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          Bill Garlette, PGS Board member and Conductor & Music Director of the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble announces:  

A Grainger Tribute: In Commemoration of Percy Aldridge Grainger 

February 26, 2022, 7:30 PM (eastern US)

Peebles Theatre at

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA 23606

For more information: http://www.cbwe.org/

The program (set for livestreaming) will include

Molly on the Shore * Irish Tune from County Derry – Laura Parker, conducting * Shepherd's Hey – Laura Parker, conducting * Hill Song No. 2 * Colonial Song with Soprano and Tenor * The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart * Children’s March – Mel Lauf, conducting * Bell Piece for Tenor and Winds * In A Nutshell Suite: 1. Arrival Platform Humlet, 2. Gay but Wistful, 3. The Gum-Suckers March  (Due to rehearsal time constraints, the Ensemble is not performing movement 3, Pastoral.) * Encore: Country Gardens

The Chesapeake Wind Ensemble notes that they are very fortunate to have a pianist, an organist, harp, and Staff Bells and many Tuneful Percussion to meet with Percy’s required forces.


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. To listen, the link is here. Let us hope that more live performances can take place as COVID allows.


Percy Grainger Society, Recording Secretary Emeritus, Dana Paul Perna, reviews the CD Sparre Olsen: Complete Piano Music, √ėyvind Aase, piano, Toccata Classics CD TOCC 0584. Read the review here.

Percy Grainger Society President, Paul Jackson, discusses the Musical Friendship between Grainger and Delius, in conversation with pianist Penelope Thwaites, on behalf of the Delius Society.


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

New York State Archives Magazine article about Percy Grainger's Free Music Machines by Paul Jackson and Susan Colson.

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. 

In June, 2020, Percy Grainger was featured by The Sembrich in their virtual series 20/20: Virtual Visionaries.  

On June 13, 2020, Interlochen Public Radio, featured a selection by Percy Grainger, noting Grainger's time as a teacher at Interlochen. 

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