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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67516
Recording details: November 2004
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2005
Total duration: 3 minutes 21 seconds

West London
First line:
Crouch’d on the pavement close by Belgrave Square
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West London (1921) is a piercing setting of a Matthew Arnold poem on the effects of poverty. The music stems from Ives’s never-finished Matthew Arnold Overture, one of his series of ‘Men of Literature’ overtures (of which only the Robert Browning Overture was ever completed). In the final bars of the song Ives quotes, off key, the hymn tune ‘There is a Fountain filled with Blood’.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

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