My last ripping project was a 2-cd set of piano music by Percy Grainger
. This is volume one of a project recorded by Leslie Howard
. I never did get any of the later volume(s), though this one contains a lot of Grainger's most famous works (sadly, no Shepherd's Hey
--though that may be a blessing; the hey is one of those tunes that sticks in your head a long time after hearing it).
My favorite track in this set is Hard-Hearted Barb'ra (H)ellen
. I love the simplicity of the arrangement. It's very haunting. This set also includes the Mock Morris
and The Immovable Do
. Another one I like from this set that isn't as well known is In Dahomey
While I've listened to this group quite a bit, I've still been in a brass mood lately. I've scrobbled quite a bit of my River City Brass Band
collection, as well as Black Dyke Mills Band
. I still have a few cds of both left to rip onto my hard drive. I'm not sure what I'll add next, though.