Bill Garlette has compiled a list of sources and resources pertaining to Grainger's folk song collecting, it is entitled Grainger and Folk Songs and is available here.
Anthony O’Toole has posted a YouTube presentation: SCORE STUDY EPISODE #39: THE POWER OF ROME & THE CHRISTIAN HEART (Grainger).The video includes the history of the composition, as well as an analysis. The link is here.
Bill Garlette, PGS Board member and Conductor & Music Director of the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, will direct A Grainger Tribute: In Commemoration of Percy Aldridge Grainger, on February 26 at 7:30 PM (eastern US) at the Peebles Theatre, Christopher Newport University, VA. The program (which will be recorded) will include Molly on the Shore, Irish Tune from County Derry, Shepherd's Hey, Hill Song No. 2, Colonial Song with Soprano and Tenor, The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart, Children’s March, Bell Piece for Tenor and Winds, In A Nutshell Suite and Country Gardens. (Scan the QR Code to see the complete program for this concert).
Percy Grainger Society, Recording Secretary Emeritus, Dana Paul Perna, reviews the CD Sparre Olsen: Complete Piano Music, Øyvind Aase, piano, Toccata Classics CD TOCC 0584. Read the review here.
Dana Paul Perna, our Board Member Emeritus, presents his weekly Power Hour Show every Friday at noon and 6 pm (US Eastern) here. Dana, great podcast—you're killing it! See all of Dana's podcasts, many concerning Percy Grainger and his students, at the link above.
Congratulations to Terry Balough and Kay Dreyfus on their publication of Distant Dreams: The Correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, 1946-1960.
Our thanks to Bill Garlette for assembling, organizing and contributing 2021– A Percy Grainger Commemoration to the Association of Concert Bands Journal (a great list of music)!
Check out this live performance of The Merry King by Grainger Board Member, Paul Jackson.
See our interview with eminent conductor, Sir Andrew Davis.
Percy Grainger's compositions and arrangements will be featured by Westchester Symphonic Winds in November of 2021 at the Tarrytown Music Hall. We are grateful for the attention and support of Curt Ebersole, Music Director.
The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival was scheduled for April 9-10, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois.
On June 13, 2020, Interlochen Public Radio, featured a selection by Percy Grainger, noting Grainger's time as a teacher at Interlochen.
Congratulations to the National Wind Band of Israel (ages 15–18) for performing its summer 2019 concert in the renowned Jerusalem Theatre, the Henry Crown Concert Hall, under the baton of Samuel Gal Alterovich, conductor. Here is their beautiful performance of Irish Tune from County Derry and Shepherd's Hey. Let us hope that more live performances can take place as COVID allows.