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Percy Grainger: Folk Music - Christopher Glynn (piano); Claire Booth (soprano)
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  1. Bold William Taylor, folk song for mezzo-soprano or baritone & piano (BFMS 43)
  2. Six Dukes Went A-Fishin', folk song for voice & piano (BFMS 11)
  3. Knight and Shepherd's Daughter, folk song for piano (BFMS 18)
  4. Lord Maxwell's Goodnight, folk song for voice & piano (BFMS 42)
  5. My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone, song for piano (OEPM 2)
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  1. Bold William Taylor, folk song for mezzo-soprano or baritone & piano (BFMS 43)
  2. Six Dukes Went A-Fishin', folk song for voice & piano (BFMS 11)
  3. Knight and Shepherd's Daughter, folk song for piano (BFMS 18)
  4. Lord Maxwell's Goodnight, folk song for voice & piano (BFMS 42)
  5. My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone, song for piano (OEPM 2)
  6. The Pretty Maid Milkin' Her Cow, folk song for voice & piano (BFMS 27)
  7. The Sprig of Thyme, folk song for voice & piano (BFMS 24)
  8. The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol, folk song for voice & piano (edited by Stang)
  9. The Twa Corbies, for male voice & piano
  10. Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for piano (BFMS 6)
  11. Died for Love, folk song for female voice & piano (BFMS 10)
  12. The Power of Love, folk song for high voice & piano (DFMS 4)
  13. Walking Tune, for piano (RMTB 3)
  14. Willow, Willow, song for voice & piano (OEPM 1)
  15. Early One Morning, folk song for high voice & piano (BFMS unnumbered)
  16. One More Day, My John, chanty for piano (SCS 1)
  17. Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen, folk song for voice & piano (BFMS unnumbered)
  18. Country Gardens, folk song for piano, 4 hands (BFMS 22)
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Percy Grainger's versions of folk songs are unusual: not precisely settings, nor harmonizations, nor uses of the song as a starting point, but containing elements of all three. They are quite appealing, especially in straightforward performances like the ones here, and it's a bit hard to understand why they don't show up more often on song recitals. The tune is generally maintained intact, while the piano hints at, or fully embodies, themes in the text, and a performance that balances voice and piano equally yields good ...

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Percy Grainger: Folk Music 2017, Avie

UPC: 822252237221

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