The Music Lover's Grainger

ALSM 04002

$ 16.98

Performed and recorded live in observation of the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death by the "President's Own" US Marine Band and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. The title The Music Lover’s Graingerwas borrowed from one of Grainger’s many unfinished publishing projects, reflecting the world première recordings featured on the program, including “The Lost Lady Found” transcribed for band and chorus, based on Grainger’s original setting for chorus and orchestra; the original, unpublished band version of “Spoon River”, reconstructed from the recently discovered manuscript parts; and an alternate, otherworldly harmonization of the “Londonderry Air”, scored for band, chorus, and organ. The composer drew music from English, Irish, Scottish, American, and Danish folksong for the works on this album.