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

'Grainger: Rambles and Reflections' (CDH55454)
Grainger: Rambles and Reflections
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55454  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Percy Grainger – The complete 78-rpm solo recordings' (APR7501)
Percy Grainger – The complete 78-rpm solo recordings
APR7501  Download only  
Track 3 on CDH55454 [1'42] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 7 on APR7501 CD1 [2'20] Download only

Hornpipe from Watermusic
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

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