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PERCY GRAINGER

The Australian pianist and composer Percy Grainger, an eccentric figure, may seem of marginal importance. Nevertheless he wrote a number of works that continue to give considerable pleasure, as do some of the remarkable arrangements that he devised. He became a friend of Grieg and of Delius and took a strong interest in the active collection of folk songs. He gave particular attention to the creation of music not bound by the traditional restraints of form and harmony. In 1918 he became an American citizen.

Instrumental Music

Grainger’s original instrumental music includes the delightful Handel in the Strand, intended for piano trio, piano quartet or string orchestra, and Mock Morris, for either string sextet or violin and piano, or again in arrangements for string or full orchestra. Harvest Hymn appears in various chamber or orchestral arrangements, while Walking Tune remains in its original wind quintet form. Folk-song arrangements for various groups of instruments, sometimes idiosyncratically described as with elastic scoring, include Early One Morning, Green Bushes, Molly on the Shore, Ye Banks and Braes and Shepherd’s Hey. Some of these were also arranged for large wind ensemble.

Vocal Music

Grainger wrote some original songs and choral music as well as solo and choral arrangements of folk songs. These include Irish Tune from County Derry, also arranged for wind band, Brigg Fair for tenor and chorus and The Men of Harlech for double chorus and drums.

Keyboard Music

Country Gardens, apparently derived from a medieval source, occurs in arrangements by Grainger for up to eight hands. Molly on the Shore is arranged for solo piano or piano duet, with similar versions of Shepherd’s Hey and Spoon River.

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Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF PIANISTS Naxos Educational
8.558107-10
Instrumental
BACH, J.S.: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 (Great Pianists) (1925-1950) Naxos Historical
8.111119
Instrumental
COMPOSERS AT THE PIANO - AN ANTHOLOGY OF HISTORIC PERFORMANCES (1928-1949) Naxos Historical
8.111220
Instrumental

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF PIANISTS Naxos Educational
8.558107-10
Instrumental
AIR COMBAT COMMAND HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND: Flourishes Altissimo
75442261752
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
AMERICAN VIRTUOSA - Tribute to Maud Powell Cedille
CDR90000-097
Instrumental
BACH, J.S.: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 (Great Pianists) (1925-1950) Naxos Historical
8.111119
Instrumental
BEST OF BRITISH LIGHT MUSIC Naxos
8.570575-76
Orchestral
BURNING RIVER BRASS: Of Knights and Castles Dorian Sono Luminus
XCD-90277
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
CEDILLE ON THE MOVE (Sampler) Cedille
CDR8002
Instrumental
Choral Concert: Blossom Street - MACMILLAN, J. / DUGGAN, J. / GRAINGER, P. / CAMPBELL, H. / TURNBULL, S.M. / BURKE, P. / ANDREW, K. (Down By the Sea) Naxos
8.573069
Choral - Secular
Choral Concert: U.S. Navy Sea Chanters - THIMAN, E.H. / WHITACRE, E. / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R. / GRAINGER, P. / THOMPSON, R. (Songs of Sailor and Sea) Altissimo
75442255602
Choral - Secular
Choral Music - WADE, J. / RUTTER, J. / GRAINGER, P. / HEAD, M. / LEONTOVITCH, M. / DIRKSEN, R. / PINKHAM, D. (St. John's Cathedral Choir) Delos
DE3128
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS Eaken Piano Trio: Home for the Holidays Naxos
8.554099
Chamber Music
CLASSICAL CHILL 1 - The Ultimate Collection Naxos
8.570171-72
Orchestral
COMPOSERS AT THE PIANO - AN ANTHOLOGY OF HISTORIC PERFORMANCES (1928-1949) Naxos Historical
8.111220
Instrumental
Danish Cello Pieces Dacapo
8.224052
Chamber Music
English Madrigals and Songs Naxos
8.553088
Vocal
GIL-MARCHEX / SZANTO / NIEMANN / SAINT-SAENS: Japonism, piano music BIS
BIS-CD-1045
Instrumental
GRAINGER / LILBURN: Colonial Diversions (Tintner Edition 12) Naxos
8.557244
Orchestral
GRAINGER, P.: Folk-Inspired Works for Piano Duet and Duo (Weichert, Rave) Grand Piano
GP633
Instrumental
GRAINGER, P.: Orchestral Music (Country Gardens and Other Favourites) (Fennell) (1959) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80953
Orchestral
GRAINGER: Power of Love (The) Naxos
8.554263
Orchestral
INK SPOTS: Swing High, Swing Low (1935-1941) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120534
Nostalgia
KONG, XIANDONG: PIANO RECITAL Marco Polo
8.225944
Instrumental
LISTEN, LEARN AND GROW: Playtime Fun and Games Naxos Educational
8.555812
Orchestral
Marco Polo Sampler (2 CDs) Marco Polo
MP-2000-1/2HDCD
Instrumental
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND: To the Fore! - Percy Grainger's Great Symphonic Band Music Delos
DE3101
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
MONUMENTAL WORKS FOR WINDS Naxos
8.570243
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
NISHIZAKI, Takako: Fritz Kreisler Edition, Vol. 10 Naxos
8.557876
Chamber Music
ORIGINAL WORKS FOR CONCERT BAND, Vol. 1 Altissimo
75442259862
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue Nos. 1-3 (3CD box set) Naxos
8.503204
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
POWELL, Maud: Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (1904-1917) Naxos Historical
8.110961
Chamber Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The) Altissimo
75442261012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 10 (Guest Conductors) Altissimo
75442262032
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 5 (Albert Schoepper and Dale L. Harpham) Altissimo
75442261982
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 7 Altissimo
75442262002
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Great Marches Not by John Philip Sousa, Vol. 2 Altissimo
75442255882
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Marine Band Showcase Altissimo
75442260942
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Originals Altissimo
75442261192
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
ROMANTIC VIOLIN FAVOURITES Naxos
8.550125
Chamber Music
ROMANTIC VIOLIN FAVOURITES Naxos
8.550125DX
Chamber Music
SEMPER FI! - The Best of the United States Marine Band Altissimo
75442203042
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
SINGER PUR: Herztone (Love Songs) Oehms Classics
OC516
Choral - Secular
SOMMER Naxos
8.503045
Chamber Music
STAMP, J.: In this hid clearing… / COPLAND, A.: Lincoln Portrait / GERSHWIN, G.: Catfish Row (University of Missouri Symphonic Wind Ensemble) Naxos
8.572108
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
TCHEREPNIN: 5 Concert Etudes / GOULD: Pieces of China / ADAMS: China Gates BIS
BIS-CD-1110
Instrumental
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE ROCKIES: Brassfare Altissimo
75442260422
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Innovations Altissimo
75442260152
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Lord of the Rings (The) Altissimo
75442261922
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND: Songs of the Earth Altissimo
75442260012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CHAMBER PLAYERS: Brass Works Altissimo
75442261242
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HEARTLAND OF AMERCAN BAND: Windswept Altissimo
75442270862
Chamber Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCES IN EUROPE BAND: Berlin bleibt doch Berlin! Altissimo
75442260262
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES ARMY GROUND FORCES BAND: Made in America Altissimo
75442270902
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL ARMY BAND: New Frontiers Altissimo
75442262282
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY BAND: Tribute to Percy Grainger (A) Altissimo
75442261442
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND SEA CHANTERS CHORUS: Homeward Bound Altissimo
75442270402
Choral - Secular
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Anchors Aweigh (The Best of the United States Navy Band) Altissimo
75442203052
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES NAVY BAND: Best of Altissimo
75442259972
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Valbefinnande - Klassisk musik for kropp och sjal (Wellbeing - Classical Music for Body and Soul) Naxos
8.578220
Orchestral
Välbefinnande - Musik för Kropp och Själ (Wellness - Music for Body and Soul) Naxos
8.572149
Orchestral
VARMA RODA STUNDER - Romantisk Klassisk Musik (Warm Red Hours - Romantic Classical Music) (3CD set) Naxos
8.503038
Orchestral
Vocal Recital: Vyvyan, Jennifer - PURCELL, H. / MORLEY, T. / ARNE, T.A. / HORN, C.E. / GRAINGER, P. (Songs of England) (1954) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81175
Vocal
Wind Band Music - CRESTON, P. / SCHWARZ, G. / GRAINGER, P. / COPLAND, A. (Above and Beyond) (The President's Own United States Marine Band, Schwarz) Naxos
8.573121
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Wind Band Music - HINDEMITH, P. / HOLST, G. / GRAINGER, P. / SCHWANTNER, J. (Trendsetters) (Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble, H.D. Parker) Naxos
8.572242
Wind Ensemble/Band Music





 
 
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