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Gottschalk's melody
There are over one hundred works by Gottschalk which have been identified but have no scores extant. This is just one that has come to light, a nocturne-like piece in D flat (68) described as ‘one of Gottschalk’s Melodies composed when in Havana in ’53’. A photocopy of the manuscript in Gottschalk’s hand was given to Philip Martin by a nun during a meeting of the Sonneck Society, formed to promote and discuss American music, at Keele University in the early 1980s. The Sister had founded her own American Music Research Center at the Dominican College at San Rafael, California, and had unearthed this little gem.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1997

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Details for CDS44451/8 disc 3 track 3
Recording date
27 June 1996
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (CDA66915)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: March 1997
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 3 Track 3
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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