Grainger: Jungle Book - Polyphony, Stephen Layton

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Jungle Book
John Mark Ainsley, David Wilson-Johnson, Polyphony, Stephen Layton
1 CD
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Catalogue Number: CDH55433

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This reissue commemorates the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death in February 1961. Harmonium, four guitars, two mandolas, two mandolins, two ukuleles, piccolo, three clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, two alto saxophones, horn, strings, piano, baritone and choir: and that's just the scoring for one piece, the famous sea shanty Shallow Brown. Grainger's Jungle Book cycle is here recorded for the first time. The eleven contrasting movements vividly portray the sentiments of Kipling's poetry and Grainger wrote of the cycle that it was 'composed as a protest against civilization'.


Shallow Brown

Jungle Book

Good-bye to love

Died for Love

The Power of Love

The Rival Brothers

Six Dukes Went a-Fishin'

The Sprig of Thyme

Willow Willow


Lord Maxwell's Goodnight

The Three Ravens

The running of shindand

Early One Morning

The Love Song of Har Dyal

My Love's in Germanie

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