Grainger: The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

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Grainger: Folk Music

Grainger: Folk Music


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 ****

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Avie - AV2372



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Our Christmas Sequence

Our Christmas Sequence


Fantasy on Christmas Carols from 'The Holly and The Ivy'

Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'


Chorale Prelude Op. 122 No. 8 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen'


A New Year Carol


Sleigh Ride


The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol


Christmas Day, H109


A Spotless Rose

A Maid Peerless

Praetorius, M:

Flos de radice Jesse


A Christmas Sequence


The Legend

Vaughan Williams:

O Little Town of Bethlehem


Bethlehem Down

St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Scott

Alto - ALC1325



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Berkeley, L:

Andantino for Cello and Piano, Op. 21, No. 2a


Papillon, Op. 77


Larghetto Lamentoso (from Twelve Impressions)


The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Hägg, J A:



Halffter, E:


(arr Maurice Gendron)


Valse, Op. 35

Habanera, Op. 86


Mummenschantz (Hornpipe) (from Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11)

Romance Impromptu in E flat major, Op. post.



(arr Rachmaninov/Lidström)


The Sea of Flowers is Rising Higher (Elegy for solo cello)


Arabesque No. 1 (from Sept Arabesques)




Canción negra No. 5, Canto negro

(arr Mats Lidström)


Air vif: ‘Torture d'Alphise' (from Les Boréades, Act 4)

(arr Mats Lidström)


Poème in F sharp major, Op. 32 No. 1

(arr Mats Lidström)

Romance in A minor


Rondino (from Five Pieces, Op. 81)

Berceuse (No 6 of Six Pieces, Op. 79)


Adagio, Op. 20 No. 5

(arr Mats Lidström)


Courante (from Le Tombeau de Rameau)


Pishnetto (Recital Etude No. 5)

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Hyperion Instrumental Selections - CDA67184


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Christmas with the Dallas Symphony Brass


Christmas Toons

arr. Anthony DiLorenzo


The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

arr. Michael Allen

Gruber, F:

Silent Night

arr. Robert Elkjer


Christmas Day, H109

arr. Michael Allen


Hark! the herald angels sing

arr. Anthony DiLorenzo


Vespers, Op. 37: Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin)

arr. David Borsvold


Fanfare for Christmas


Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

arr. David Hanson


Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?

arr. Phil Snedecor

Ding dong! merrily on high

arr. Luther Henderson

Fum, Fum, Fum

arr. William Berry

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day

arr. Raymond Burkhardt

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

arr. Andrew Kazdi

Infant Holy

Joy to the World!

arr. Anthony DiLorenzo

Wade, J F:

O come, all ye faithful

Mary Preston (organ)

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass, Lawrence Loh

In December 2013, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra began an annual Christmas concert featuring the brass and percussion members of the DSO with the incredible Lay Family Concert Organ by C.B. Fisk. It has become a highlight of the DSO’s holiday season.

Rejoice: Christmas with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass, Percussion and the Lay Family Concert Organ is a selection of live performances from this concert that show the artistry and playing of the members of this great orchestra in its venue.

Rejoice includes traditional carols and Christmas favorites in a variety of musical settings - from brass quintet to full symphonic brass and percussion - ranging from classical to jazz styles.

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Grainger: Chosen gems for piano

Grainger: Chosen gems for piano


Danish Folk-song Suite

One More Day, My John

Knight & Shepherd's Daughter

Near Woodstock Town

Country Gardens

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Shepherd's Hey

To a Nordic Princess

Love at First Sight

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

Bridal Lullaby

Handel in the Strand

Colonial Song

Nell op. 18 No. 1 (Fauré)

Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz

Now, Oh Now I needs Must Part

Unicorn is delighted to reissue Australian pianist, Penelope Thwaites’ highly acclaimed selection of Grainger miniatures for solo piano including 'Country Gardens' and Shepherd's Hey'.

Unicorn - DKPCD9127



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Themes of Grainger

Themes of Grainger


Molly on the Shore

Shallow Brown

Nicholas Sears (baritone)

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Handel in the Strand

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

Mock Morris


Fantasy Octet on Themes of Grainger, Op. 87

Chandos - CHAN9346

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Grainger: The Music of Percy Grainger, Vol. II

Grainger: The Music of Percy Grainger, Vol. II


The Lads of Wamphray March

Handel in the Strand

Spoon River

Walking Tune

Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon

Eastern Intermezzo

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

Scotch Strathspey and Reel

University of Houston Wind Ensemble, Eddie Green

Mark Records - Grainger: The Music of Percy Grainger - 1350-MCD

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The Enchanted Isle: Australian Piano Music

The Enchanted Isle: Australian Piano Music

Agnew, R:

Rabbit Hill

Youthful Fancies: Sleeping Child

Rural Sketches: Fairy Dell

Rural Sketches: Starry Night

A Country Lane

An Autumn Morning


Contrasts: A Child's Dream


Before Dawn

Dance of the Wild Men

Benjamin, A:

Fantasies, Book I: A Song with a Sad Ending

Evans, L:

Lavender Time







Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

The Gum-Suckers March (from In a Nutshell)

Colonial Song

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Hill, Alfred:

One came Fluting


The Poet Dreams

Valse Triste

Dancing Faun

Come Again Summer

Hill, M:

The Leafy Lanes of Kent


Two Little Birds

Sunday Morning

The Enchanted Isle

The Cinderella Suite: Cinderella

Fairy Ships

The Island

Weeping Mist (A Legend)


At the Bathing Pool

By the River


Hyde, M B:

The Fountain

Tamara Anna Cislowska (piano)

ABC Classics - ABC4766298

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Christmas in Vermont

Christmas in Vermont


Haitian Noel

Farnaby, G:

Fancies, Toyes and Dreams


The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

Hairston, Jester:

Mary's Boy Child

Mason, L:

Joy to the World

Nestor, L:

Rorate coeli desuper


Christmas Cantata


Christmas Crackers II

No Room in the Inn

Adeste fideles

Tantum Ergo

The Glory Manger

Deck the Hall

Coventry Carol

The Virgin Mary had a baby boy

Good Mornin', It's Christmas

Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble, Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Robert DeCormier

The Counterpoint Chorale and the Vermont Symphony Brass Quintet gave their first holiday concert in 2003 and, after countless requests, here is their first CD. It begins with a 50th anniversary performance of the late Daniel Pinkham’s marvelous Christmas Cantata and continues through a bright and joyful collection of traditional tunes and discoveries. Christmas in Vermont is a feast for your ears and a gift for your heart.

Albany - TROY985

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Anne Sofie von Otter presents an all-new album of holiday favourites and discovery pieces from around the world

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, BWV469

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'




Le Noel des oiseaux


Christbaum, Op. 8 No. 1

Die Hirten, Op. 8 No. 2

The Three Kings




Blithe Bells

The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol


Julens Vuggesang, EG 155 (text: Adolf Langsted)

Head, M:

The Three Mummers


Chanteurs de Noels


Villancico Vasco (from Villancicos Españolas)

Villancico Castellano (from Villancicos Españolas)

Villancico de Córdoba (from Villancicos Españolas)

Villancico Andaluz (from Villancicos Españolas)


Jul, jul, strålande jul (text: Edvard Evers)


The cradle in Bethlehem


Mariä Wiegenlied, Op. 76 No. 52


Nu sa kommer julen, Op. 1 No. 2

En etsi valtaa, loistoa (text: Zacharias Topelius), Op. 1 No. 4

The Spruce Tree Op. 75 No. 5



Pris vare gud

So Blest a Sight


Gläns över sjö och strand

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) & Bengt Forsberg (piano)

DG - E4775725

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