Gallantry: duo d'amore (intermezzo-romance)                                                   Back to list of works index

 

Composer’s synopsis

The piece opens with a Cello Solo (with Piano Accompaniment) representing the man's declaration of love, followed by a Violin Solo representing the lady, the two themes are then played together simultaneously, hence the sub-title "Duo d'amour".  After an episode of passionate character, the original themes are played by the full orchestra, the piece ending quietly and serenely.

 

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Piano

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Universal Roll S 13614a

roll

by 1930

Military Band

Band of HM Royal Horse Guards, Dunn

Columbia DX 192

WAX 5822-1

12” 78

[Jan 31]

Jan 31 p.406

BL, WC

Re-issue

- Columbia Cinema Service YBX 45

WAXD 117

12” 33

[Aug 31]               

Re-issue

- International Military Music Society IMMS 101

LP

VLM Winter 84

BL

Orchestra

Concert O, Ketèlbey

Decca F 7617

DR 4760-1

10” 78

[Nov 40] rec.June 40

Dec 40 p.154-5

BL, TM , (TM CAS)

Re-issue

- Evergreen Melodies C 62

CD

[1999]

PD, TM

Re-issue

- Naxos 8.110869                

CD

2003

BL, NX, PD, TM

Mandolins

Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Zonn

New World NW 80544

 

CD

1998

Carillon

Trevor Workman               

Bournville Carillon BC000005 

CD

2003

TM

Piano

Markus Staab

private recording

 

web

2009

 

 

 

Piano

Themodist Full Scale T30259b

roll

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PD

mr10

 

Staab’s recording can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYF79BOu3i8

 

Ketèlbey’s own recording makes 3 short cuts, totalling 25 bars.  A vibraphone is included in the orchestra, and plays 4 bars of the coda as a solo.  The main section has a published metronome marking of crotchet = 108, though one orchestral part has it as 69.  The recording averages crotchet=84 for this section.

 

The recording by Workman uses his own arrangement, and was made at a live performance on Bournville Carillon, Birmingham, on 9th August 2003.                                            

 

 

Garden of Love: serenade

A rare survivor of an orchestral accompaniment to a song in a revue.  This song was written for the revue Samples, first put on at the Playhouse Theatre in the autumn of 1916 by Andre Charlot.  It was a late addition to the show, not included in the original script submitted to the Lord Chamberlain’s Office.  Unusually, the orchestral parts were published, with the option of replacing the solo voice part with a cornet.

 

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Tom McCanna

private recording

Mp3

2019

PD, TM

 

To hear this realisation of the orchestral version, click here http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Garden of love for orch sync.mp3

 

                                                                                               

Gipsy Idyll

A simple piece for violin and piano dating from around 1897.  Can you detect ANY gipsy features at all?

 

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Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

2018

PD, TM

 

To hear this realisation, click here http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Gipsy Idyll for violin and piano synth.mp3                                                                                           

 

 

Golden Autumn: tone picture

           

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Rosemary Tuck

Marco Polo 8.223699

CD

1993      

BL, NX, PD, TM

Piano

Eric Halstead

private recording  

www

 

The Halstead recording is available at http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/3998219-collection-of-ketelbey-midi-files-zip

 

                                                                                                                               

Good Night

A part-song for unaccompanied male voice choir, dating from 1906. It is almost a hymn tune, with the first tenors leading the refrain “Good Night”.   

 

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Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

2019

PD, TM

 

To hear this realisation as a trombone quartet, click here. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Good Night for trombones sync.mp3

 

 

La gracieuse: valse-impromptu      

The title on the sheet music is mis-spelt with a circumflex accent, as “La Grâcieuse” 

 

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Piano

Rosemary Tuck

Marco Polo 8.223699

CD

1993

BL, NX, PD, TM

Piano

Rosemary Tuck

private  recording

CAS

June 96

TM

 

           

The Great Day

This song was written in 1944 in anticipation of VE Day, starting “When the bells of joy are ringing…”  Church bells, and even broadcasts of Ketèlbey’s own Bells Across the Meadows, had been silenced during the War, so as in 1918 (see The Old Belfry), bells symbolised the resumption of peace.  The song was available with piano, organ or orchestra accompaniment, together with bells and also a vocal backing group, sometimes wordless, sometimes with the text.

 

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Tom McCanna

private recording

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2019

PD, TM

 

This realisation retains elements of the original scoring.

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Great Day for ensemble sync.mp3

                                                                                               

 

Happy Returns: waltz

A 1937 reworking in contemporary dance-band waltz style of two themes from A Birthday Greeting.  But whose birthday this time?

 

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Ragamuffin Syncopators               

Bosworth BC 1080

CP 567

10” 78

[1938]

WC

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- Bosworth BPM 218

CD

2001               

TM

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- Commotion 1869 6100 0324

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2004

 

The Ragamuffin Syncopators make several changes to the published scoring, generally allocating melodies to solo players.

The re-issue on Commotion label is of music used in the film My Architect: A Son's Journey

 

 

The Heart’s Awakening

 

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Song with piano

Peter Dempsey (t), Guy Rowland

Dempsey AWK 1             

CD

2009      

BL, PD, TM

Song with piano

Peter Dempsey (t), Guy Rowland

private recording

DVD

rec.26.11.2009

PD, TM

 

Dempsey’s CD can be heard at http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/anniversary.html

 

 

Heroes All!: quick march

Based on well-known songs, composed by April 1940.  There is an optional sung chorus, which turned out to be ill-timed. “Heroes, we welcome you” had a slightly different meaning by the time the music was published, around the time of the Evacuation of Dunkirk.

The songs include Rule Britannia, Heart of Oak, and The Girl I Left Behind.  If you can identify any more quotations, please let us know.

 

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Tom McCanna

private recording

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2019

PD, TM

 

The realisation can be heard at

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Heroes all for orch sync.mp3

 

 

Humoreske, op.17, by “Anton Vodorinski

A quirky piano piece, dating from around 1906.  WARNNG: The listener might feel dizzy!!

 

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Tom McCanna

private recording

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2019

PD, TM

 

The realisation can be heard at

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Humoreske op.17 for piano sync.mp3

                                                                                               

webpage updated 7 July 2019