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Sir Andrew Davis made a profound impact on the work of the Percy Grainger Society, regularly performing Grainger's works throughout his career. A notable (and hilarious!) performance was given in the 1988 Last Night of the Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall with Grainger himself (via piano roll) playing Grieg's Piano Concerto. Another noteworthy Prom extravaganza was his 2000 performance of Tribute to Foster.

In the Covid outbreak of 2020, Sir Andrew volunteered to be the society's first virtual presenter. His good nature, his pioneering spirit, and his wide knowledge of Grainger made for a fascinating presentation, which can be viewed here.

The society extends its deepest condolences to his family and friends. A true pillar of the music community, his presence will be greatly missed.


We envision an international community that values the exploration of the music, heritage, and culture of the early 20th century, particularly as it relates to Percy Grainger’s work, and is empowered to preserve it and interpret it for future generations. 


Our mission is to promote the work and legacy of Percy Grainger with a membership community that preserves his historic house, encourages appreciation and performance of his music, and promotes a deeper understanding of the cultural, social, and economic context of his life and work.

Next Event

The next presentation in the Grainger Reimagined series, titled Reimagining Grainger Through Composition, will be given on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 4pm Eastern time. In this presentation, composer Michael Markowski will explore Grainger’s love for folk songs and will share how his philosophies have affected his own compositions. In particular, Markowski's Desert Sage, a four-movement suite inspired by field recordings of early American “cowboy songs”, will be explored. Registration is free to members, and available for $10 to non members.

Upcoming events

Many events are free to members and the public. Online events are also open to non-members, subject to a registration fee.

The Grainger Journal

The latest edition is available here.

Collection Highlights

The newly-conserved Gliding Tones on Whistle, Notes on Recorders Free Music machine is now on permanent display. 

An online summary of our 2023-24 Free Music exhibition can be found here. You can also find out about other highlights from the collections here.


Membership of the Percy Grainger Society brings a range of benefits:

  • Access to a members-only section of the Percy Grainger Society website, containing a wealth of information
  • Twice-yearly print and digital copies of The Grainger Journal
  • Regular online Members' Events, featuring presentations, live interviews and concerts 
  • Discounts on visits to the Percy Grainger Home and Studio
  • Volunteer opportunities to work on Grainger projects
  • Peer-to-peer and mentor opportunities
  • Discounts on selected third-party publications and recordings


The Grainger Library of Sampled Sounds is a collection of recorded sounds from the Percy Grainger Home and Studio available for creative use. Please explore!


We hope that you can visit the historic home of Percy Grainger in White Plains, New York. Rose and Percy Grainger moved here in May 1921. After Rose's death in 1922 Percy married Ella Viola Strom in 1928. Together, they made 7 Cromwell Place their unique home and workspace for the rest of their lives. From Rime Tiles to Free Music Machines, these creatives made this 1890s home their very own. 

Tours normally last between 45 minutes and 1 hour and are available on Wednesdays and other select days throughout the year.

Tours for the general public can be scheduled here, while members can email us directly to schedule a tour.

7 Cromwell Place, White Plains, NY 10601


Tel: (914) 281-1610

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The Percy Grainger Society's programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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