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Thread #102684   Message #2084355
Posted By: Geoff the Duck
22-Jun-07 - 04:40 PM
Thread Name: Folk music parts for concert band
Subject: RE: Folk music parts for concert band
Queen Victoria    (1819-1901)(r. 1837-1901)

Percy Grainger - Born 1882
Alive 19 years before Victoria's death makes him a Victorian.
"Grainger began writing songs seriously when he was a student at Frankfurt. His first Kipling setting, Soldier Soldier, dates from May 16, 1898, a few weeks before his sixteenth birthday. Using poems by Kipling, Longfellow, Burns and others he composed a half dozen songs for voice and piano in that year and another ten in 1899." Makes him a Victorian composer.
"In 1905 came the fateful trip to Brigg, where he was to notate his first folksongs. In the autumn of that year he set about making choral arrangements of some of the songs he had taken down by ear."
Makes him an Edwardian song collector.
Date of death 1961
Made him quite old (79).