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Percy Aldridge Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an Australian-born pianist, composer, and champion of the saxophone and the Concert band. He was born in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His father was an architect who emigrated from London, England, and his mother, Rose, was the daughter of hoteliers from Adelaide, South Australia, also of English immigrant stock. His father was an alcoholic. When Grainger was aged 11, his parents separated after his mother contracted syphilis… read more

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  • kinky af
  • If only he had created more music with his Free Music machines...
  • Percy Grainger, 'Lincolnshire Posy' for two pianos. - http://youtu.be/2od2NKALX5I
  • whenever i listen to him i feel like im sailing across the sea with no predetermined destination
  • I really like this guy; he's the Lomax brothers of England. A total boss.
  • So lovely...his music is like a dream ~~
  • We're playing Molly on the Shore in my high school band. Our director keeps having to remind us not to play it like Grainger wasn't crazy. :)
  • so few listeners for such brilliance
  • Ahoy!

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