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Watchman!
composer
1913; after a hymn tune by Lowell Mason; as used in Ives's Violin Sonata No 2 and Symhony No 4
author of text
1825; Watchman, verse 1

Recordings
'Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs' (CDA67644)
Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs
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Details
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Watchman!
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Watchman! is one of a group of four songs (At the River is another) based on hymn-tune themes, adapted from some of Ives’s chamber works. The words are by John Bowring and the tune by Lowell Mason, but the song was adapted in 1913 from the wordless setting in Ives’s Violin Sonata No 2 of 1907, with the sometimes complex piano part untouched. Ives gave the same hymn-tune to the choir in the first movement of his Symphony No 4.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67644 track 16
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-64416
Duration
1'43
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 16
    Release date: February 2008
    Please, someone, buy me …
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