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Lincolnshire Posy: Music for Band by Percy Grainger

Our first recording for March is another release from the Dallas Wind Symphony. Jerry Junkin leads this internationally known ensemble on a CD dedicated to music for Band by Percy Grainger. Whether you played in your school band or are completely new to this literature, the works of Grainger hold a special place in the collection.

Percy Grainger was born in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, but studied composition in Germany. He was part of the so-called “Frankfurt Group,” a group of composers who all studied at the Hoch Conservatory in the late 1890′s, which included Cyril Scott, Henry Balfour Gardiner, Norman O’Neill and Roger Quilter.

Grainger is known for his early use of 20 century techniques well before the time when they became established. And he utilized many of those methods in his best-known work, “Lincolnshire Posy.”

Our quick pick this week is the newest release from pianist Garrick Ohlsson, an artist who seems to record faster than many other artists learn music. On this CD he performs the complete etudes of Alexander Scriabin.

Music Heard On This Episode

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Molly on the Shore
Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony — Lincolnshire Posy: Music for Band of Percy Grainger (Reference Recordings, 2008)
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Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Molly on the Shore
Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony — Lincolnshire Posy: Music for Band of Percy Grainger (Reference Recordings, 2008)
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Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Irish Tune from County Derry
Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony — Lincolnshire Posy: Music for Band of Percy Grainger (Reference Recordings, 2008)
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Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Lincolnshire Posy: Lord Melbourne
Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony — Lincolnshire Posy: Music for Band of Percy Grainger (Reference Recordings, 2008)
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Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915): Etude in E major, Op. 8, No. 5
Garrick Ohlsson, piano — Alexander Scriabin: The Complete Etudes (Bridge, 2009)
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Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915): Etude in D sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 12
Garrick Ohlsson, piano — Alexander Scriabin: The Complete Etudes (Bridge, 2009)
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David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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