Handel in the Strand

Handel in the Strand

By Percy Aldridge Grainger / transcr. Thomas P. Rohrer Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts Grade: 4.5 (Medium Difficult) Item: 00-44201
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This delightful Grainger classic was written to depict a jolly old George Friedrich Handel careening down the Strand (the theatre district of London) accompanied by the English popular music of the day. Given the original instrumentation and label as a chamber piece in Grainger's original publication, this transcription is taken directly from Grainger's "four-some" edition of 1912, transposed down a step from G to F major. It is scored to best depict the light (and sometimes percussive) quality of the piano along with the lyrical flow of the strings and the general character of chamber music. Ultimately, the "room music" quality of the original shines through in this skillful transcription while depicting the spirit of the piece in a way that Grainger might have chosen. (3:35)


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Series: Alfred Concert Band
Composed by: Percy Aldridge Grainger
Arranged by: Thomas P. Rohrer
Ensemble: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Page Count: 250
Item Number: 00-44201
UPC: 038081498232

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