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Track(s) taken from CDA66920

The Side Show

First line:
Is that Mister Riley, who keeps the hotel?
author of text
After P Rooney

Robert White (tenor), Samuel Sanders (piano)
Recording details: July 1996
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: April 1997
Total duration: 0 minutes 33 seconds

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Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)


'This is a very charming record' (Gramophone)

'A delightful, imaginatively wide-ranging anthology. A most enjoyable entertainment as well as a true voyage of discovery' (Hi-Fi News)

'I felt as if I was discovering these songs for the first time' (Soundscapes, Australia)
The Side Show, though dated 1921, originated in a piece Ives composed for a Yale Fraternity show in 1896, based on the then-popular song by Pat Rooney Snr, ‘Are You the O’Riley?’. It’s a kind of stumbling waltz, since it describes an old horse pulling a merry-go-round.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

The Side Show [«L’attraction foraine»] est datée de 1921, mais remonte à une pièce composée par Ives pour un spectacle de la Yale Fraternity donné en 1896 et fondée sur l’air, alors populaire, de Pat Rooney Sr, «Are You the O’Riley?». C’est une sorte de valse trébuchante – et pour cause: elle décrit un vieux cheval tirant un manège.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 2005
Français: Hypérion

The Side Show [„Die Nebenveranstaltung“] ist zwar mit 1921 datiert, hat aber ihren Ursprung in einem Stück, das Ives 1896 für die Yale Fraternity Show [eine Veranstaltung der Studentenverbindung der Yale University] komponierte. Das Stück beruht auf dem damals beliebten Unterhaltungslied von Pat Rooney snr., „Are You the O’Riley?“ [„Sind Sie der O’Riley?“]. Das Lied ist eine Art wankender Walzer und beschreibt ein altes Pferd beim Ziehen eines Karussells.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 2005
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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