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GRAINGER, Percy Aldridge
b Melbourne, Australia, 8 July 1882
d New York, 20 February 1961, aged seventy-eight

He studied in Melbourne, in Frankfurt, and with Busoni in Berlin, making his first concert appearance as a pianist in England in 1900. There followed tours of South Africa and Australia, and he made his American debut in New York in 1915. From 1917 to 1919 he served with the US Army as bandsman and music instructor, and became a US citizen in 1918. From 1919 to 1931 he taught piano at the Chicago Musical College, and was made chairman of the music department of New York University in 1932. Among his close friends were Grieg and Delius.

1910 (28)

Mock Morris, for piano

1911 (29)

Handel in the Strand, for piano trio

1916 (34)

In a Nutshell, suite for piano and orchestra

1918 (36)

Children's March, for piano

1921 (39)

Molly on the Shore, for orchestra/solo piano/wind band

1922 (40)

Shepherd's Hey, for orchestra/solo piano/wind band

1925 (43)

Country Gardens, for piano duet

1927 (45)

Shallow Brown, for chorus and orchestra

Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air)

1928 (46)

Colonial Songs

Over the Hills and Far Away, for orchestra

1929 (47)

English Dance, for orchestra

1930 (48)

Lord Peter's Stable Boy, for chorus and orchestra

Spoon River, for piano duet

To a Nordic Princess, for orchestra

1931 (49)

The Nightingale and the Two Sisters, for orchestra

1932 (50)

Blithe Bells, for orchestra

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