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I wonder as I wander

composer
Appalachian folk melody, collected by John Jacob Niles
arranger
1934; from Songs of the Hill Folk
author of text
possibly an Appalacian carol, collected by John Jacob Niles

 
‘I wonder as I wander’ was frequently performed alongside Britten’s folksong arrangements in his recitals with Pears following their return to the UK in 1942, but they never recorded or published it since they subsequently discovered that the words and melody were not in the public domain: the song had been published by John Jacob Niles in 1934, and in direct consequence Britten’s version did not receive its first recording until 1995, thanks to a belated special arrangement between Niles’s publishers and the Britten Estate.

from notes by Mervyn Cooke © 2010

Souvent joué aux côtés des arrangements de chants traditionnels lors des récitals que Pears et Britten donnèrent une fois rentrés au Royaume-Uni, en 1942, «I wonder as I wander» ne fut jamais enregistré ni publié, les deux hommes ayant découvert, après coup, que ni ses paroles, ni sa musique n’étaient dans le domaine public—ce chant avait été publié par John Jacob Niles en 1934. Aussi la version brittenienne ne fut-elle enregistrée qu’en 1995, grâce à un arrangement tardif entre les éditeurs de Niles et le Britten Estate.

extrait des notes rédigées par Mervyn Cooke © 2010
Français: Hypérion

„I wonder as I wander“ wurde von Pears und Britten nach ihrer Rückkehr nach England im Jahr 1942 häufig zusammen mit Brittens Volksliedarrangements aufgeführt, jedoch niemals eingespielt oder veröffentlicht, da sie mittlerweile festgestellt hatten, dass Text und Melodie von John Jacob Niles 1934 veröffentlicht worden und somit urheberrechtlich geschützt waren. Demzufolge erschien die Einspielung von Brittens Fassung erst 1995 dank einer verspäteten Übereinkunft zwischen dem Verlag von Niles und Brittens Nachlassverwaltern, dem Britten Estate.

aus dem Begleittext von Mervyn Cooke © 2010
Deutsch: Henning Weber

Recordings

Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake
CDA67778

Details

Track 3 on CDA67778 [3'29]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67778 track 3

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-77803
Duration
3'29
Recording date
13 December 2008
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake (CDA67778)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: June 2010
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