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The Grainger Edition, Vol.9 - Works for Chorus and Orchestra 3

Grainger: Vol. 9 - Works for Chorus & Orchestra 3

The Classical Shop
release date: September 1998

Recorded in 24 Bit / 44.1Khz
album available as a Studio File
Originally recorded in 1997

Artists:

City of London Sinfonia


Richard Hickox


Stephen Varcoe

baritone

Tim Hugh

cello

Pamela Helen Stephen

mezzo-soprano

Susan Gritton

soprano

Mark Tucker

tenor

Joyful Company of Singers



Venue:

Blackheath Halls, London



Producer:

Ralph Couzens



Engineer:

Jonathan Cooper


Richard Smoker

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Choir

Total Time - 60:59
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The Grainger Edition, Vol.9 - Works for Chorus and Orchestra 3

 

PERCY GRAINGER

Select Complete Single Disc for
1 

Mock Morris

3:21
2 

The Power of Love

4:23
  (edited by Barry Peter Ould)  
  premiere recording in this version  
3 

Died for Love

1:29
  (edited by Dana Paul Perna)  
  premiere recording in this version  
4 

Love Verses from The Song of Solomon

6:45
5 

Shepherd's Hey!

2:07
6 

Early One Morning

2:02
  (edited by Barry Peter Ould)  
  premiere recording in this version  
7 

The Three Ravens

4:04
8 

Scherzo

1:40
  (edited by Barry Peter Ould)  
premiere recording
9 

Youthful Rapture

5:11
10 

Random Round (Set version)

6:01
  (edited by Barry Peter Ould)  
11 

The Merry King

4:22
  (edited by R. Mark Rogers)  
  premiere recording in this version  
  Rev. John Park  
12 

O Gin I Were Where Gadie Rins

1:43
  (edited by Barry Peter Ould)  
premiere recording
13 

Skye Boat Song

3:30
  (edited by Barry Peter Ould)  
  Rudyard Kipling  
14 

Danny Deever

3:16
  (edited by Barry Peter Ould)  
  premiere recording in this version  
15 

Irish Tune from County Derry (1952)

3:36
  (edited by Barry Peter Ould)  
  Ian Watson, solovox  
  premiere recording in this version  
16 

Dollar and a Half a Day

3:21
17 

Molly on the Shore

4:08


Richard Hickox conducts the City of London Sinfonia and Joyful Company of Singers in this third volume of works for chorus and orchestra, featuring three premiere recordings.

As a boy, Grainger was spell bound by Anglo-Saxon sagas and narrative poetry, and longed to write music inspired by that imaginative world, far removed from his antipodean origins. Notwithstanding this diversity of influence, the listener may nevertheless discern within Grainger’s total output a motivic and thematic unity. Indeed, certain themes and phrases having special significance for Grainger appear under several guises in quite disparate works. This may suggest that Grainger himself saw no inherent contradiction in choosing such a wide variety of sources - linguistic, cultural and ethnically unique - and that he lavished on all his sources the same respect and artistic striving. Grainger’s concern for the under-dog, his unfailingly democratic spirit, his compassion for the tragedy of the ordinary, suffering humanity and his belief in the transcendent power of love - all are reflected in his choice of texts and the trenchant musical originality with which he expresses those leading ideas of his approach to life.

"...The orchestra sounds thrilling indeed when Hickox lets them go. He is very, very good in this entire oeuvre. Notes and sound are up to Chandos’s best-state of the art. A great treat, recommended with pleasure."

Greenfield - American Record Guide - March/April 1999


"...With performances and recording well up to the standards of this sbsorbing series, this disc can be safetly recommended."

Calum MacDonald - Hi-Fi News & Record Review - March 1999


"...All Grainger lovers will want to add this to a huge and growing discography..."

The Delian - January 1999


                        Classic CD Choice

"The most varied and entertaining volume in the Chandos Grainger series thus far."

Terry Blain - Classic CD - December 1998





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N Ashworth

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C Orbelian