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Variations on Old Folks at Home
composer
1888

Recordings
'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 14' (CDA67758)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 14
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Track 11 on CDA67758 [7'16]

Variations on Old Folks at Home
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Dudley Buck (1839–1909) was born at Hartford, Connecticut and studied both at the Leipzig Conservatoire and in Paris. On returning to America he held a number of posts as organist and composed in a variety of genres. His Variations on ‘Old Folks at Home’ begins with a brief introduction and then a statement of the theme marked Andante patetico. The animated first variation runs straight into the second, a very quiet Poco adagio. The third begins as a majestic pedal solo calling for a pedal technique sufficient to play two-part harmony. In the final variation, the theme is heard in the tenor register below a lively descant, but the quiet coda dismisses these remembrances of youth, its chromaticism recalling the resigned mood of the theme’s initial statement.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2010

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Details for CDA67758 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-75811
Duration
7'16
Recording date
9 July 2009
Recording venue
Melbourne Town Hall, Australia
Recording producer
Mark Edwards & Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Mark Edwards & Bradley Reader
Hyperion usage
  1. Organ Fireworks, Vol. 14 (CDA67758)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: October 2010
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