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Country Gardens (Original version) [British Folk Music Settings; No. 22]

By Percy Aldridge Grainger

Piano solo
Composed by Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961). Dances; Original Works. 20th Century, Australia/Oceania, English. Score. Composed 1918. Published by Masters Music Publications Inc. (MT.M2360-SC).

Item Number: MT.M2360-SC

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  • 2003-11-20 00:00:00.0 Best edition of a favorite

    This freshly engraved reprint of the original edition is a joy to play and to hear. Based on a simple folk melody, Percy Grainger constructed this elaborate masterpiece drawing from the ragtime traditions of the day. The work is a powerhouse with "ffff" dynamics and notations to the performer to...

    use the fist upon certain notes. It is a difficult piece to play. It demands a reasonably rapid tempo and features a stride-style base with tenths and chords alternating in the left hand, and plenty of five-note cords for both left hand and right. If you're up to the challenge, your audience will say "wow."

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