Tune in a Popular London Style for Orchestra
Percy Aldridge Grainger
SMC A49C/ HL 3770157
This is movement No. 2 from the suite "In a Nutshell" scored for symphonic band by Mark Rogers. No actual folk songs or any other popular tunes were used in the suite, according to the composer. The piano is not treated as a virtuoso solo instrument, but merely as a "somewhat outstanding item of the general band make-up." The musical material, composed in London, dates from about 1912, and was worked out and scored during the winter of 1915/16 in New York City and in railway trains.