Original Folksong settings

'Grainger inspired me to find more minimal approaches within my arranging. I embraced his style of using English performance directions such as 'pure', warm' or 'heavy' and enjoyed mimicking his chromatic harmonic movements, cheeky syncopated backings and soaring countermelodies to give my writing some of the qualities found in these…


Grainger’s countryside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8jyUQGAVCo Both 'Molly on the Shore' and 'Ye Banks and Braes o Bonnie Doon', ingeniously orchestrated for brass by our trumpet player and composer-in-residence Ryan Linham, were originally set by Grainger for many different combinations of instruments. These settings not only immortalise the folk melodies but preserve in some measure…

Read more about the article Grainger’s countryside
Nasmyth, Alexander; Loch Doon, Ayrshire; The Fitzwilliam Museum; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/loch-doon-ayrshire-5046

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