A Tribute to Percy Grainger
A Tribute to Percy Grainger commemorates the 125th anniversary of Grainger's birth. The album also acknowledges the mutually beneficial relationship Grainger had with The United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Grainger was often able to proof and check voicings in a number of his scores as well as test sketches of potential works with the cooperation of the band's guiding point. He also appeared as a guest conductor or piano soloist on several occasions. The relationship between Percy Grainger and the Military Academy Band is an often overlooked piece of musical history. Representing some of the finest musical talent in America, The United States Military Academy Concert Band has a history marked with several world-class performances and close association with renowned composers, including Percy Grainger. A Tribute to Percy Grainger features some of Grainger's greatest works including Shepherd's Hey, Children's March "Over the Hills and Far Away", and Colonial Song. Honoring the memory and innumerable musical contributions of Percy Grainger, this album is both inspiring and captivating.