February 19, 2019


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Percy Grainger, the Australian-born composer who lived in our country for most of his life and became a U.S. citizen, made an exotic arrangement of a piano piece by Maurice Ravel for tuneful percussion and strings. “Valley of the Bells” is one of the five movements of a suite by Ravel that also contains “Moths”, “Sad Birds”, “A Boat on the Ocean”, and “Alborada del gracioso”. What’s the title of this suite?