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Swimmers
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The text of Swimmers (1921), from a poem by Louis Untermeyer, appeared in the July 1915 issue of Yale Review. Untermeyer, who had musical training, met Ives in about 1944 and was enthusiastic about his vehement and virtuosic setting: ‘It got immediately from the very first notes of the piano, the surge of the sea, the welling up of the waves and a great sense of movement. He took just part of the poem. All that I tried to do in words he was doing in sound.’

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

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Details for CDA66165 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-87-16511
Duration
1'31
Recording date
6 January 1985
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  1. The Sea (CDA66165)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: August 1987
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