Australian Up-Country Song (Score & Parts)-WW5
Publisher: International Opus
for woodwind quintet
by Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961)- Australian-born composer
Arranged by Adam Lesnick.
This piece (written for chorus in May, 1928) is based on a tune written in 1905, called "Up-Country Song". In that tune I had wished to voice an Australian up-country feeling as Stephen Foster had voiced American country-side feelings in his songs. I have used this same melody in my Australian "Colonial Song" and in my Australian "The Gum Suckers March". - Percy Grainger