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In Flanders fields
composer
1917; revised 1919
author of text
1915; In Flanders fields

Recordings
'No Exceptions No Exemptions' (SIGCD401)
No Exceptions No Exemptions
SIGCD401  Download only 10 November 2014 Release  
'Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs' (CDA67644)
Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs
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Details
Track 15 on SIGCD401 CD2 [2'39] Download only 10 November 2014 Release

In Flanders fields
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In Flanders fields is another 1917 ‘war song’, very different in temper from He is There!. It sets—at his business partner Julian Myrick’s request—a poem by John McCrae, who had been medical referee for their insurance firm, Mutual Life, in Montreal. Myrick had it premiered at a luncheon for Mutual managers at the Waldorf Hotel. The audience was understandably nonplussed, and Ives was distressed by the poor performance, and he revised the song in 1919. It partly derives from a lost march of 1899 and is a dirge for the war dead, opening with a bitter fanfare and containing sardonic references to Columbia, Gem of the Ocean, God Save the King, the Marseillaise and several other national tunes.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

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Details for CDA67644 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-64413
Duration
2'58
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 13
    Release date: February 2008
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