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'1, 2, 3'
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‘1, 2, 3’ (1921) seems to have originated in a 1906 ‘take-off’ for chamber orchestra, entitled Rube trying to walk 2 and 3!!. ‘Written as a joke, and sounds like one! … at 2.45 A.M.’, Ives wrote on the sketch. This music became the basis of his scherzo Over the Pavements, and in 1921 he adapted it for voice and piano in 114 Songs. In this rhythmic and metric study of two-against-three, the 3/8 time signature is continually subverted by the two-quaver figures in the bass, which tend to walk all over the bar lines. (The song might be regarded as a comic counterpart to Walking.)

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67516 track 30
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-51630
Duration
0'31
Recording date
12 November 2004
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ives: A Song - For Anything (CDA67516)
    Disc 1 Track 30
    Release date: September 2005
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