Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a fully peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the University of Melbourne Library (as the custodian of the Grainger Museum). Edited by Dr David Pear (London) and Dr Belinda Nemec (Melbourne), it is published annually, the first issue, 2011, coinciding with the year of the 50th anniversary of the death of Percy Grainger.

Grainger Studies is published and distributed electronically free of charge, with print copies available for purchase in person or online from the Co-op bookshop at the University of Melbourne: or in person from the Grainger Musem:

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The cover of issue #2 features a photograph of Benjamin Britten on Aldeburgh Beach in 1959, taken by Hans Wild and reproduced courtesy of


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No 2 (2012): Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Number 2, 2012

From 2012 (Number 2), Grainger Studies will be published incrementally online. Articles can be downloaded free of charge as they become available.

The full issue will also be available in print at the end of the year, for purchase from the Co-Op Bookshop at the University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Front matter

Front matter PDF
Belinda Nemec, David Pear i-ix


Percy Grainger’s aleatoric adventures: The Rarotongan part-songs PDF
Paul Jackson 1-32
‘Into a cocked-hat’: The folk song arrangements of Percy Grainger, Cecil Sharp and Benjamin Britten PDF
Graham Freeman 33-53
Object of desire: Portraits of Percy Grainger from his London period PDF
Stella Gray 55-81
Understanding John Grainger through the prism of an architectural rivalry PDF
Andrew Dodd 83-100

Guidelines for contributors

Guidelines for contributors PDF
Belinda Nemec, David Pear 101-103

ISSN: 1838-8892