There was a pig went out to dig (or ‘Christmas Day in the Morning’) by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Arranged for Flute Quartet by Matt Johnston
Instrumentation: 4 c flutes, optional alto flute part to sub for Flute 4
Score and parts
“Lovingly and reverently dedicated to the memory of Edvard Grieg”….
Percy Grainger’s vividly entertaining, lovely There Was A Pig Went Out to Dig (or ‘Christmas Day in the Morning’), originally pulled by Grainger from Mason’s Nursery Rhymes and Country Songs and freely set for women’s (or children’s) choir, is presented here in an arrangement for flute quartet by Matt Johnston. The equal timbres of the flute ensemble excel in both unified singing and in individual lines, though the flute quartet can take things a bit more quickly (or a bit more playfully) than the original choir.