PERCY GRAINGER (1882-1961): Complete Music for Wind Band, Vol. 2 - The “Gum-Suckers” March, Irish Tune from County Derry (two versions, w/Hans Knut Sveen [organ] in second version), The Merry King (Joachim Carr [piano]), Children’s March (Over the Hills and Far Away), Colonial Song, Blithe Bells, C.P.E. Bach/Grainger: March, J.S. Bach/Grainger: See what his love can do, Josquin des Prez/Grainger: La Bernardina, Alfonso Ferrabosco II/Grainger: The Four Note Pavan, Herman Sandby/Grainger: Intermezzo (First Recording), Liszt/Grainger: Hungarian Fantasy (Carr [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 04T049
Description: Grainger admired the expressive intensity of the wind band and considered it a more suitable medium for the transcription of early music- such as the Bach and Ferrabosco pieces heard here- than the symphony orchestra. In this second volume of his music for wind ensemble there are further examples from the 23 Chosen Gems for Winds, full of his unique elastic scoring, as well as two versions of the Irish Tune from County Derry, one of his most beloved works, and a world premiere recording of Grainger’s arrangement of his friend Herman Sandby’s lovely Intermezzo. Royal Norwegian Navy Band; Bjarte Engeset.