The Grainger Edition Volumes 1-19

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The Grainger Edition Volumes 1-19

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Gramophone Magazine

Re-issue of the Month - April 2011

Label:

Chandos

Catalogue No:

CHAN10638(19)

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19

Release date:

31st Jan 2011

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0095115163825

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CD

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The Grainger Edition Volumes 1-19

Chandos's groundbreaking Grainger Edition issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the composer's death


Grainger:

Youthful Suite

Molly on the Shore

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Shepherd's Hey

Country Gardens, version A

Early One Morning

Handel in the Strand

Mock Morris

Dreamery

The Warriors

Molly on the Shore

for string quartet

Lord Peter's Stable-Boy

for violin, cello, piano & harmonium

The Shoemaker from Jerusalem

for flute, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, double bass & piano (four hands)

Hubby and Wifey

for mezzo-soprano, baritone, cello & two guitars

The Only Son

for string quartet & harmonium

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

for two violins, viola, cello & harmonium

Lisbon (Dublin Bay)

for wind quartet

The Bridegroom Grat

for mezzo-soprano, two violas, cello & double bass

The Land O' the Leal

for mezzo-soprano, violin, two violas, cello & double bass

Walking Tune

for wind quartet

Willow Willow

for tenor, violin, viola, two cellos & guitar

Harvest Hymn

for string quartet & piano

The Old Woman at the Christening

for mezzo-soprano, piano & harmonium

The Nightingale

for cello & harmonium

The Two Sisters

for cello & harmonium

Sea Song (Sketch for the style of 'Grettir the Strong' Overture or 'Hærmændene paa Helgeland' Overture)

for string quartet & harmonium

Bold William Taylor

for baritone, two clarinets, two violins, viola, two cellos, double bass & harmonium

The Power of Love

for violin, cello, piano & harmonium

Lord Maxwell's Goodnight

for tenor, violin, viola & two cellos

Colonial Song

for mezzo-soprano, tenor, violin, cello & piano

Free Music

for string quartet

The Twa Corbies

for tenor, two violins, two violas, tow cellos & double bass

Died for Love

for mezzo-soprano, flute, viola & cello

Green Bushes

(1905/6 version)

Hill-Song No. 2

The Merry King

Eastern Intermezzo

(for percussion ensemble)

Colonial Song

(1919 version)

Spoon River

Lord Maxwell's Goodnight

The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

English Dance No. 1

Preludes in G & C

Gigue

Andante con moto

Klavierstück in D major, E major, A minor & B flat

Peace

Saxon Twi-Play

Eastern Intermezzo

English Waltz

At Twilight

Train Music

Sailor's Song

Walking Tune

Three Scotch Folksongs

Scotch Strathspey and Reel

Seven men from all the world

Preliminary Canter for piano

Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Near Woodstock Town

In Dahomey 'Cakewalk Smasher'

Molly on the Shore

Irish Reel for Piano

In a Nutshell, suite

Shepherd's Hey

Morris Dance Tune

Country Gardens

English Morris Dance Tune

Mock Morris

Colonial Song

The Tents of the Happy Tribes

section from 'The Lonely Desert Man'

Handel in the Strand

Clog Dance

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

Tiger-Tiger!

The Hunter in His Career

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

The Rival Brothers

Australian Up-Country Song

Harvest Hymn

The Merry King

English Folksong

Lisbon (Dublin Bay)

The Widow's Party

Died for Love

Horkstow Grange

'The Miser and His Man' - A Local Tragedy

The Brisk Young Sailor (who returned to wed his true love)

English Folksong

Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

Bristol Town

English Folksong

Sea-Song Sketch

My Love's in Germanie

Six Dukes Went a-Fishin'

O Mistress Mine

Mary Thomson

Early One Morning

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Agincourt Song

Australian Up-Country Song

Recessional

At Twilight

The Gypsy's Wedding Day

Mo Nighean Dubh (My dark-haired maiden)

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

Soldier, Soldier

Jungle-Book Verses

Near Woodstock Town

Love at First Sight

Lullaby from Tribute to Foster (2 Versions)

One More Day, My John

Bridal Lullaby

Knight & Shepherd's Daughter

Children's March 'Over the Hills and Far Away'

Ramble on Love (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Spoon River

The Power of Love

The Nightingale and The Two Sisters

Jutish Medley

To a Nordic Princess

Blithe Bells

Walking Tune

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

Country Gardens

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Stalt Vesselil

Rimmer & Goldcastle

Bridal Lullaby

Now, Oh Now I needs Must Part

Beautiful Fresh Flowers

Molly on the Shore

My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone

Shepherd's Hey

Harvest Hymn

Arrival Platform Humlet (from In a Nutshell)

Handel in the Strand

Scandinavian Suite

The Nightingale and The Two Sisters

The Maiden and the Frog

The Shoemaker from Jerusalem

Mock Morris

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Theme and Variations

Youthful Rapture

Colonial Song

C. Hughes - Daffyd Y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock)

Died For Love

The Sprig of Thyme

Willow Willow

Near Woodstock Town

Early One Morning

In Bristol Town

Four Settings from Songs of the North

The Bridegroom Grat

Lady Nairne - The Land O' the Leal

Proud Vesselil

Under A Bridge

Hubby and Wifey

The Lonely Desert-Man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes

Colonial Song

Kipling - The Only Son & The Love Song of Har Dyal

A L Gordon - A Song of Autumn

Five settings of Ella Grainger

F Corteccia - O Glorious, Golden Era

Little Ole with his Umbrella

Variations on Handel's 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'

Harvest Hymn

Afterword

Fadir og Dóttir (Father and Daughter)

Kleine Variationen-Form

A Song of Värmeland

To a Nordic Princess

The Merry Wedding

Stålt Vesselil (Proud Vesselil)

The Rival Brothers

Dalvisa

The Crew of the Long Serpent

Under en Bro (Under a Bridge)

Danish Folk-song Suite

Green Bushes

Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow

In Bristol Town

English Dance

Zanzibar Boat Song

The Widow's Party

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

Jutish Medley

Harvest Hymn

Country Gardens

Random Round

The Keel-Row

The Warriors

'The Duke of Marlborough' Fanfare

Colonial Song

English Dance

Shepherd's Hey

There Were Three Friends

Fisher's Boarding House

We Were Dreamers

Harvest Hymn

Blithe Bells

Walking Tune

(symphonic wind band version)

In a Nutshell, suite

Green Bushes

Shallow Brown

Marching Tune

I'm Seventeen Come Sunday

Two Sea Shanties

Molly on the Shore

Brigg Fair

Early One Morning

Afterword

There was a Pig went out to Dig

The Lonely Desert-Man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes

Thou Gracious Power

County Derry Air

Handel in the Strand

Six Dukes Went a-Fishin'

Anchor Song

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

Hill-Song No. 2

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

Faeroe Island Dance

The Lads of Wamphray March

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Shepherd's Hey

The Merry King

Molly on the Shore

Country Gardens (2nd version)

Colonial Song

The Gum-Suckers March (from In a Nutshell)

Lincolnshire Posy

The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart

Children's March 'Over the Hills and Far Away'

Bell Piece

Blithe Bells

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

Hill-Song No. 1

Hill-Song No. 2

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Marching Song of Democracy

Willow Willow

Six Dukes Went a-Fishin'

British Waterside

The Pretty Maid milkin' her Cow

The Lost Lady Found

Creepin' Jane

Bold William Taylor

Four Settings from Songs of the North

Six Settings of Rudyard Kipling

Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: The Secret of the Sea

Arthur Conan Doyle: Sailor's Chanty

Shallow Brown

The Widow's Party

The Sea-Wife

The running of shindand

We Have Fed Our Sea for a Thousand Years

Tiger-Tiger!

The Love Song of Har Dyal

Country Gardens

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

Mock Morris

Collean Dhas

Scotch Strathspey and Reel

Dreamery

Colonial Song

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

Harvest Hymn

Handel in the Strand

Lord Maxwell's Goodnight

The Lost Lady Found

Nine Settings of Rudyard Kipling

Three Settings of Robert Burns

Four Settings from Songs of the North

The Power of Love

The Twa Corbies

A. C. Swinburne - A Reiver`s Neck-Verse

Lord Maxwell's Goodnight

Mock Morris

The Power of Love

Died for Love

Love Verses from 'The Song of Solomon'

Shepherd's Hey

Early One Morning

The Three Ravens

Scherzo

Youthful Rapture

Random Round (Set version)

The Merry King

O Gin I Were Where Gadie Rins

Skye Boat Song

Danny Deever

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Dollar and a Half a Day

Molly on the Shore


Susan Gritton (soprano), Della Jones, Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo-sopranos), Martyn Hill, Mark Padmore, Mark Tucker (tenors), Johan Reuter, Stephen Varcoe (baritones), Tim Hugh (cello), John Lavender, Wayne Marshall, Penelope Thwaites, Geoffrey Tozer (piano)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus and Ensemble, Danish National Radio Choir, Joyful Company of Singers, RNCM Wind Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, BBC Philharmonic, Jesper Grove Jorgensen, Timothy Reynish, Clark Rundell, Richard Hickox

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To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Percy Grainger’s death in 1961, we are re-issuing The Grainger Edition, Volumes 1 – 19, in a nineteen-disc box set, which will be available at a very special price: 19 CDs for the price of 4. The box set demonstrates the extraordinary range of Grainger’s compositional styles, including orchestral works, works for wind orchestra and for chorus and orchestra, solo songs, works for chamber ensemble, as well as works for solo piano, here performed by Penelope Thwaites. On Volume 16, Works for Solo Piano 1 (CHAN 9895), Fanfare wrote: ‘Rarely has the precociousness of his [Grainger’s] talent been better demonstrated than on this new disc… the rarities, like the more familiar pieces, are played with unapologetic conviction. Penelope Thwaites paints the music in bold strokes… a major contribution to the Grainger discography.’

Grainger, the Australian-born composer and pianist, was one of music’s most original voices and his compositions, especially his arrangements of folksongs, include some of the world’s most well-loved pieces. He studied piano from an early age and, by the time he reached the age of twenty, had already thought out or formulated the majority of his compositions. The following years saw him feverishly reworking and re-arranging these pieces for different forces; in fact it was Grainger who conceived the idea of ‘elastic’ scoring: a work having an almost limitless number of performable versions, all showing a wonderful sense of instrumental colouring. In his various approaches to a single work, Grainger would explore the possibilities of instrumentation from solo piano to wind band and to full orchestra, harmonic textures varying from simple support of the well-known melody to highly contrapuntal settings involving unusual harmonic progressions.

An enthusiastic participant in the English folksong movement, Grainger collected more than 500 folksongs on which he drew both for his impressive original works and for his imaginative arrangements, ‘Country Gardens’ and ‘Molly on the Shore’ being among the best-known. His involvement with British folksong led Grainger to cherish the voice, which became an essential ingredient in his music, and as an arranger of folksongs he was hard to surpass, Benjamin Britten exclaiming: ‘In the art of folksong arrangements, Grainger is my master!’

Towards the end of his life, Grainger became fascinated with the idea of ‘Free Music’; music not limited by time or pitch intervals. The mechanical devices he created in partnership with the scientist Burnett Cross are today regarded as crude forerunners to the modern electronic synthesiser. Grainger’s huge collection of musical materials, instruments and musical devices were eventually housed in a building in the grounds of the University of Melbourne. The Grainger Museum, as it is now generally known, is today a veritable treasure trove, invaluable for the exploration of Grainger’s vast compositional output.

Gramophone Magazine

April 2011

“ a collection that allows us to see how much more there was to Grainger than Country Gardens and "Shepherd's Hey"...the indefatigable Penelope Thwaites is the spirited Chandos Grainger house pianist...With 127 premiere recordings, 19 CDs for the price of four has to be the bargain of the year.”

The Arts Desk

Graham Rickson

14th May 2011

“Does anyone really need 19 discs of Percy Grainger’s music? Yes, they do...Barry Peter Ould’s sleeve notes are fascinating. I’ll still be exploring this music for years to come”

Penguin Guide

2011 edition

“the most comprehensive collection of [Grainger's] music available...the two wind band collections are especially fun discs. The splendid players of the [RNCMWO] clearly enjoy Grainger's rhythmic buoyancy, while relishing his feeling for wind colour.”

The Australian

2011

“Thwaites gives commanding performances of the piano works...she plays the Lisztian-style arrangements from Tchaikovsky’s Flower Waltz and Strauss’s Rosenkavalier with sensitivity and musical finesse.”

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