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Track(s) taken from APR7501
Recording details: February 1924
Columbia Records America, USA
Release date: February 2011
Total duration: 2 minutes 20 seconds

Hornpipe from Watermusic
written out on 28 July 1922; Free Settings of Favourite Melodies No 1

Hornpipe from Watermusic  [2'20]  arr. Percy Grainger (1882-1961)  recorded 28 February 1924

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Piers Lane (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The two first numbers of the ‘Free Settings of Favourite Melodies’ were written out on 28 July 1922 whilst Grainger was teaching at the Chicago Musical College. The Hornpipe from Handel’s Water Music, however, appears to have been thought out earlier than this. It is a straightforward treatment of the original melody, though technically more demanding than it sounds.

from notes by Barry Peter Ould © 2002

Other albums featuring this work
'Grainger: Rambles and Reflections' (CDH55454)
Grainger: Rambles and Reflections
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