Marcel Grandjany (1891-1975)

Photo of Marcel GrandjanyMarcel Grandjany
(1891-1975)

GRANDJANY, MARCEL (b. September 3, 1891, Paris, France. d. February 24, 1975, New York City). American harpist of French birth. He studied with Henriette Renie, then gained a premiere prix in 1905 at the Paris Conservatoire, making his debut with the Concerts Lamoureaux Orchestra and giving his first recital at the Salle Erard when he was 17. He was also an organist, and played at the Sacre-Coeur Basilica for several years during World War I. Thenceforth he devoted himself to the harp, making his London debut in 1922 and his New York debut in 1924. He settled in New York in 1936 and became an American citizen in 1945. He taught at the Juliard School from 1938 until a few weeks before his death, and at the Montreal Conservatory from 1943 to 1963. Apart from his faultless technique, the outstanding merit of Grandjany's playing was the sheer sensuous beauty of the sound he produced with his rather unusual spatula-shaped fingertips. His influence as a teacher was immense, and his many solo and ensemble harp compositions are attractive, and extremely well written for the instrument.

Ann Griffiths

Sheet Music

Solo Harp
Title (click title for further info)
Publisher
Arabesque  
Durand
Automne
Durand
Children at Play opus 16
Durand
Children's Hour opus 25
Carl Fischer
Dans la Foret du charme et de l'enchantement opus 11
Durand
Divertissement opus 29
Durand
Et Ron Ron Ron, Petit Patapon
Durand
Les Cerisiers en Fleurs
Lyra Music Company
Little Harp Book
Carl Fischer
Music for the harp
Associated Music Publishers
Petite Suite Classique
Carl Fischer
Préludes pour harpe
Salabert
Short Pieces from The Masters
Carl Fischer
Trois petites Pièces
Alphonse Leduc
 
Bach / Grandjany
Title (click title for further info)
Publisher
Allemande from 1st Partita in B flat (Grade 8 Exam music)
Durand
Etudes for Harp

Carl Fischer
Largo from Sonate No 5 for violin
Durand
   
Handel / Grandjany
Concerto in B flat major for Harp and Orchestra (Op. 4 no. 6)
Durand
 
Respighi / Grandjany
Title (click title for further info)
Publisher
Siciliana  (Grade 8 Exam music)
Ricordi
 
Weidensaul / Grandjany
Title (click title for further info)
Publisher
First-Grade Pieces for Harp 
Carl Fischer
 
Harp & Organ
Aria in Classic Style
Associated Music Publishers
   
Can't find what you need?
We have other Marcel Grandjany music in stock and about to be added to this site.
Please e-mail  your requirements to us.