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Track(s) taken from CDA67536
Recording details: December 2004
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2005
Total duration: 7 minutes 41 seconds

Le chant du martyr 'Grand caprice religieux', RO49
composer
? 1854; published in Boston in 1864; under pseud. Seven Octaves

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The Martyr’s Song finds Gottschalk at his most lachrymose, a production-line weepy with an insipid melody. The opening D flat major section gives way to a sturdier central B flat minor (as in Chant de Guerre) before the home key returns with both hands at the octave and marked pp celeste. Five bars before the end (ppp morendo) we encounter a lovely Gottschalkism: allontanandosi (sic), presumably an emphatic allentando.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2005

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