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Work

Green bushes : keyboard trio

by Percy Grainger (1906)

Also known as: Passacaglia on an English folk song

Audio Sample

Performance by Penelope Thwaites, Wayne Marshall, John Lavender from the CD Works for pianos.

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Works for pianos.

Library shelf no. CD 574 [Available for loan]

Green bushes

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Score

Green bushes : passacaglia on an English folksong / by Percy Aldridge Grainger.

Version: This product features the Full orchestra version of this work

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/GRA 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Green Bushes is a passacaglia on an English folk-song collected in Somerset by Cecil Sharp. With the exception of a momentary break, the 'Green Bushes' tune is heard constantly throughout the work pitted against a multitude of original counter-melodies. This setting was the first time a British folk-song had been treated in the passacaglia form, an innovation that Grainger avers led Delius to write his Brigg Fair and Dance Rhapsodies in a similar way.

— Barry Peter Ould

Work Details

Year: 1906

Instrumentation: 3 pianos.

Duration: 8 min.

Performances of this work

10 Sep 2011: at ASO Master Series (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Otto Tausk, Alban Gerhardt.

9 Sep 2011: at ASO Master Series (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Alban Gerhardt, Otto Tausk.

6 Aug 2011: at Festival Farewell! (Townsville Civic Theatre). Featuring John Contiguglia, Richard Contiguglia, Piers Lane.

19 Feb 2011: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Benjamin Northey, Jonathan Grieves-Smith.

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