Hill Song No. 1

Percy Aldridge Grainger
Catalog numbers: 

SMC RMR16FS/ HL 3772149

Duration (minutes): 
Detailed Instrumentation: 
29 Piece Wind Ensemble - 2+Picc(d.AF). 2+EH, opt. Bass Ob(alt. Tsax). 3(Cl 3 in A)+Eb Cl, Alto Cl, Bass Cl, Clto Cl(sub for String Bass), CB Cl(sub for Cbsn). 2+Cbsn. SATB Saxes: 2.2.1 Euph(BC/TC).0: String Bass.Perc(1).Pno
This work arose from Grainger's thoughts and impressions of the wildness of hill countries, their people, and their music (such as the Scottish Highlands, the Himalayas, the Bagpipes, and the like).  This adaptation for a solo wind ensemble of 25 wind instruments, double bass, percussion and piano by Mark Rogers follows closely the 1921 and 1923 rescorings of the original instrumentation.