Hyperion Records

Sally in our alley
composer
1916; for string quartet

Recordings
'Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet & Sonatas' (CDA68003)
Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet & Sonatas
Buy by post £10.50 CDA68003  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Favourite Encores for string quartet' (CDH55002)
Favourite Encores for string quartet
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55002  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2013' (HYP201310)
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2013
HYP201310  Download-only monthly sampler   No longer available
Details
Track 6 on CDA68003 [4'01]
Track 4 on CDH55002 [3'32] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 8 on HYP201310 [4'01] Download-only monthly sampler

Sally in our alley
When interviewed by the magazine Musical America during his 1923 tour of the United States, Bridge made his views on the subject of musical nationalism based on traditional sources perfectly clear: ‘If there is to be any expression of national spirit, it must be the expression of the composer’s own thoughts and feelings, and must come from the promptings of his own inspiration; he cannot seek it and any effort on his part to aim at it as a national expression must end in failure.’ Not surprisingly, he rarely made use of folk and traditional sources, preferring to look to the European Continent for his influences and inspiration. On the occasions when he did, as in An Irish Melody, Sally in our alley, Cherry Ripe and Sir Roger de Coverley, he absorbed the ‘given’ material into his musical fabric, taking creative ownership of the melodies, just as Benjamin Britten did a generation later in his folksong settings. Sally in our alley, from 1916, is refined and embellished, with highly perfumed harmonies.

from notes by Paul Hindmarsh © 2013

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDH55002 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-00204
Duration
3'32
Recording date
26 October 1988
Recording venue
Recording producer
John H West
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Favourite Encores for string quartet (CDH55002)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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