Grainger: Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

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Grainger: Folk Music

Grainger: Folk Music


Grainger:

Bold William Taylor

Six Dukes Went a-Fishin'

Knight & Shepherd's Daughter

Lord Maxwell's Goodnight

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

The Pretty Maid milkin' her Cow

The Sprig of Thyme

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

The Twa Corbies

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Died for Love

The Power of Love

Walking Tune

Willow Willow

Early One Morning

One More Day, My John

Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

Country Gardens


Claire Booth (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Soprano Claire Booth and pianist Christopher Glynn explore the fascinating and multifaceted folk song output of the original and inventive composer Percy Grainger.

Percy Grainger was an extraordinary human being and musician - a precocious pianist, colourful composer and world traveller, a peculiarly passionate and emotive eccentric whose fertile mind produced an expansive oeuvre of original and inventive works. Above all Grainger is best known for his most enduring musical endeavour, his exploration and dissemination of folk music. With this release, soprano Claire Booth and pianist Christopher Glynn, who have spent decades delving into Grainger's folk music output, document their fascination with the multifaceted firebrand, and bring his alluring music to a wider audience.

Grainger's success resulted in multiple versions of his folk song settings, for orchestra, wind band, chamber ensemble and choir. But it's perhaps his versions for voice and piano that are the most characteristic, bringing out Grainger's own highly individual style at the keyboard. Claire's and Christopher's survey, one of the most comprehensive available on the market today, offers a variety of transcriptions of songs found in collections from the British Isles as well as discoveries Grainger heard as he roamed throughout the field. The album concludes with Grainger's most celebrated piece, English Country Gardens, in which Claire makes a cameo appearance on piano, joining Christopher in a rousing duet.

“Claire Booth and Christopher Glynn have nurtured a love of Grainger’s folk song transcriptions and re-compositions since university days 20 years ago. Now the love has exploded onto this CD, a cunning arrangement of 11 vocal and seven instrumental tracks throbbing with Grainger’s idiosyncratic genius for creating miniature masterpieces of human anguish and delight” BBC Music Magazine, July 2017 **

“The clear-voiced British soprano captures the wit and whimsy of the Australian-born maverick to perfection, despatching the folk-song settings with unaffected simplicity before joining her accompanist at the keyboard for the piano duet version of Grainger's best-known arrangement, Country Gardens.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, April 2017

“Booth and Glynn beautifully manage the contrasts between simplicity and immense sophistication that all these songs regularly provide; it makes a really engaging sequence.” The Guardian, 26th April 2017 ****

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Avie - AV2372

(CD)

$15.00

(also available to download from $10.00)

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Grainger Edition, Vol. 2: Songs for Baritone

Grainger Edition, Vol. 2: Songs for Baritone


Grainger:

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

Lukannon

Merciful Town

Ride with an Idle Whip

Northern Ballad

The Men of the Sea

Soldier, Soldier

Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: The Secret of the Sea

Arthur Conan Doyle: Sailor's Chanty

Shallow Brown


Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Penelope Thwaites (piano)

Chandos Grainger Edition - CHAN9503

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Down by the Salley Gardens

Down by the Salley Gardens


Britten:

The foggy, foggy dew

The Trees They Grow So High

Down by the Salley Gardens

Little Sir William

Sweet Polly Oliver

O Waly, Waly

Grainger:

Died for Love

Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

British Waterside

Six Dukes Went a-Fishin'

Hughes, H:

Lovely Mollie

The Old Turf Fire

She moved through the fair

The Star of County Down

Moeran:

The Isle of Cloy

The Shooting of his Dear

The Pressgang

Moore, G:

Blow the wind southerly

Quilter:

Drink to me only

The Jolly Miller

Ye banks and braes

Charlie is my darling

Richards, G:

I love my Love

Sweet Nightingale


Benjamin Luxon (baritone), David Willison (piano)

Chandos Collect - CHAN6650

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The Grainger Edition Volume 17

The Grainger Edition Volume 17

Works for Solo Piano 2


Grainger:

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


“A wonderful album of Grainger's solo piano music.... her devotion to his art shines out of her playing.” CD Review

Chandos Grainger Edition - CHAN9919

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Recital: Australian Art Song

Recital: Australian Art Song


Gallienne:

Shakespeare Settings (3)

Grainger:

The Power of Love

Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

The Love Song of Har Dyal

The Sprig of Thyme

Willow Willow

Died for Love

Hart, F:

Songs to Texts by William Sharp (5), Op. 64

Horowicz, D:

Midsummer Daydream

Humble:

Cabaret Songs (8)

Phillips, L:

Songs (2)

Willcock, C:

Betrayers


Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Michael Kieran Harvey (piano)

Tall Poppies - TP155

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$16.25

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Percy Grainger: Piano Works

Percy Grainger: Piano Works


Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

arr. Grainger

Gershwin:

The Man I Love

arr. Grainger

Grainger:

In a Nutshell, suite

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

In Dahomey 'Cakewalk Smasher'

Walking Tune

Spoon River

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

The Hunter in His Career

Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

Eastern Intermezzo

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

Mock Morris

Peace

Scotch Strathspey and Reel

Three Scotch Folksongs

Sailor's Song

Blithe Bells

Cradle Song (after Brahms)

Hornpipe

Ramble on Love (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Nell op. 18 No. 1 (Fauré)

Now, Oh Now I needs Must Part

One More Day, My John

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Molly on the Shore

To a Nordic Princess

Handel in the Strand

Jutish Medley

Knight & Shepherd's Daughter

Harvest Hymn

The Merry King

Colonial Song

Country Gardens

Shepherd's Hey

two pianos, four hands

Hermundur Illi

two pianos, four hands

In a Nutshell, suite

two pianos, four hands

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

two pianos, four hands

Lincolnshire Posy

two pianos, four hands

English Waltz

two pianos, four hands

Green Bushes

two pianos, six hands

The Warriors

two pianos, six hands


ABC Classics - ABC4811601

(CD - 5 discs)

$37.00

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Percy Grainger: The Complete Piano Music

Percy Grainger: The Complete Piano Music

and transcriptions


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Brahms:

Paganini Variations No.12

Byrd:

The Carman's Whistle

Delius:

Air and Dance

Elgar:

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)

Gershwin:

Love Walked In

The Man I Love

Embraceable You

Grainger:

Handel in the Strand

Bridal Lullaby

English Waltz

Mock Morris

To a Nordic Princess

In a Nutshell, suite

Peace

Saxon Twi-Play

Andante con moto

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

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

Sailor's Song

Colonial Song

Walking Tune

Harvest Hymn

In Dahomey 'Cakewalk Smasher'

Country Gardens

The Merry King

Molly on the Shore

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Knight & Shepherd's Daughter

The Nightingale and The Two Sisters

Jutish Medley

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

The Rival Brothers

Near Woodstock Town

Will ye gang to the Hielands, Lizzie Lindsay

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

One More Day, My John

(easy version)

Rimmer & Goldcastle

Spoon River

The Widow's Party

The Hunter in His Career

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

Died for Love

Scotch Strathspey and Reel

One More Day, My John

(complex version)

Bristol Town

Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen

Mo Nighean Dubh (My dark-haired maiden)

Lisbon (Dublin Bay)

Stalt Vesselil

O Gin I Were Where Gadie Rins

Shepherd's Hey

Tiger-Tiger!

Lullaby from Tribute to Foster

At Twilight

The Warriors

Now, Oh Now I needs Must Part

Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz

Blithe Bells

Cradle Song (after Brahms)

Ramble on Love (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Beautiful Fresh Flowers

The Rag-time Girl

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

Colonial Song

English Dance

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

Train Music

Zanzibar Boat Song

Green Bushes

Handel:

Water Music: Hornpipe

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 3 - Allegro scherzando

Stanford:

Four Irish Dances

Tchaikovsky:

B flat minor Piano Concerto (opening)


Martin Jones (piano)

“Martin Jones is a superb advocate for this rich kaleidoscope. His playing is delightfully exuberant and he is able to reach both the thunderous heights of power demanded by the Tchaikovsky concerto transcription and the delicacy of fingerwork required in folksongs such as 'Molly on the Shore'. He handles Grainger's complex counterpoints and voicing with superb clarity, achieving quasi-orchestral textures and colouring …” BBC Music Magazine

Nimbus - NI1767

(CD - 5 discs)

$34.50

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