The Warriors (Grainger, Percy)

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Sheet Music


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Geniusboy98 (2017/3/13)

Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1926. Plate 31023.
Reprinted Edwardsville: Serenissima Music, 2011.
Misc. Notes Includes composer's program notes, analysis, and notes to the conductor (in English and German)
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General Information

Work Title The Warriors
Alternative. Title Music to an Imaginary Ballet
Name Translations 戦士たち―想像上のバレエへの音楽
Name Aliases The Warriors – Music to an Imaginary Ballet; The Warriors - Music to an Imaginary Ballet
Composer Grainger, Percy
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPG 32
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913-16
First Performance. 1919/12/26 in Chicago
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Stock, conductor, Percy Grainger, piano
Dedication Frederick Delius
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 3 pianos, orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, bass oboe
2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, snare drum, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, gong
castanets, woodblock, xylophone, marimba, glockenspiel
steel marimba, staff bells, tubular bells
celesta, 2 harps, strings

Misc. Comments

The "staff bells" specified in the instrumentation are basically hand bells except the clappers are removed, the bells are mounted on a frame, and they are struck with a mallet.