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The Circus Band
The Circus Band is dated 1894 and has words by Ives. One of his most famous songs, it enacts a boy’s excitement at a circus parade, with plenty of the participants out of step. It was originally a quickstep march for band or piano—the song version was made soon afterwards. In the 1930s Ives encouraged his copyist George F Roberts to make an orchestral version, which is often heard.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67644 track 2
Recording date
20 February 2007
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs (CDA67644)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: February 2008
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