Christmas Music: Percy Grainger


Happy holidays to everyone! Here is a bit of Christmas piano music that keeps haunting me. I first heard it on Naxos in a piano CD by Jeffrey Biegel, then QXR was playing it, and then it was pervading a shopping center. Odd musical message from the universe or just the availability heuristic?

Anyway, here it is: eccentric composer-pianist Percy Grainger’s setting of the Mummers’ Carol.

3 Replies to “Christmas Music: Percy Grainger”

  1. Hello! Thank you for this feature–yes, the Grainger is a hauntingly beautiful arrangement! I just wanted to clarify–the recording is on the Steinway & Sons label cd, A Steinway Christmas Album, which is distributed by Naxos, but not on the Naxos label. Hope you have a peaceful holiday season! Best for 2015!

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