Grainger: Early One Morning

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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 ****

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An introduction to Percy Grainger

An introduction to Percy Grainger


Grainger:

Country Gardens, version A

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Green Bushes

Early One Morning

There was a Pig went out to Dig

Shepherd's Hey

Shallow Brown

Lincolnshire Posy

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

Handel in the Strand

I'm seventeen come Sunday

Blithe Bells

Molly on the Shore

Mock Morris

English Dance


Stephen Varcoe (baritone) / David Archer (trumpet) / Andrew Watkinson (violin) / Jonathan Scott (harmonium) / Penelope Thwaites (piano)

Joyful Company of Singers / BBC Philharmonic / BBC Philharmonic / City of London Sinfonia / Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Richard Hickox, Matthias Bamert, Timothy Reynish

"Hickox is very, very good in this repertoire. Each tug at the heart-strings is brought off with taste and style." The Gramophone

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Grainger: Vol. 83

Grainger: Vol. 83


Grainger:

Mock Morris

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, John Hopkins

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Antony Walker

Molly on the Shore

Leslie Howard (piano)

Country Gardens

Leslie Howard (piano)

Scotch Strathspey and Reel

Sinfonia Australis, Cantillation, Antony Walker

I'm seventeen come Sunday

Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker

Colonial Song

Tamara-Anna Cislowska (piano)

Handel in the Strand

Leslie Howard (piano)

Danish Folk-song Suite

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope

The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Hopkins

Brigg Fair

Dan Walker (piano)

Cantillation, Paul Stanhope

Early One Morning

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope

Shallow Brown

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (baritone)

Sinfonia Australis, Cantillation, Antony Walker

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra, Antony Walker

Dreamery

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope

Blithe Bells

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope

Shepherd's Hey

Roger Woodward (piano)


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Grainger: Ever Yours

Grainger: Ever Yours

Selected Music and Letters of Percy Grainger


Grainger:

Mock Morris

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

Colonial Song

Dreamery

Harvest Hymn

The Power of Love

The Nightingale and The Two Sisters

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Blithe Bells

Early One Morning

'The Duke of Marlborough' Fanfare

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)


Grainger’s letters reflect his passion for life, music, physical experiences and language. On this disc, selected letters are read by Damien Beaument and excerpts of his orchestral works are performed by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, giving us an insight into his life and works.

“Grainger stylishly presented in Grainger’s own words with his own music. There’s no better place to start but even seasoned Grainger enthusiasts - those who already have the stunning Chandos Grainger Edition - will find much of value here.” MusicWeb International, March 2013

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Grainger: Jungle Book

Grainger: Jungle Book

& other choral works


Grainger:

Shallow Brown

Jungle Book

Good-bye to love

Died for Love

The Power of Love

The Rival Brothers

Six Dukes Went a-Fishin'

The Sprig of Thyme

Willow Willow

Recessional

Lord Maxwell's Goodnight

The Three Ravens

The running of shindand

Early One Morning

The Love Song of Har Dyal

My Love's in Germanie


This reissue commemorates the 50th anniversary of Grainger’s death in February 1961.

Harmonium, four guitars, two mandolas, two mandolins, two ukuleles, piccolo, three clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, two alto saxophones, horn, strings, piano, baritone and choir: and that’s just the scoring for one piece, the famous sea shanty Shallow Brown.

Grainger’s Jungle Book cycle was recorded here (for the original Hyperion release) for the first time. The eleven contrasting movements vividly portray the sentiments of Kipling’s poetry and Grainger wrote of the cycle that it was ‘composed as a protest against civilization’.

“Unquestionably an important and relishable release” Hi-Fi News

“This disc offers a sympathetic, endearing portrait of a composer too often valued for his wackiness and eccentricity alone” Classic CD

“Grainger's cycle evokes the lyrical side of Kipling's animal tales. As with the coupled folk arrangements, it's beautifully sung.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 ****

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Pastoral Classics

Pastoral Classics

Music for a Summer's Day


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral' - Andante molto mosso

Bridge:

Summer

Bucalossi:

The Grasshopper's Dance

Butterworth, G:

The Banks of Green Willow

Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Delius:

Summer night on the river

Dvorak:

In Nature's Realm Overture, Op. 91

Dyson:

Pastoral from Children's Suite after Walter de la Mare

Violin Concerto: 3rd movement

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)

Elgar:

Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 No. 2

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Glazunov:

The Seasons, Op. 67: extracts

Grainger:

Early One Morning

Tommy Reilly (harmonica), Skaila Kanga (harp)

Shepherd's Hey

Country Gardens

Grieg:

Peer Gynt: Morning

Howells:

Three Dances for violin and orchestra, Op. 7: 2nd movement

Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)

Ketèlbey:

Suite: In a Lover's Garden: 1st movement

Prokofiev:

War and Peace, Op. 91: Intermezzo

Strauss, Josef:

Die Libelle - Polka mazur, Op. 204

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: June (Barcarolle)

trad.:

Cherry Ripe

Tommy Reilly (harmonica), Skaila Kanga (harp)

The Last Rose of Summer

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 3 'A Pastoral Symphony': 1st movement

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Vivaldi:

Concerto in C major for mandolin/lute, RV425: 1st movement

Craig Ogden (guitar), Alison Stephens (mandolin)


BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Academy of St Martin, et al. in the Fields

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The Grainger Edition Volume 18

The Grainger Edition Volume 18

Works for unaccompanied chorus


Grainger:

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


Helen Parker (soprano), Nicola Stonehouse (mezzo-soprano), Paul Badley (tenor)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus, Richard Hickox

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The Grainger Edition Volume 12

The Grainger Edition Volume 12

Songs for Mezzo-soprano


Grainger:

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


Della Jones (mezzo-soprano), Penelope Thwaites (piano)

“Again Grainger amazes, amuses, arouses, intrigues. These 'Songs for mezzo' originate in Britain (with an excellent sequence of Scottish songs), Jutland and Australia. Some are folksongs collected in the early years of the century; two have words by Kipling, five by Ella, Grainger's wife, and some have no words at all.
The latter are fortifying antidotes to those textmerchants who think that song is essentially 'about' the communication of words, whereas everybody knows that you sing (la-la, dee-dee, as in these of Grainger) because a tune has taken your fancy and singing it makes you feel better.
It's really Della Jones's record, or hers and that of the admirable Penelope Thwaites. But the menfolk appear occasionally and always to effect. Mark Padmore is a resourceful tenor with hints here that he has in reserve a vibrant, rather Italianate body of tone. Jones hereself is a natural for Grainger: she has the spirit to match, and, like him, a certain ambiguity in her forthrightness, so that at times we're not quite sure what's serious and what's a bit of fun. The Colonial Song ('Sentimental No 1') is unashamedly nostalgic, but with an element of send-up too: in the piano solos especially a joyful passage of inspired improvisation that's both a joke and 'for real'.
Also for real is the prime quality of this disc, with 15 tracks 'premiere recordings' and 14 'premiere recordings in this version'.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“This is a glorious disc.” Gramophone Magazine

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The Grainger Edition Volume 9

The Grainger Edition Volume 9

Works for Chorus & Orchestra 3


Grainger:

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


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The Grainger Edition Volume 3

The Grainger Edition Volume 3

Works for Chorus & Orchestra


Grainger:

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


Mark Padmore (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Joyful Company of Singers, Duke Dobing (flute), David Archer (trumpet), Andrew Watkinson (violin), Penelope Thwaites (piano)

City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox

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