Andrew Grainger

Composer and Pianist


Two Art Songs

Katrina Saporsantos - Soprano
Benjie Dia - Piano
I Dream a World

Words by Lanston Hughes

Music by Andrew Grainger

I Dream a World
Langston Hughes

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!

Words by Ursula K. Le Guin

Music by Andrew Grainger

Ursula K. Le Guin

O silence, my love silence,
I have feared you: my tongue
has rattled on my teeth
dreading to be dumb so long
when I am done with breath.
And I have needed prattle,
kind blather, and the come and go
of voices, human voices,
the sky whose moon you are,
the ground whose flower.
But I beseech you come
now, my love silence, O
reward and freedom, balance
beyond choices, in whom alone is heard
the meditation of the twilight bird
and the never to be spoken word.

Audio Recordings

When Worlds Collide - Tone Poem for Orchestra (2018) - Performed by Dorico software and the Vienna Symphonic Library

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Sonata for Violin and Piano (2019) - Performed by Dorico software with VSL Solo Violin and Garritan CFX Concert Grand

I       Adagio - Allegro
Allegro Moderato

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Six Italian Impressions for Piano (2017) - A Journey through Viterbo Province, Italy - Performed by Andrew Grainger

1 - Tombs of Tarquinia
2 - Magnificent Montefiascone
3 - Children at Lake Bolsena
4 - Soriano nel Cimino
5 - Civita da Bagnoregio
6 - Orvieto

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String Quartet No.1 (2017 - revised 2020) - Performed by Dorico software with Solo Strings from the Vienna Symphonic Library

I       Adagio sostenuto espressivo - Allegro moderato   8' 10"     
II      Adagio sostenuto   5"
III     Allegro scherzando   5' 20"          
IV     Adagio sostenuto - Allegro moderato   5' 40"

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Fantasie for Cello and Piano (2014) - Performed by: Annette Eicker - Cello & Andrew Grainger - Piano

This piece was composed in 2014 for my wife Annette. We made this recording in our house in 2014 and also gave the first public performances of it later that year.

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Lyrical Expressions and Sensory Perceptions - Exhibition Medley (2015)

This is a medley of compositions from an exhibition and collaboration with visual artist Christopher Hynes For more see: Lyrical-Expressions

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Six Images Op.1 (1998) - Quintet for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Marimba - Performed by The Kingston Ensemble

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