On a Grainger "ramble" -- his term for transcription, arrangement, or creative rethinking -- anything is more than likely to happen. As a preternaturally gifted pianist, whose technical foundations were laid in his teens by studies with Louis Pabst, and gifted with one of the keenest ears in Western music, Grainger , from his first conscious encounter with music, was molding sounds like putty, and the story of his musical education is as much a chronicle of unlearning what his teachers were at pains to impart as it is of learning all the more to trust his instincts. For all that, Grainger was a thoroughly taught musician who could look back upon the history of Western music to recognize kindred spirits in every age. Standard encyclopedia entries note that Grainger had "a few piano lessons with Busoni in " -- Grainger 's intuitive, freewheeling approach to the piano grated on the Italian's perfectionism, though the one thing they saw eye-to-eye on, relatively speaking, was Bach. Among Busoni 's earliest publications are editions of Bach 's two- and three-part Inventions, while edition of the complete keyboard works occupied him throughout his life.

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Forgotten your username or password? Login Sign up to receive our e-Newsletter View Cart. CD Percussion, Mark Knoop. Published by Chandos Records — [] Library shelf no. Library shelf no. Blithe bells is a free ramble on Bach's Sheep may safely graze - an impressionistic study on the Bach melody which Grainger uses as a point of departure.

The work is coloured by the thought that Bach, in writing the melody in thirds that opens and closes the number, may have aimed at giving a hit of the sound of sheep bells. Williams Source: Published by Symphony Services. Browse other works by Percy Grainger. Featuring Ensemble Liaison. Featuring Andrew Georg.

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Work Overview Blithe bells is a free ramble on Bach's Sheep may safely graze - an impressionistic study on the Bach melody which Grainger uses as a point of departure.

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