1882 - 1961 (aged 79)
Percy Aldridge Grainger was a pianist, composer, and champion of the saxophone and the concert band.
He was a prolific composer and a virtuoso pianist with an international reputation. Australian-born, he is remembered as the greatest Australian composer; in England he is considered an important figure in the preservation and arrangement of English folk song, and in the United States, where he lived most of his life, he is highly regarded as a music educator, composer and arranger of band music. His genius also encompassed an extraordinary facility for languages, a strong talent for design and an innovative approach to museology.