Grainger, Percy

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1882-07-08
Death 1961-02-20
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Melbourne-born pianist and composer who spent much of his working life in the United States.

From the description of Letter to Virginia Morley and Livingston Gearhart [manuscript]. 1949. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225793948

From the description of Postcards from Percy and Rose Grainger, 1916-1925 [manuscript]. 1916-1925. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 271311978

Percy Aldridge Grainger, 1882-1961 was an Australian Composer/Pianist. Rose and John Grainger were the parents of Percy. Ella Grainger was married to Percy.

From the description of Correspondence [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225785386

Percy Grainger was an Australian-born pianist and composer. Precocious and highly talented, he studied in Germany and England before becoming a citizen of the United States. An eccentric character with eclectic interests and some extreme beliefs, he composed or arranged more than 1200 pieces of music, many innovative and influential. Grainger had an interest in folk music of many cultures, and pioneered collection methods for folk music in Europe.

From the description of Percy Grainger postcard to Mrs. Miller, 1922 Dec. 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53432435

From the description of Percy Grainger letter to Mr. Hopkins, and essay, 1926-1959. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56550674

Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) was an Australian and American composer and pianist. He immigrated to the United States in 1914. He was famous for both his folk music arrangement and his highly experimental compositions, including works for electronic instruments.

From the guide to the Percy Grainger Letter, 1960, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Percy Grainger was an Australian-born pianist and innovative composer who lived a large part of his life in the United States.

From the description of Letters to Henry Cowell [microform]. 1933, 1937-1965. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 263688162

For another edition of this work, see callno.: 1645.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Hill song I / Percy Grainger ; arr. by Hoyle Carpenter. [1977]. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 218441293

Australian musical composer and performer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Grainger to "Mrs. Storm, " San Francisco, 1922 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122332837

Epithet: composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x0002d9

American composer, pianist, editor, folksong collector, writer, and teacher of Australian origin.

From the description of Harvest Hymn / for Elastic Scoring / by / Percy Aldridge Grainger / Tonewrought (Composed) / Bars 1-18, 1905 / Bars 18-end, July 30-Aug. 3, 1932 / Scored (Elastic Scoring), Aug. 4-5, 1932. 1905-1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564020

From the description of "Irish Tune from Co Derry." : autograph manuscript, 1915 Mar. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564024

American pianist, composer, editor, folksong collector, writer, and teacher of Australian origin.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (6), autograph letters in the third person (2) and postcard written and signed by Rose Grainger, dated : New York, Denison (Texas), Tallahassee, and somewhere in California, 1916-1926, to Harry Harkness Flagler (and to Mrs. Flagler), 1916-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578189

Australian-born composer and pianist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Isadora Duncan, Sunday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501190275

Percy Grainger, 1882-1961 was an Australian Composer/Pianist.

From the description of Music manuscripts [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225791406

Percy Aldridge Grainger, pianist and composer; concert debut at 10; 1895 Frankfurt-am-Main for further musical education; 1905 studied with Busoni in Berlin; Toured extensively in England, Europe and Scandinavia, visiting Australia in 1903, 1908, 1925; Strong interest in english folk-songs; Became friend and leading exponent of Greig and his music; Migrated to USA in 1914; Became American citizen in 1918; Married in 1928.

From the description of Papers. [19--] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222659578

Percy Grainger was an Australian-born composer and pianist.

Daniel N. Leeson, who received these papers from Percy Grainger, was a business executive with the IBM Corporation for almost 30 years. He was also a professional performing musician (bass clarinetist with the San Jose Symphony orchestra for 20 years), and one of the world's leading independent Mozart scholars.

From the description of Percy Grainger papers, 1900-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865926

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  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 6 parts), Unaccompanied
  • Part songs, English
  • Composers
  • Visiting card
  • Folk music--Instrumental settings
  • Composers--United States--Correspondence
  • Terry fabrics
  • Folk songs, English--Instrumental settings
  • Wind ensembles--Scores and parts
  • Band music, Arranged--Scores
  • Flagellation
  • Mechanical musical instruments
  • Folk songs, Scots
  • beadwork
  • Piano music (Pianos (2), 10 hands)
  • Mannequins (Figures)
  • Instrumental ensembles--Scores
  • Pianists--Archives
  • String quartets--Excerpts--Scores
  • Folk dance music
  • Electronic music--Scores
  • Band music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Belts (clothing)
  • Quartets, Arranged--Scores
  • Piano music (4 hands)
  • Concertos (Piano)--Scores
  • Vocalises (Voices (5)) with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble
  • Electronic music
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 3 parts) with instrumental ensemble--Vocal scores with piano
  • Pipe (Musical instrument)
  • Sex
  • Music
  • Composers--Archives
  • Brass quintets (Horn, trombone, trumpets (2), tuba), Arranged--Scores
  • Woodwind ensembles--Scores
  • Clothing and dress
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 5 parts), Unaccompanied
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 5 parts) with organ
  • Vocal duets, Unaccompanied
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Aleatory music--Scores
  • Song of Solomon (Music)
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Folk songs, English
  • Electronic musical instruments
  • Folk-songs--Texts
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 3 parts) with piano--Scores
  • Musical sketches
  • Band music, Arranged--Parts
  • Marches (Piano)
  • 1916.06.25
  • Towelling
  • Men's clothing
  • Sadomasochism
  • Necklaces
  • Vocal music
  • Piano music
  • Music--20th century
  • Theremin music--Scores
  • Piano music (Pianos (2))--Parts
  • Suites (Band)--Scores
  • Musicians--Correspondence
  • Orchestral music
  • Piano music (Pianos (2))
  • Instrumental music
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Morris dance
  • Piano music (Ragtime)
  • Whips
  • Associations, institutions, etc.--Membership
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with piano--Scores and parts

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  • Collector
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  • Pianists

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