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The Last Reader
First line:
I sometimes sit beneath a tree
1921; quotes from the hymn Cherith
author of text
1836; The Last Reader, verses 1 and 3

'Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs' (CDA67644)
Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs
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The Last Reader
The Last Reader was arranged for voice and piano in 1921, and furnished with a text by Oliver Wendell Holmes, but started life as a song without words for chamber ensemble in 1911. Ageing, the power of song, and memory are all eloquently celebrated here in Ives’s most refined mature idiom. The music quotes the hymn-tune ‘Cherith’, adapted from an oratorio by Louis Spohr and usually sung to the words ‘Remember, Lord, what Thou hast laid on us’.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67644 track 25
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 25
    Release date: February 2008
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