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Percy Grainger was born in Australia in 1882. This composer belonged to the Modern (Serious) period, and died in 1961. Grainger

Percy Grainger was born in Melbourne, Australia,  in 1882.  In 1895, at the age of 17, he emigrated with his mother from Australia to Europe, and he studied for 4 years in Germany, then moved to London. Here he established his reputation as a concert pianist, and also started to collect English folk songs. In 1914 he emigrated to the USA, took US citizenship, and served in the army as a bandsman.

He later travelled to Scandinavia, where he met Grieg who became a close friend. He married a Swedish painter and returned to USA.  He did return to Melbourne, Australia a few times, and he started a musical research centre at the University of Melbourne.

His more serious music included folk song settings, one large orchestral work The Warriors, and some modern abstract and electronic music.  He was popular in earlier days for his lighter piano music, including his arrangement of English Country Gardens and Mock Morris


Works written by Grainger      
Audio is available for 2 tunes by this composer.
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 Mock MorrisShort PieceSoloPiano
2 Shepherd's Hey, from English Morris DancesShort PieceSoloPiano
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