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An Introduction to Percy Grainger

> Country Gardens (version for piano solo) - Country Gardens
> Irish Tune from County Derry (version for orchestra) - Irish tune from County Derry
> Green Bushes - Green Bushes
> Early One Morning (version for vocals and piano) - Early One Morning
> There was a Pig went Out to Dig - There was a Pig went Out to Dig
> Shepherd's Hey - Shepherd's Hey
> Shallow Brown - Shallow Brown
> Lincolnshire Posy - No. 1. Lisbon [Dublin Bay]
> Lincolnshire Posy - No. 2. Harkstow Grange
> Lincolnshire Posy - No. 3. Rufford Park Poachers
> Lincolnshire Posy - No. 4. The Brisk Young Sailor
> Lincolnshire Posy - No. 5. Lord Melbourne
> Lincolnshire Posy - No. 6. The Lost Lady Found
> The Immovable Do, "The Ciphering C" - The Immovable Do [The Ciphering C]
> Handel in the Strand - Handel in the Strand
> I'm Seventeen Come Sunday - I'm Seventeen Come Sunday
> Blithe Bells (arr. of J.S.Bach's Sheep may safely graze from BWV 208 for orchestra) - Blithe Bells (arr. of J.S. Bach's Sheep may safely graze from BWV 208 for orchestra)
> Molly on the Shore - Molly on the Shore
> Mock Morris (version for orchestra) - Mock Morris
> English Dance (version for orchestra) - English Dance

Album Summary

>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for 10 strings with 2 horns ad lib. (BFMS
>Grainger, Percy : Green Bushes, passacaglia for 22 solo instruments or orchestra (BFMS 12)
>Grainger, Percy : Early One Morning, folk song for string orchestra (edited by Peter Barry Ould; BFMS unnumbered)
>Grainger, Percy : There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig, folk song for female chorus (or solo voices) (BFMS 18)
>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey
>Grainger, Percy : Shallow Brown, chanty for 1 or 2 voices (solo or chorus) & ensemble (SCS 3)
>Grainger, Percy : Lincolnshire Posy
>Grainger, Percy : Immovable Do
>Grainger, Percy : Handel in the Strand
>Grainger, Percy : I'm Seventeen Come Sunday, folk song for chorus, percussion & strings (BFMS 8)
>Grainger, Percy : Blithe Bells (Ramble on Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze"), for theater, small or massed orchestra (el
>Grainger, Percy : Molly on the Shore [British Folk Music Setting no 1] (based on two Cork reels)
>Grainger, Percy : Mock Morris, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (RMTB 1)
>Grainger, Percy : English Dance, for theater orchestra (elastic scoring)
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This CD includes the cream of Grainger's vast output and the carefully planned compilation is both an ideal introduction to this extraordinary composer's music.

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



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Works Details

>Grainger, Percy : Country Gardens
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1908-18.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1918

>Grainger, Percy : Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for 10 strings with 2 horns ad lib. (BFMS
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Grainger, Percy : Green Bushes, passacaglia for 22 solo instruments or orchestra (BFMS 12)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1921

>Grainger, Percy : Early One Morning, folk song for string orchestra (edited by Peter Barry Ould; BFMS unnumbered)
  • Performers: Andrew Watkinson (Violin); David Archer (Trumpet); Stephen Varcoe
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901-1950

>Grainger, Percy : There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig, folk song for female chorus (or solo voices) (BFMS 18)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1910

>Grainger, Percy : Shepherd's Hey
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1913

>Grainger, Percy : Shallow Brown, chanty for 1 or 2 voices (solo or chorus) & ensemble (SCS 3)
  • Performer: Stephen Varcoe
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?08/1910-?/1925

>Grainger, Percy : Lincolnshire Posy
  • Conductor: Timothy Reynish
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1905-37.
  • Running Time: 14 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1937

>Grainger, Percy : Immovable Do
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933-1942

>Grainger, Percy : Handel in the Strand
  • Performer: Penelope Thwaites (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911-1949

>Grainger, Percy : I'm Seventeen Come Sunday, folk song for chorus, percussion & strings (BFMS 8)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1912

>Grainger, Percy : Blithe Bells (Ramble on Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze"), for theater, small or massed orchestra (el
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930-1931

>Grainger, Percy : Molly on the Shore [British Folk Music Setting no 1] (based on two Cork reels)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1914

>Grainger, Percy : Mock Morris, for orchestra (elastic scoring) (RMTB 1)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910-1914

>Grainger, Percy : English Dance, for theater orchestra (elastic scoring)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899-1925