Royal Norwegian Navy Band & Bjarte Engeset - Grainger: Complete Music for Wind Band, Vol. 1 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 302 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 15 | Time: 67:51 min
This is the first volume in a complete sequence of Percy Graingers music for wind band and it adheres strictly to his instrumental demands, whether for Hammond organ, Swiss hand bells or steel marimbaphone. Grainger, who considered the medium an unrivalled vehicle for emotional expression, wrote a series of Chosen Gems for Winds, which include beautiful transcriptions of music by composers such as Bach, Franck and Fauré. This first volume also contains some of his greatest and most joyous creations the immortal Country Gardens, Shepherds Hey and Molly on the Shore.