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Jungle Book Cycle
Composed by Percy Grainger from 1898 to 1947, based on works by Rudyard Kipling

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Title
Kipling Source
Instrumentation/Vocals
Year Composed
1 The Fall of the Stone (Kipling Setting No. 16) 'To be Filed for Reference' from Plain Tales from the Hills Strings, harp, piano, harmonium, clarinet, two alto saxophones
1901-04; revised 1923
2 Morning Song in the Jungle (Kipling Setting No. 3) 'Letting in the Jungle' from The Second Jungle Book A cappella for mixed chorus
1905
3 Night-song in the Jungle (Kipling Setting No. 17) 'Mowgli’s Brothers' from The Jungle Book A cappella for male voices
1898; partially revised 1924
4 The Inuit (Kipling Setting No. 5) 'Quiquern' from The Second Jungle Book A cappella for mixed chorus
1902; minor revision 1907
5 The Beaches of Lukannon (Kipling Setting No. 20) 'Lukannon' from 'The White Seal' in The Jungle
Book
Strings, harmonium (originally a cappella for male voices)
1898; revised 1941
6 Red Dog (Kipling Setting No. 19) 'Red Dog' from The Second Jungle Book Male voice (tenor) a cappella
1941
7 The Peora Hunt (Kipling Setting No. 14) 'Cupid's Arrows' from Plain Tales from the Hills Strings, piano, harmonium, bassoon, contrabassoon,
baritone saxophone
1906
8 Hunting-song of the Seeonee Pack
(Kipling Setting No. 8)
'Mowgli's Brothers' from The Jungle Book Strings; male voices
1899
9 Tiger! Tiger! (Kipling Setting No. 4) 'Tiger! Tiger!' from The Jungle Book Male voice (tenor) a cappella
1905
10 The Only Son (Kipling Setting No. 21) Many Inventions Strings, harp, piano, harmonium, oboe, cor anglais, two bassoons,
three clarinets, bass clarinet, two alto saxophones; mixed voices (soprano, tenor)
1947
11 Mowgli’s Song Against People
(Kipling Setting No. 15)

'Letting in the Jungle' from The Second
Jungle Book.

Strings, piano, harmonium, two oboes, cor anglais, horn; mixed voices (baritone, tenor)

1903; revised 1907 and 1923


Source

Percy Graigner, Jungle Book [CD]. Ainsley, Wilson-Johnson, Crabtree, Polyphony, The Polyphony Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Layton, recorded 1996, Hyperion Records Limited, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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