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The Haymarket Theatre, London by George Hyde Pownall (1876-1932)
Courtesy of Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey / Fine Art Photographic Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67148
Recording details: August 1999
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Tony Faulkner & Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 5 minutes 22 seconds

Valse septembre
composer
1909; as used in 'Titanic'
composer
1909; as used in 'Titanic'
arranger

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
French titles were very much in vogue at the time, as witness Valse Septembre (1909) by Felix Godin. One might wonder how a composer with such a French-sounding name finds a place in this collection; but that, too, demonstrates the mystique of anything French. It hides the identity of the more mundanely named Henry Albert Brown (c1864–1925), who under his nom d’artiste was, like Archibald Joyce, a popular dance-band leader before and after World War I. This waltz has recently enjoyed renewed exposure by featuring prominently among the period music played in the film Titanic. We hear it here in the original orchestration by Adolf Lotter (c1870–1942).

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

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