Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy' (Londonderry Air)

This page lists all recordings of Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy' (Londonderry Air), by Percy Grainger (1882-1961) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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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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Piers Lane goes to town

Piers Lane goes to town


Bach, J S:

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

arr. Dame Myra Hess

Benjamin, A:

Jamaican Rumba

Confrey:

Dizzy Fingers

Delibes:

Naila: Waltz

arr. Ernö Dohnányi

Doheny:

Toccata for Piers Lane

Grainger:

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Hopkins, Antony:

Variations on a well-known theme

Ireland:

Ballerina

Karg-Elert:

Arabesque No. 1 in G flat major 'Filigran', Op. 5

Keane, R:

The Tiger Tango (Movement 3 of Save the Animals Suite)

Lane, A:

Toccata (Movement 4 of Suite)

Mayerl:

Marigold

Moore, Dudley:

Beethoven Parody 'And the same to you'

Parker, K:

Down Longford Way

Poulenc:

Nocturne No. 4 in C minor 'Bal fantôme'

Rachmaninov:

Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3

Saya:

Barcarolles

Sherwin, M:

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

arr. Regis Danillon

Templeton:

Bach goes to Town


Piers Lane (piano)

Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche.

This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland’s Ballerina and Mark Saya’s Offenbach/Chopin conflation Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote for Piers himself. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“Lane’s joie de vivre is infectious in the more flamboyant pieces. He loves these pieces, and isn’t coy about telling us that we can, and should, love them too. Flamboyance and poetry are nicely balanced, and Lane attacks the cheesier numbers with such relish that resistance is futile.” The Arts Desk, 12th October 2013

“Although some works are serious, some are dark, and some are very silly, they hang together by dint of the pianist’s personality...Like the disc itself, the notes are amiable, approachable, witty and a pleasure to loaf around with.” MusicWeb International, 1st November 2013

“Lane in wonderful debonair mode here, sparkling through a personal encore selection from Jamaican Rumba to a Toccata by his own father, and from Myra Hess to Dudley Moore.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2013 *****

“A pot pourri of pianistic palate-cleansers and party pieces...there was just the right balance between the flashy pieces and the slower, more contemplative numbers to keep me entertained all the way through...There’s certainly no shortage of impressive virtuosity, including perhaps the best-known item on the disc, Arthur Benjamin’s Jamaican Rumba, which is despatched with great aplomb and panache.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 2nd September 2013

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2nd September 2013

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Salute To Percy Grainger

Salute To Percy Grainger


Grainger:

Shepherd's Hey

Willow Willow

I'm seventeen come Sunday

Bold William Taylor

There was a Pig went out to Dig

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

Lord Maxwell's Goodnight

'The Duke of Marlborough' Fanfare

Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow

Scotch Strathspey and Reel

The Pretty Maid milkin' her Cow

The Sprig of Thyme

Lisbon (Dublin Bay)

The Lost Lady Found

Shallow Brown

Molly on the Shore

Shenandoah

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Brigg Fair

Green Bushes

Under A Bridge

Dollar and a Half a Day

The Merry King

Six Dukes Went a-Fishin'

Stormy

The Three Ravens

Died for Love

Country Gardens

The Power of Love

The Hunter in His Career

The Warriors

Philharmonia Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner


Peter Pears (tenor), Anna Reynolds (mezzo-soprano) & John Shirley Quirk (baritone)

Ambrosian Singers, Wandsworth Boys’ Choir & Linden Singers, Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford

Recording locations: ‘The Maltings’ Concert Hall, Snape, UK, December 1968 (CD 1: 1-14), November 1972 (CD 1: 15-19, CD 2: 1-3, 5-7, 9-10), March 1976 (CD 2: 4); unknown location, May 1927 (CD1: 8); All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, UK, February 1994 (The Warriors)

A composer with an extraordinary ear for sonority, original in his outlook, sometimes misunderstood, now revered, Percy Grainger is one of Australia’s most unique sons, and, in the words of Sir Peter Pears, one of its “most independent and single-minded spirits”. Many of these recordings, of vocal and chamber orchestra pieces, were made by Decca in 1968 and 1972 and issued, together with a 1927 recording of Grainger playing his Country Gardens and of Peter Pears and Osian Ellis performing Six Dukes wenta-fishin’ in two volumes, with the title Salute to Percy Grainger. The title is retained for this anthology and to it is added Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Deutsche Grammophon recording of The Warriors, presenting nearly two hours of some of Grainger’s finest utterances in some of their earliest (and best) performances to be captured on record. Ten of these items [CD2: 1-10] make their first appearance on CD.

The performers are a Who’s Who of great Decca artists. Benjamin Britten and Steuart Bedford share the conducting duties on the Decca recordings, and the vocalists include Sir Peter Pears, Anna Reynolds and John Shirley-Quirk, together with the Ambrosian Singers and the Wandsworth Boys’ Choir. The notes are written by celebrities too – Sir Peter Pears and Grainger scholar, John Bird – and include affectionate reminiscences. Complete song texts are included.

"This is an altogether delightful anthology, beautifully played and recorded by these distinguished artists … the recording is an extremely good one” Penguin Guide ***

“the enchantments remain … will surely give pleasure” Gramophone

“This two-CD collection includes Britten's classic 1968 recording, which is one of the best of all Grainger recitals in itself...Dazzling sound.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

“The performances by Britten, the tenor Peter Pears and the glorious baritone of John Shirley-Quirk, not to mention the Ambrosian Singers, Linden Singers and Wandsworth Boys’ Choir, have a finesse that defines an imperilled English musical tradition we are in danger of losing.” Sunday Times, 31st October 2010 ****

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31st January 2011

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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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31st January 2011

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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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The Journey - Duo Amythis

The Journey - Duo Amythis


Albéniz:

Mallorca, barcarola, Op. 202

Bogdanovic:

Sonata Fantasia

Falla:

Danse Espagnole No. 1 (from La Vida Breve)

Ritual Fire Dance (from El amor brujo)

Grainger:

Country Gardens

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Shepherd's Hey

Houghton:

Wave Radiance

Möller, J:

When Buds are Breaking


Duo Amythis: Véronique van Duurling (guitar) & Harold Gretton (guitar)

The Duo Amythis is made up of guitarists Véronique van Duurling (Belgium) and Harold Gretton (Australia). Formed in December 2008, the duo performed its first concert in Canberra in January 2009. Since then, they have played concerts, both solo and as a duo, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and many other countries.

On their latest CD they take their listeners on a journey from the Australian plain over the spirited Balkans to the snow-covered north of Sweden.

Véronique van Duurling plays a guitar built in 2015 by Arnoldo Garcia, Harold Gretton plays a guitar built in 2008 by Greg Smallman and Sons.

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Airs & Dances

Airs & Dances


includes:

Arnold:

Four Scottish Dances, Op. 59

Grainger:

Lincolnshire Posy

Molly on the Shore

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

and traditional airs and dances including

Scotland the Brave

Irish Rover

As I Roved Out

Loch Lomond (arr. S. Stanke)

Rocky Road to Dublin with Filly's First Flight (arr. E. Lewis)

Cockles and Mussels

Let Erin Remember - High Road to Gairloch - Minstrel Boy

Brother Green

The H.L.I. Hornpipe - Walking the Floor - The Skye Boat Song - Orange and Blue - Captain Horne - The High Road to Linton

Down by the Salley Gardens

God Save Ireland - The Boy From Killane - Wearing of the Green

The Saffron Kilt - The Irish Washerwoman

I'll Tell Me Ma

Amazing Grace


United States Air Force Singing Sergeants (chorus), United States Air Force Reserve Band, Lowell Graham, Larry H. Lang, Alan L. Bonner, Dennis M. Layendecker, Chad Steffey

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Themes of Grainger

Themes of Grainger


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

Leighton:

Fantasy Octet on Themes of Grainger, Op. 87


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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: Country Gardens and Other Favourites

Grainger: Country Gardens and Other Favourites


Grainger:

Country Gardens

(version for orchestra)

Shepherd's Hey

(version for orchestra)

Colonial Song

(version for orchestra)

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

(version for orchestra)

The Immovable Do (The Cyphering C)

(version for orchestra)

Mock Morris

(version for orchestra)

Handel in the Strand

(version for orchestra)

Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

(version for orchestra)

Spoon River

(version for orchestra)

My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone

(version for orchestra)

Molly on the Shore

(version for orchestra)


Recorded in 1959

Naxos Classical Archives - 980953

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