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Omens and Oracles
First line:
Phantoms of the future, spectres of the past
circa 1900
author of text
adapted by Ives (and attributed to "Author unknown") from Omens and Oracles, from Marah, 1892

'Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs' (CDA67644)
Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs
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Omens and Oracles
Omens and Oracles, composed about 1900, is another of Ives’s ‘Sentimental Ballads’: its emotional extremities well fulfil that description. Ives noted that the author of the text was not known to him, although it has been identified as an adaptation of a poem by Owen Meredith, a pseudonym of Robert Bulwer-Lytton, first Earl of Lytton (son of the better-known novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton).

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67644 track 21
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 21
    Release date: February 2008
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