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Track(s) taken from CDH55002

Sally in our alley

composer
1916; for string quartet

Delmé Quartet
Recording details: October 1988
Unknown, Unknown
Release date: November 1989
Total duration: 3 minutes 32 seconds
 
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Other recordings available for download

The Nash Ensemble

Reviews

'How many string quartets play encores? Those that don't should have a listen to the Delmé Quartet's highly entertaining selection. The playing is excellent.' (Classic CD)

'This is quite magnificent' (CDReview)
When interviewed by the magazine Musical America during his 1923 tour of the United States, Bridge made his views on the subject of musical nationalism based on traditional sources perfectly clear: ‘If there is to be any expression of national spirit, it must be the expression of the composer’s own thoughts and feelings, and must come from the promptings of his own inspiration; he cannot seek it and any effort on his part to aim at it as a national expression must end in failure.’ Not surprisingly, he rarely made use of folk and traditional sources, preferring to look to the European Continent for his influences and inspiration. On the occasions when he did, as in An Irish Melody, Sally in our alley, Cherry Ripe and Sir Roger de Coverley, he absorbed the ‘given’ material into his musical fabric, taking creative ownership of the melodies, just as Benjamin Britten did a generation later in his folksong settings. Sally in our alley, from 1916, is refined and embellished, with highly perfumed harmonies.

from notes by Paul Hindmarsh 2013

Other albums featuring this work

Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet & Sonatas
Studio Master: CDA68003Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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