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Tuneful percussion

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Tuneful percussion / Percy Grainger ; [performed by] Woof!.

  • Published by Move Records — 2000 [MD3222] — 1 CD (54 min.)
  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 2 Jan 2015.
  • Library Availability: CD 716 — Available for loan

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We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 2 Jan 2015.

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Product details

Nominated for Best Classical CD at the 2001 Aria Awards!

It took musicians about 60 years to realise the beautiful possibilities of the Saxophone family. How long will it be before the rich quality of the percussion section will be used in full?

So said the ever before-his-time Percy Grainger in 1926. The famous Australian composer's life-long fascination with percussion instruments began in Paris in 1900 when he was inspired by the sonorities and clear tones of the Balinese and Javanese gong orchestras. Later he turned to designing his own unique 'tuneful' percussion, including a set of staff bells and a steel marimba, which he deposited in his Melbourne museum in the mid 1930s.

Rarely used since and never before recorded, these instruments now take centre stage on this new recording of Grainger's complete music for percussion. With the assistance of the Grainger Museum and some recently discovered manuscripts, the Woof! percussion quartet presents a most unusual and authentic listening experience.

Duration: 54 min.

Performers: Woof! ; Christine Baker (percussion) ; Matthew Goddard (percussion) ; Stephen Hardie (percussion) ; Tracey Patten (percussion) ; Mark Knoop (piano, celeste, harmonium: Gamelan anklung, Blithe bells, Crying for the moon, Pagodes, London Bridge, La vallée des cloches, Under en bro) ; Michael Lichnovsky (conductor: Eastern intermezzo, Crying for the moon, Pagodes, La vallée des cloches, Sekar gadung, Under en bro) ; Kirsten Boerema (mezzo-soprano: Crying for the moon, Sekar gadung, Under en bro) ; Clifford Plumpton (bass: Sekar Gadung, Under en bro) ; Sylvia Hosking (double bass: Gamelan anklung, Eastern intermezzo, London Bridge, La vallée des cloches, Under en bro) ; Linden String Quartet (La vallée des cloches, Under en bro) ; Michal Loftus-Hills (violin: La vallée des cloches, Under en bro) ; Jane Mason (violin: La vallée des cloches, Under en bro) ; Danielle Arcaro (viola: La vallée des cloches, Under en bro) ; Phillipa Gardiner-Svarc (violoncello: La vallée des cloches, Under en bro) ; Wendy Clarke (flute, piccolo: Gamelan anklung, Seakar gadung) ; Mary Anderson (harp: La vallée des cloches) ; Vaughan McAlley (tenor: Lonely desert man) ; Ormond College Choir (Lonely desert man).

Liner notes include brief biographical notes on performers and composer.


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