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A Song – For Anything
First line:
O have mercy Lord on me
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Psalm 51: 1, 12
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'Ives: A Song - For Anything' (CDA67516)
Ives: A Song - For Anything
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A Song – For Anything
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A Song – For Anything (1892) was classed by Ives as a ‘Sentimental Ballad’; he claimed it was an illustration ‘of how inferior music is inclined to follow inferior words’ and vice versa. Its three verses are in fact three different texts – one a sentimental love poem, one a student apostrophe to Yale, and earliest of all (and best, according to Ives) a religious homily, originally sung in church as a kind of hymn.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

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