The excitable Allegro was initially sketched in 1900 as a setting of German verse—Ives tried fitting two different poems by different authors to the vocal line before giving up and writing the poem himself.
Recording details: February 2007
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: February 2008
Total duration: 1 minutes 20 seconds