Michael Walsh
March 15, 1991 AT 05:00 AM EST

To the Fore! Percy Grainger's Great Symphonic Band Music

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Delos
genre
Classical

We gave it a B

And now for something completely different: To the Fore!, wind band originals and arrangements (of Bach, Sousa, and Franck) by the 20th-century Australian-born piano virtuoso (surely the greatest pianist named Percy of all time). Even if you generally hate band music, how can you go wrong with tunes like ”The Gum- Suckers’ March” and ”Ye Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon”? You can’t, that’s how. B

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