Grantham’s La canción desesperada... grips from first to last, with a continuity and expressiveness...Grantham’s mastery of the art is...a significant addition to the choral repertory.
For a work with so supplicating a lyric, Grantham's Hymn often sounded dark, at times even threatening, with flashes of humor and an occasional folk music highlight.
a delightful arrangement of "Exhilaration" saw a trio of violinists on their feet, more fiddlers than classical musicians
(The concert) began with Grantham’s “Fantasy on Mr. Hyde's Song”, a seven-minute piece of engaging materials
Then came an abrupt about-face, a loose, sensuous spin across the dance floor via Baron Cimetière's Mambo.
I’ve previously had occasion in these pages to sing the praises of Donald Grantham (b. 1947) as one of America’s finest living composers of concert band music
Donald Grantham, in his brilliant Southern Harmony , bestows a similarly innovative and ingenious treatment to American folk-based material...