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Morning Song in the Jungle (from 'The Jungle Book Suite')

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Genre: Band
# of Players: Standard
Level: 4 | Duration: 3:15
Publisher: Aux Arcs Music | Copyright: 2011

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    Extracted from Grainger's "Jungle Book Cycle," Morning Song in the Jungle celebrates the glory of nature at the beginning of the new day, and reminds us, at least a little bit, of Edvard Grieg's "Morning Mood,"the opening movement of his Peer Gynt Suite No. 1.

    Genre: Band | # of Players: Standard
    Level: 4 | Duration: 3:15

    Instrumentation
    Piccolo
    Flute 1/2 (4)
    Oboe 1/2 (2)
    English Horn (1)
    Bassoon 1/2 (2)
    B-flat Clarinet 1/2/3 (3 each)
    B-flat Bass Clarinet (2)
    B-flat Contrabass Clarinet (1)
    B-flat Soprano Saxophone (1)
    E-flat Alto Saxophone 1/2 (2)
    B-flat Tenor Saxophone (1)
    E-flat Baritone Saxophone (1)

    B-flat Trumpet 1/2/3 (2 each)
    F Horn 1/2 (2)
    F Horn 3/4 (2)
    Trombone 1/2/3 (1 each)
    Euphonium (2)
    T.C. Baritone (1)
    Tuba (3)
    Double Bass (1)

    Percussion (up to 9 players)
    Timpani
    Suspended Cymbal
    Crotales
    Vibraphone
    Chimes
    4 Players on 2 Marimbas

    Program Notes
    "My Kipling 'Jungle Book' Cycle, begun in 1898 and finished in 1947, was composed as a protest against civilization." (Grainger's program note, 1947)

    Percy Grainger (1882-1961) studied at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, Germany from 1895-1901 (aged 13-19). Grainger's mother Rose wrote her husband John of her fears that young Percy was becoming "more Germanized every day." In response to Rose's concern, and to "tickle up the British Lion in him," John (who was estranged from Rose) sent Percy, among other things, several books by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).

    Kipling's writings captivated Percy immediately, and he soon started writing choral settings of the poetry, especially those of Kipling's Jungle Books. Grainger's settings of the poetry of Kipling are as extensive as his settings of British folk music; Kay Freyfus's catalog of Grainger's manuscript scores lists 36 settings, though Grainger in a 1926 letter to Kipling mentions "some 40 or 50" settings.

    Grainger felt a strong kinship for Kiplin's writing, and Kiplins appreciated and approved of Grainger's work at setting his poetry. Grainger played several of his choral settings for Kipling during a meeting at Kipling's home in 1905; of Grainger's settings of his poetry, Kipling said, "Till now I've had to reply on black and white, but you do the thing for me in color."

    Morning Song in the Jungle celebrates the glory of nature at the beginning of the new day, and reminds us, at least a little bit, of Edvard Grieg's "Morning Mood,"the opening movement of his Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. The message is comprehensive, describing the day of the animals in the wild, as well as the yoked oxen pulling the plow. The refrain reminds us that the Jungle has a code – "Then hear the Call: 'Good rest to all that keep the Jungle Law.'"

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