Listen to Grainger’s Lively “Shepherd’s Hey”

Lori Archer Sutherland

Lori Archer Sutherland earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She composes, performs, and teaches clarinet. She plays bass clarinet with the Crystal Lake Community Band and the Woodstock City Band, clarinet with Winds Off the Lake Woodwind Quintet, and is the founder and organizer of the Knock on Wood Clarinet Choir, where she plays an even bigger clarinet. Check out her site and podcast at tonaldiversions.com

2 Responses

  1. sara salerno says:

    Who has the rhythm of this song?

    • Hi Sara! For the most part, the rhythm happens in the low reeds and/or brass. Around 0:48, when the low brass has the melody, the medium voices take over the rhythmic element for a bit.

      The percussion mostly acts as melody and sound effects instead of keeping the beat like what would happen in a march.

      Does this answer your question? If not, please write back and let me know!