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Dance to your Daddy

1998; based on the Northumbrian folksong

Written in 1998 for the confirmation of his daughter, this occasional piece shows a very different side of Eftestøl’s character to the densely allusive Seven Allegorical Pictures. After a few flourishes to warm up the fingers, it takes the well-known Northumbrian folksong Dance to your Daddy on a giddying journey, with constantly changing metres and cross-accentuation.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2002

Écrite en 1998 pour la confirmation de sa fille, cette pièce de circonstance montre une facette du caractère d’Eftestøl bien différente de celle révélée par les Sept tableaux allégoriques, densément allusifs. Passé quelques traits de virtuosité destinés à chauffer les doigts, l’air populaire de Northumbria, Dance to your Daddy (« Danse pour ton papa »), se voit entraîner dans une virée étourdissante, riche en changements de mesure et en contretemps.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 2002
Français: Josée Bégaud

Dieses Gelegenheitswerk, 1998 zur Konfirmation seiner Tochter geschrieben, zeigt nach den anspielungsreichen Seven Allegorical Pictures eine ganz andere Seite von Eftestøls Charakter. Im Anschluss an einige Floskeln zum Aufwärmen der Finger nimmt es das bekannte Volkslied Dance to your Daddy aus der nordenglischen Grafschaft Northumbria auf eine atemberaubende Reise mit ständig wechselnden Taktarten und Gegenakzenten.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 2002
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Organ Dreams, Vol. 3
CDA67317Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted


Track 3 on CDA67317 [3'03] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67317 track 3

Recording date
26 October 2001
Recording venue
Truro Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Organ Dreams, Vol. 3 (CDA67317)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: June 2002
    Deletion date: January 2013
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