The Music Loverís Grainger | Altissimo ALT04042

The Music Loverís Grainger

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Label: Altissimo

Cat No: ALT04042

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 27th November 2015

Contents

Artists

íThe Presidentís Owní United States Marine Band
Choral Arts Society of Washington

Conductors

Col Michael J Colburn
Norman Scribner

Works

Grainger, Percy

County Derry Air, BFMS 29
Danish Folk-Music Suite
I'm Seventeen Come Sunday
Lincolnshire Posy
Marching Song of Democracy
Molly on the Shore
Spoon River
The Widow's Party
Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

Artists

íThe Presidentís Owní United States Marine Band
Choral Arts Society of Washington

Conductors

Col Michael J Colburn
Norman Scribner

About

Many of the tunes that Percy Grainger set in his music he recorded in the field himself. He was the first to use the phonograph to collect and record English folksong. Grainger began work on his first setting of the 'Irish Tune from County Derry', the tune for 'Danny Boy', in 1902, long before it was widely known.

This release was performed and recorded live in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the composerís death.

The title 'The Music Loverís Grainger' was borrowed from one of Graingerís many unfinished publishing projects, reflecting the world premiŤre recordings featured on the program, including:
ē 'The Lost Lady Found' transcribed for band and chorus, based on Graingerís original setting for chorus and orchestra.
ē The original, unpublished band version of 'Spoon River', reconstructed from the recently discovered manuscript parts.
ē An alternate, otherworldly harmonization of the 'Londonderry Air', scored for band, chorus and organ.
ē Music drawn from English, Irish, Scottish, American and Danish folksong.

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