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Slugging a Vampire

First line:
I closed and drew, but not a gun
author of text

Slugging a Vampire (1902) was originally composed to Rudyard Kipling’s poem Tarrant Moss, but as with Tolerance Kipling’s agreement was not forthcoming. So in 114 Songs Ives left most of the voice-part blank, then wrote his own text so the song could be reprinted in a collection of 19 Songs in 1935.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005

Slugging a Vampire (1902) [«Rosser un vampire»] fut originellement composée sur un poème de Rudyard Kipling, Tarrant Moss, mais, comme pour Tolerance, l’accord du poète fit défaut. Dans 114 Songs, Ives laissa donc l’essentiel de la partie vocale vierge, avant d’écrire son propre texte pour que l’œuvre pût être réimprimée dans un recueil de 19 Songs, en 1935.

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

Slugging a Vampire (1902) [„Einem Vampir ein Ding verpassen“] entstand ursprünglich als eine Vertonung des Gedichtes Tarrant Moss [„Tarrant-Moor“] von Rudyard Kipling. Aber wie bei Tolerance verweigerte Kipling seine Zustimmung. Deshalb ließ Ives den Großteil der Gesangsstimme in den 114 Songs ohne Text drucken. Später fügte er seinen eigenen Text hinzu. Dadurch konnte das Lied 1935 in der Sammlung 19 Songs erneut veröffentlicht werden.

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


Ives: A Song - For Anything


Track 25 on CDA67516 [0'23]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67516 track 25

Recording date
12 November 2004
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ives: A Song - For Anything (CDA67516)
    Disc 1 Track 25
    Release date: September 2005
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