lost Lady Found (dance song)