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At the River
First line:
Shall we gather at the river
composer
1916; based on Robert Lowry's hymn tune (also used in Copland's Old American Songs); also used in Ives's Violin Sonata No 4
author of text
Shall we gather at the river (to the tune Beautiful River), from Happy Voices, 1865, verse 1 and chorus

Recordings
'Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs' (CDA67644)
Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs
Details

At the River
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At the River is dated 1916; the text and basic tune come from the revivalist hymn by Robert Lowry, now famous from the setting in Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs. Ives arranged this song from the second movement of his Violin Sonata No 4; there may have been an earlier version for cornet and violins. Note the very free accentuation of the words, which causes the song to end with an ‘unanswered question’ of its own.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67644 track 27
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-64427
Duration
2'29
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 27
    Release date: February 2008
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