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Audio CD, October 28, 1992
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listen  1. Youthful Suite: II. Rustic DanceMoray Welsh 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Youthful Suite: IV. Eastern IntermezzoPhilip Martin 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Blithe Bells (arr. of J.S.Bach's Sheep may safely graze from BWV 208 for piano): Blithe Bells (ramble on J.S. Bach's Sheep May Graze in Safety When a Goodly Shepherd Watches O'er Them)Kenneth Montgomery 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Spoon RiverKenneth Montgomery 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. My Robin is to the Greenwood GoneKenneth Montgomery 5:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Green BushesKenneth Montgomery 8:44Album Only
listen  7. Country GardensMoray Welsh 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Mock MorrisKenneth Montgomery 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Youthful RaptureMoray Welsh 6:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Shepherd's HeyPhilip Martin 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Walking TuneKenneth Montgomery 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Molly on the ShoreKenneth Montgomery 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Handel in the StrandKenneth Montgomery 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 28, 1992)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B000000A8X
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,417 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I am a very hearty Percy Grainger fan, but I am very dissappointed with the quality of the pieces on this CD. While the strings and Phillip Martin on the piano seem to carry their weight fairly well (the recording of Mock Morris is very nice), the wind players leave much to be desired. Balance and stylistic problems plague this CD. The first trumpet plays decent but can't time his breaths worth anything and the low woodwinds and brass put out a pitiful amount of sound. The flute's interpretation in "Blithe Bells" is stylistically terrible. There is also a horrible electronically synthesized solo in "Green Bushes" (Imitating Bassoon maybe???) which completely destroys that piece. Overall I'm very unhappy with this CD. If you're looking for Grainger, purchase the Chandos Grainger Edition CD's with the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble. Those CD's are vastly superior to this poor attempt at Grainger.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By seekerofbliss on May 14, 2013
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It is lovely to listen to, and I am glad I have added it to my music library. I had recently purchased some of Percy Grainger's piano music to use with my students, and have been glad to share this with them as well to provide a context for a composer who one discovers and rediscovers from time to time.
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