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The  Grainger  Journal

The Grainger Journal is a twice-yearly publication devoted to the study of the music, life and cultural contribution of Percy Grainger. The Grainger Journal aims to promote Grainger scholarship and welcomes submissions from established academics, new entrants to the field, and those who simply admire the works of Percy Grainger. Notes for contributors are available here.

Print and digital copies of the journal are distributed free of charge to members of the Percy Grainger Society. Non-members may purchase individual print copies via our distributor, Lulu.com.

Digital copies of The Grainger Journal issued between 1978 and 2002 can be freely accessed in The Grainger Journal Archive. The history of The Grainger Journal is available here. 


Latest Issue

Volume 19, Number 2
January 2024
ISSN: 0141-5085

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Contents

Editorial
(page 5)

News from the Percy Grainger Society
(page 6)

News from the Grainger Museum
(page 7)

A Historic Moment: The Last Pictures of Edvard Grieg
T√łnnes H. Gundersen
(pages 10–25)

Harriet Lanier v. Percy Grainger on Choral Music for New York, 1930: A Documentary Study
Malcolm Gillies and David Pear
(pages 26–48)

Percy Grainger, Alfred Hill and the Construction of Museological Biography
Sarah Kirby
(pages 49–60)

Chosen Gems for Wind: Grainger's Contribution to the Wind Band Literature in Early Music
Stephen G. Carpenter

(pages 61–70)



Volume 19, Number 1
July 2023
ISSN: 0141-5085

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Contents

Editorial
(page 5)

News from the Percy Grainger Society
(page 6)

Percy Grainger: How American was He? 
Malcolm Gillies
(pages 7–26)

Nordic English
Teresa Balough
(pages 27–34)

What Effect is Jazz Likely to Have Upon the Music of the Future?
Percy Aldridge Grainger
(pages 35–38)

Percy Grainger and Duke Ellington at NYU:
Grainger's Rather Odd Relationship with Jazz
Cora Sowa

(pages 39–51)



Volume 18, Number 2
January 2023
ISSN: 0141-5085

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Contents

Editorial
(page 5)

News from the Percy Grainger Society
(page 6)

Grainger's Contribution to The Etude Magazine 1915–1943
Barry Peter Ould
(pages 7–12)

Sketch For an Article About My Music For BBC
Percy Aldridge Grainger
(pages 13–17)

Personality in Art
Perch Aldridge Grainger
(pages 18–26)

PG's Round Letters to Friends, Jan 18, 1943
Percy Aldridge Grainger
(pages 27–43)

Tone-Cribs: An attempt to show how composers "lift" musical ideas from each other, & from themselves
Percy Aldridge Grainger

(pages 34–42)

Free Music Machine Conservation
Paul Jackson, Anne Ocone, Kerith Koss Schrager
(pages 43–46)



Volume 18, Number 1
July 2022
ISSN: 0141-5085

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Contents

Editorial
(page 4)

News from the Percy Grainger Society
(page 5)

Grainger and Greatness
David Stanhope
(pages 6–14)

The Art of Agony: A Voice Portrait of Percy Grainger
Robert Davidson
(pages 15–19)

Percy Grainger's Aleatoric Adventures: Towards Random Round
Paul Jackson
(pages 20–37)

Percy Grainger's Canadian Repertoire: R. Nathaniel Dett, Violet Archer and Godfrey Ridout
Glen Carruthers
(pages 38–43)

Percy Grainger and the Schubert Choir of Brantford, Ontario: The Evolution of a Concert Program in Six Previously Unpublished Letters
G
len Carruthers
(pages 44–55)


The Grainger Journal Vol. 17, No. 2


Volume 17, Number 2
January 2022
ISSN: 0141-5085

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Contents

Editorial
(page 4)

News from the Percy Grainger Society
(page 5)

Burnett as We Saw Him
Teresa Balough
(pages 6–22)

Natalie Curtis, Busoni, and Grainger
Cora Angier Sowa
(pages 23–38)

Percy Grainger and the Intimate Saxophone
Paul Cohen
(pages 39–45)

The Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne, Through the Lens of Tertiary Education and Research
Heather Gaunt, Anthony Lyons, Rochus Hinkel
(pages 46–51)

CD Review: The Art of Agony: Australian Music for Two Pianists
Dana Paul Perna
(pages 52–53)


The Grainger Journal Vol. 17, No. 1


Volume 17, Number 1
July 2021
ISSN: 0141-5085

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Contents

Editorial
(page 4)

‘The Art of Agony’: Aspects of Negativity in Grainger’s Music
Peter Tregear
(pages 5–21)

The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart: A Conductor’s Journey
Joanne Heaton
(pages 22–28)

Reclaiming The Lads of Wamphray Ballad for a New Generation
Chalon Ragsdale
(pages 29–33)

Grainger’s The Lads of Wamphray Ballad: Reimagining a Great Work to Work
Stephen Caldwell
(pages 34–36)

The Power of Place: The Percy Grainger Home and Studio
Susan Edwards Colson
(pages 37–44)

Folk-Songs and Their Singers
Percy Grainger
(pages 45–53)

Book Review: Distant Dreams: The Correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross 1946–60
Andrew Hugill
(pages 54–57)

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