Date of Graduation

Summer 2017

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Music - Arts

Research Sponsor

Prof. Philip Thomson

First Reader

Dr. Brooks Toliver

Second Reader

Dr. Mark Polanka


Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) was an Australian pianist and composer. While highly esteemed during his lifetime, Grainger's music has largely fallen into neglect outside the world of the wind band. However, Grainger left a vast quantity of highly idiomatic and meritorious piano music which deserves greater acceptance. To this end, this paper makes a survey of Grainger's output for piano, to show the merit of his music and prove that it remains relevant even today.

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