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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Archive

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.                                         

                                                                                                               

 

Golden Autumn: tone picture        

           

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Piano

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

                                                                                                                               

 

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

                                                                                                           

 

Happy Returns: waltz

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

 

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Dance band

Ragamuffin Syncopators 

Bosworth BC 1080

CP 567

10” 78

[1938]

WC

Re-issue

- Bosworth BPM 218

CD

2001      

TM

Re-issue

- Commotion 1869 6100 0324

CD

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