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The Graingers in White Plains: a video

Thu, December 02, 2021 4:32 PM | Anne Ocone (Administrator)

This eight-minute video photo montage was first shown at the November 14, 2021 concert of Percy Grainger’s music by the Westchester Symphonic Winds, with Curt Ebersole as Music Director and performed at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York.  The photographs were selected from the collection of the Percy Grainger Home and Studio in White Plains, New York by Barry Peter Ould, Susan Edwards Colson, and Anne Ocone.  The video was created by Matthew McGarrell.  The soundtrack is taken from a 1929 78 rpm disc recording of Percy Grainger playing his piano arrangement of Jutish Medley.

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Matthew McGarrell


  • Sat, December 25, 2021 2:38 AM | James Chirillo
    What a great video. Thank you very much for putting it together and for posting it here. One question: who is the Black gentleman with Ella in the couple of pictures near the end? Thank you again and have a great holiday.
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    • Wed, February 16, 2022 4:26 PM | Anne Ocone (Administrator)
      Nice question! Stewart Pitt worked at 7 Cromwell as a general house assistant: gardener, custodian, cook, etc. He had worked for Rose and Percy when they lived in the city and continued to work for Ella and Percy into the 1930s. We don't believe he lived at 7 Cromwell.
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