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Pas de quatre
composer
1888; as featured in 'Faust up to date'

Recordings
'British Light Music Classics' (CDS44261/4)
British Light Music Classics
Buy by post £22.00 CDS44261/4  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1' (CDA66868)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66868  Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4  
Details
Track 7 on CDA66868 [3'39] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 7 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [3'39] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Pas de quatre
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Wilhelm Meyer Lutz (c1829–1903) was born and educated in Münnerstadt, near Kissingen, Bavaria. He came to England in 1848 and, after various posts as an organist, began a career as musical director in London theatres. From 1869 he was the musical director at the Gaiety Theatre, composing songs and dances for numerous shows there. Among them was the rhythmically engaging Pas de quatre which appeared in the burlesque Faust Up to Date (1888). It gained immense popularity, the more so for the fact that its tune fitted the steps of the barn dance, which had just then been imported from America into British ballrooms.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

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Details for CDA66868 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86807
Duration
3'39
Recording date
1 December 1995
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1 (CDA66868)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: July 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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