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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66920
Recording details: July 1996
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: April 1997
Total duration: 0 minutes 33 seconds

'This is a very charming record' (Gramophone)

'A delightful, imaginatively wide-ranging anthology. A most enjoyable entertainment as well as a true voyage of discovery' (Hi-Fi News)

'I felt as if I was discovering these songs for the first time' (Soundscapes, Australia)

The Side Show
First line:
Is that Mister Riley, who keeps the hotel?
composer
1921
author of text
After P Rooney

Other recordings available for download
Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Side Show, though dated 1921, originated in a piece Ives composed for a Yale Fraternity show in 1896, based on the then-popular song by Pat Rooney Snr, ‘Are You the O’Riley?’. It’s a kind of stumbling waltz, since it describes an old horse pulling a merry-go-round.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005


Other albums featuring this work
'Ives: A Song - For Anything' (CDA67516)
Ives: A Song - For Anything

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