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Polyphony: At Twilight

Song NameComposer
Percy Grainger:
Irish Tune from County DerryPercy Granger
Dollar and a Half a DayPercy Granger
ShenandoahPercy Granger
StormyPercy Granger
The Gypsy's Wedding DayPercy Granger
Brigg FairPercy Granger
Mo nighean dubhPercy Granger
O Mistress MinePercy Granger
Edvard Grieg
Four PsalmsEdvard Grieg
How Fair is Thy faceEdvard Grieg
God's Son hath set me freeEdvard Grieg
Jesus Christ our Lord is risenEdvard Grieg
In heav'n aboveEdvard Grieg
Ave, Maris StellaEdvard Grieg
Percy Grainger
Soldier, soldierPercy Grainger
Mary ThomsonPercy Grainger
Ye banks and braesPercy Grainger
DalvisaPercy Grainger
Australian Up-Country SongPercy Grainger
Near Woodstock TownPercy Grainger
The Sussex Mummers' CarolPercy Grainger
A Song of VarmelandPercy Grainger
At TwilightPercy Grainger

Directed by Stephen Layton

The pairing of music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg at first may seem odd. In fact, though, the two composers were good friends. Grieg lauded Grainger's folk song settings as helping to create "an independent English music." The choral music of Grainger and Grieg on this CD, sung gloriously by Polyphony, was written in the early 1900's. Most of Grainger's settings are of English folk songs, though there are a few Irish and Scotch ones as well. The CD also includes a song from Grainger's native Australia (Track 18 Australian Up-Country Song). The Four Psalms by Grieg are his last completed works and are based on Norwegian church melodies. To further connect the composers, the English translations of the psalms were written by Grainger. This wonderful recording also features soloists tenor Paul Agnew and baritone David Wilson-Johnson.

Item code: 7157C | 1 CD | $12.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England
CDH 55236

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