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Grainger: Tribute to Foster - Thanksgiving Song - King Solomon’s Espousals (Works for Large Chorus and Orchestra)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis

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1
King Solomon's Espousals (Song of Solomon, Part V)
Percy Grainger; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
8:52
2
Danny Deever
Percy Grainger; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
4:03
3
Marching Song of Democracy
Percy Grainger; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
7:02
4
The Wraith of Odin
Percy Grainger; Sydney Chamber Choir; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
5:10
5
The Hunter in his Career
Percy Grainger; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
1:40
6
Sir Eglamore (1912 version)
Percy Grainger; Sydney Chamber Choir; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
3:56
7
The Lads of Wamphray
Percy Grainger; Sydney Chamber Choir; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
7:03
8
The Bride's Tragedy
Percy Grainger; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
10:10
9
Tribute to Foster
Percy Grainger; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
10:27
10
Thanksgiving Song
Percy Grainger; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
13:22
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:45
“... performances throughout are exemplary ... they have been accorded sound of splendiferous realism and at time almost startling physical impact ...”
- Gramophone

This recording complements the mammoth Chandos project, dating back over 20 years, devoted to the music of Percy Grainger. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are joined by the Sydney Chamber Choir under Sir Andrew Davis in works requiring large choral forces. Perhaps the best known of them is the Tribute to Foster, a musical extravaganza that uses the theme and words from Stephen Foster’s Camptown Races which Grainger remembered his mother singing to him when he was a child.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Hamer Hall, The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; 30 August – 1 September 2012 (live: Danny Deever, Marching Song of Democracy, The Bride’s Tragedy, Tribute to Foster) & 3, 4, 5, and 8 September 2012 (other works)
Executive producer: Ralph Couzens
Recording producer: Stephen Snelleman
Sound engineers: Alex Stinson (30 August – 1 and 3 September 2012) and Jim Atkins
(4, 5, and 8 September 2012)
Assistant engineers: Russell Thomson (30 August – 1 September 2012) and Alex Stinson
(4, 5, and 8 September 2012)
Editor: Peter Newble
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: Artwork by designer
Back cover: Photograph of Sir Andrew Davis by Dario Acosta
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Publishers: Bardic Edition, UK (King Solomon’s Espousals, The Wraith of Odin), Universal Edition (Marching Song of Democracy), Oxford University Press (Tribute to Foster), Schott Music Ltd, Mainz (other works)

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