English dance : keyboard trio
by Percy Grainger (1905)
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Library shelf no. CD 574 [Available for loan]
Colonial Song is Grainger's love song to his native Australia. Based on an original tune first thought of in 1905, Grainger described this work as being his attempt at writing a song in which he wished to express feelings aroused by thoughts of the scenery and people of his native country and to write a melody as apposite to these as Stephen Foster's songs are to rural America. Grainger endows his rich melody - the opening of which he acknowledges as being influenced by Brahms - with a folk-song-like flexibility adding counter-melodies, inner harmonies and a myriad of harmonic digressions which carry the listener along on a tide of emotional heights.
— Barry Peter Ould
Instrumentation: 3 pianos.
Duration: 10 min.
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