In a Persian Market: intermezzo-scene (1A)                                                                   Back to list of works index

 

The work was first advertised as a piano piece in Musical Opinion (January 1921) under the heading "Educational novelties”.  The orchestral version was published 6 months later.  It is an easy piece to play well, and has always been popular with groups of all standards.  Many diverse performances can be seen on YouTube, but only a few of the more interesting versions are indexed below.  The variety of melodies is particularly attractive to Wurlitzer organists. A clip of Betty (of Wilson, Keppel and Betty) dancing to it can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srLc6dTsewM.  The Two Ronnies used it in their Sultan’s Harem sketch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JvQKobVXq4

 

Its use in a music-and-movement class in a German primary school is described in the article Auf einem Persischen Market: ein Hit der Salonmusik wird zum Hit im Unterricht, by Lothar Schubert (Musik in der Schule, 1997 Heft 1, p.15-19).

 

The work is a basically a string of melodies, or pot-pourri.  However, material is recapitulated in a manner vaguely resembling sonata form.  The piece begins and ends like a patrol (crescendo as the patrol approaches, diminuendo as it disappears, c.f. Beethoven’s Turkish March) – but Ketèlbey has a Haydnesque surprise with the unexpected final loud chord.

 

Unlike In a Monastery Garden, with its sophisticated harmony and a religious aura, the simple diatonic and pentatonic melodies of In a Persian Market have proved a good starting point for jazz musicians.

 

Composer’s synopsis for his 1928 recording.

The camel-drivers enter the market, the cries of beggars for "Back-Sheesh" are heard, the princess arrives carried by her servants (this theme is repeated by full orchestra), she stays to watch the jugglers and snake-charmer.  The Caliph announced by trumpets, now passes through the market, the beggars again cry out for "Back-Sheesh", the princess departs, the caravan resumes its journey, but everything is stilled for a few moments by the voice from the minaret calling to prayer; the caravan moves off, and the market place becomes deserted.

NB. The minaret music was never published, but two different versions were included in his own recordings.

 

In a Persian Market  - orchestral from 1954 – link to page 1B   

In a Persian Market – wind & brass bands, piano, organ – link to page 2

In a Persian Market – jazz, pop and other instrumental groups – link page 3

In a Persian Market  - vocal versions – link to page 4

 

 

In a Persian Marketorchestral till 1953

 

Artists

Label

Matrix

Format

Country

Date

Gramophone Review

Locations

Court Symphony Orchestra, chorus, Ketèlbey               

Columbia 896

49997-2

12” 78

UK

[June 22]               

BL, TM, (TM CD)

Prince’s Orchestra, male quartet (details conflict with above)

Columbia 896

49997

12” 78

US

rec.Nov 21 New York

 

 

Pathé Concert Orchestra

Pathé 5703

?

12” 78

UK

[June 22]

     Re-issue

- Actuelle 15111

12” 78

 

[June 22]

Princess Orchestra, Bray

HMV 216402

?

10” 78

Canada

[1923?]

Künstlerorchester (Kammerorchester), Dajos Bela

Odeon O 7066

?

10” 78

Austria

cat.1923

Jenö Fesca and his String Orchestra

Homocord B 8287

?

12” 78

Germany

[Jan 24]

     Re-issue

- Homochord HB 2069

51261, 51262

12” 78, 2 sides

UK

[Mar 24]

Court Symphony Orchestra, Ketèlbey               

Columbia 3422

A 580, 581

10” 78, 2 sides

UK

[June 24], rec.9.1.24

June 24 p.22

BL, (TM CD)

Edith Lorand Orchestra

Parlophon/Lindström P 1648

2-6674

12” 78

Germany

[Mar 24]

WC

     Re-issue

- Parlophone E 10116

6674

12” 78

UK

[May 24]               

     Re-issue

- Odeon 3161

12” 78

US

[Aug 25]

(salon orchestra)

Silvertone 520

?

10” 78

 

[1925?]

 

WC

Paul Godwin mit seinem Künstler-Ensemble

Polyphon 31432

?

10” 78

Germany

[May 25]               

American Concert Orchestra

Edison 80853

10563 A13

10” 78

US

[Dec 25]                rec.Sep 25

BL

Court Symphony Orchestra, Ketèlbey (Englund says cond. Leggett)     

Columbia 3422R

WA4207-1, WA4223-1

10” 78, 2 sides

UK

[Dec 26] rec. 5.10.26, 10.10.26

TM, (TM CD)

Grosses Salon-Orchester

Artiphon 9730 (red label)

3136

10” 78

Germany

[1927]

MMU

 

     Re-issue (Berolina Sinfonie-Orchester)

- Brilliant

3136

10” 78

Germany

[1928?]

 

 

     Re-issue

- Tempo

3136

10” 78

Germany

[1930?]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Wotama-Elektro 9730

 

Germany

?

MMU

 

Paul-Godwin & seinen Künstler-Ensemble

Grammophon 19526

28bm, 29bm

12” 78, 2 sides

Germany

[1927]

MMU

WC

International Concert Orchestra, Shilkret

Victor VE 35777

CVE 35381-1

12” 78

US

rec.May 26

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Victor 01513

CVE 35381-1

12” 78

US

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- HMV C 1304

A 35781, 4-0933

12” 78

UK

[Jan 27]

Feb 27 p.374

BL

     Re-issue

- HMV EB 4

0110503

12” 78

Australia

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- HMV FKX 114

 

12” 78

 

 

 

PD

     Re-issue (Konzert-Orchester/Ferdy Kauffmann-Orchester)

- Electrola EH 61

A 35381

12” 78

Germany

?

MMU

WC

     Re-issue

- Victor L 24002

LBVE 69731

10” 33

US

[1931]

 

PD, WC

Franck Westfield's Orchestra

Parlophone E 5727

1081

10” 78

UK

[Mar 27]

WC

Royal Artillery String Band (strings), Stretton

Velvet Face 719

?

12” 78

UK

[Aug 27]

Grosses Odeon-(Künstler-)Orchester, male chorus (Odeon cat. has Dajos Bela Salonmusik)

Odeon O 6562

XXB 7848

12” 78

Germany

[Nov 27]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Odeon 3224

 

 

 

 

 

WC

     Re-issue (Grand Orchestre Symphonique Odéon avec choeurs)

- Odéon AA 170060

xxB 7848

12” 78

France

[1927]

 

WC

     Re-issue (Gran Orquesta Odeón (Berlin))

- Odeón 173100

XXB 7848

12” 78

Spain

 

 

WC

     Re-issue (Grande Orchestra Odeon)

- Odeon R 9197

XXB 7848

12” 78

Italy

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Odeon O 11689

Be 9941-0

10” 78

Germany

[May 1932]

cat.1932

WC

     Re-issue

- A 161218

Be 9941-0

10” 78

Austrian

 

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Lindström B 47311

Be 9941-0

10” 78

Germany

 

 

WC

     Re-issue (Grand Orchestre Odéon, avec choeurs)

- Odéon 250307

Be 9941

10” 78

France

[1947]

 

WC

     ?Re-issue

- Odéon SOE 3565

 

EP

France

[1960]

 

WC

     ?Re-issue

- Odéon XOC 1019

 

LP

France

[1963]

 

WC

     ?Re-issue

- Versailles VER 34007

 

LP

France

 

 

WC

Grosses Parlophon Streich-Orchestra (=Berlin State Opera O?), male chorus, Dobrindt

Parlophone/Lindström P 9176

2-20459

12” 78

Germany

[Nov 27]

MMU

WC

     Re-issue

- Decca 25190 B

 

 

 

 

 

WC

     Re-issue (Grand symphony orchestra)             

- Parlophone E 10646

2-20459

12” 78

UK

Jan 28 p.340

BL

     Re-issue (Grand symphony orchestra)

- Parlophone 4000

20459

12” 78

Australia

 

 

 

     Re-issue (Grand orchestre symphonique avec choeurs)

- Parlophone 52017

20459

12” 78

France

[1930]

 

WC

     Re-issue (Symfoniorkester, chorus, effects)

- Odeon NLX 8, 290678

20459

12” 78

Norway

 

 

 

Albert W. Ketelbey’s Concert Orchestra, Ketèlbey

Columbia 9404

WAX 3295-1, 3296-1

12” 78, 2 sides

UK

[July 28] rec.17.2.28

July 28 p.61

BL, PD, (TM CAS)

     Re-issue

- Columbia Cinema Service YBX 23

WAXD 72

12” 33

UK

[Mar 31]

     Re-issue

- Columbia SEDQ 695

 

EP

Spain

1963

 

 

     Re-issue

- Pearl GEMM CD 9968

CD

UK

1992

BL, PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Evergreen Melodies C 62

CD

UK

[1999]

PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Naxos 8.110848

CD

UK

2002

BL, NX, PD, TM

     Re-issue

- Memory Lane “British Light Music Favourites”

 

CD

UK

2012

 

 

     Re-issue

- Memory Lane “Let’s Get Away From It All”

 

mp3

UK

2014

 

 

Brunswick Concert Orchestra, male vocal trio

Brunswick 20071

XE 27356

12” 78

US

rec. Apr 28          

 

BL

     Re-issue (Konzert-Orchester)

- Brunswick A 5055

XE 27356

12” 78

Germany

?

 

WC

Meister Orchestra

Filmaphone 156

0478, 0479

10” 78, 2 sides

UK

[1928?]

 

 

     Re-issue?

163

94478, 94479

10” 78, 2 sides

Germany

?

 

WC

Motion Picture Orchestra, Elsie Baker (contralto), Bourdon (used in film In a Persian Garden)

Victor/Tiffany

MVE 47691

16” 78

US

rec. Oct.28

 

 

Sterno String Orchestra

Sterno 240

?

10” 78

UK

[1928?]

 

 

Victory Orchestra, chorus effects

Victory 48

DC 582-2

7” 78

UK

rec. Nov.28

 

 

Fred Kitchen and his Astoria Cinema Orchestra

Dominion A 47

1040

8” 78

 

[Jan 29]

Feb 29 p.408

Streich-Orchester Zeuner-Freudenberg Orchestra, Lunapark

Electrocord 1242

5446, 5447

10” 78, 2 sides

 

1930

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Cordy 3010

5446, 5447

10” 78, 2 sides

Germany

?

MMU

WC

     Re-issue

- Isiwerke/Isiphon 1242

5446, 5447

10” 78, 2 sides

 

?

 

WC

Eddie Cole, Gandino [Mantovani] and his Orchestra, male chorus

Imperial 2199

5332-2

10” 78

UK

[Jan 30]

Feb 30 p.419

BL, (TM CD)

     Re-issue

- Cristall 5117

5332

10” 78

 

 

 

 

New Empire Orchestra

Decca K 523

MA 1456-3

12” 78

UK

[Aug 30]

Oct 30 p.234

BL

Phil Anderson’s Orchestra

Eclipse SC 80

1106-3

8” 78

UK

 

 

 

Paul Godwin Künstler-Orchestra, Wurlitzer organ

Grammophon (Polydor) 24446

4459 ½ BD-V

10” 78

Germany

[1932]

MMU

WC

     Re-issue (Paul Godwin & his Orchestra, with Wurlitzer)

- Brunswick 57026

4459 ½

10” 78

US

 

 

 

     Re-isssue Victor Ricardo and his Orchestra, cinema organ

- Decca F 2962

4459½ bd

10” 78

UK

 

July 32 p.71

BL

Herbert Hertrampf (vibraphone), members of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Schleger

Telefunken TA34/ A 1170

18472

10” 78

Germany

[June 32]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Telefunken TA 34

18472

10” 78

Czechoslovakia

 

 

 

Godfroy Andolfi, orchestra

Pathé X 96282

?

10” 78

France

[1933]

 

WC

Grosvenor Salon Orchestra

Panachord 25283

R 183-1

10” 78

Germany

[1933]

     Re-issue (Sinclair Salon Orchestra)

- Peacock P 124

R 183-1

10” 78

UK

[1933]

Commodore Grand Orchestra, male chorus, Muscant

Broadcast Super Twelve 3284

1275 XX

10” 78

UK

[Mar 33]

Mar 33 p.404

BL

Emil Roósz mit seiner Künstlerkapelle/ Orchester              

Kristall 1246       

C 1573

10” 78

Germany

[1933?]

MMU

WC

     Re-issue (Stråkorkester)

- Teco 247

C 1573

10” 78

Sweden

[1933]

 

 

     Re-issue

- 19230

C 1573

10” 78

 

?

 

WC

Commodore Grand Orchestra, organ, male chorus, Muscant (or Davidson?)

Regal MR 1213

CAR 2480-1, 2481-1

10” 78, 2 sides

UK

[1934]

Mar 34 p.407

BL

     Re-issue

- Columbia GD 40

CAR 2480-1, 2481-1

10” 78, 2 sides

Sweden

 

 

WC

Alex & Richard (accordions), Elo Magnussen & his orchestra.

Polyphon NS 90963A

1931hdk

10” 78

Denmark

[1935?]

 

 

Boston Promenade Orchestra, Fiedler (duration 6’25”)

Victor 4338

BS 102857, 102858

10” 78, 2 sides

US

rec July 36

 

 

     Re-issue          

- HMV B 8663

OA 102857, 102858

10” 78, 2 sides

UK

[Dec 37]

Dec 37 p.300

BL

     Re-issue

- HMV X 4910

OA 102857, 102858

10” 78, 2 sides

Denmark

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Electrola EG 6064

OA 102857, 102858

10” 78, 2 sides

 

 

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Victor D 19 (demonstration record)

BS 102857, 102858

10” 78, 2 sides

 

 

 

 

     Re-issue (perhaps different version)

- HMV X 4910

 

78

 

 

 

WC

     Re-issue (perhaps different version)

- RCA Victor 49-1440, 1020

 

SP 2 sides

France

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Timeless Music

 

CD?/mp3

 

2009

 

 

Columbia Salon Orchestra, Palitz.

Columbia 36234

B 25329

10” 78

US

[1939] rec.Sep 39

 

 

     Re-issue Brunswick Salon Orchestra

- Brunswick 8482

25329

10” 78

US

[1940?]

 

 

(orchestra)

Polyphon NS 92260

?

78

 

[1939]

 

WC

Louis Voss Grand Orchestra (London West End Orchestra)

Bosworth BC 1090               

CP 777

10” 78

UK

[1939?]

     Re-issue

- Stebbings ST 37

 

10” 78

NZ

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Bosworth BOCD 165

CD

UK

1990

VLM Summer 90

BL, TM

     Re-issue

- Bosworth BPM 218

CD

UK

2001

TM

     Re-issue “Romance of Arabia”

- Soho Archive SOHOA 130

 

CD

UK

2016

 

 

Albert W. Ketelbey & his Concert Orchestra, tenor, male chorus, Ketèlbey

Decca F 7616

DR  4753-1

10” 78

UK

[Nov 40]

Dec 40 p.154-5

(TM CD)

Stort Concertorkestr, Alsfet (organ), Petersen

Polyphon X 51261

?

10” 78

Denmark

[1942?]

 

WC

Hollywood Studio Orchestra (new arrangement)

Capitol 20108

CAP 534-1R

78

US

[1945?]

 

 

     Re-issue

- Capitol BD 46

H 207Y

10” 78

US

[1947]

 

 

     Re-issue

- Capitol CCF/EBF 207

 

EP

US

[1950]

 

 

     Re-issue

- Capitol LC 6677  

384-1R

 

UK

 

Aug 54 p.122

 

New Promenade Orchestra, Wardour Singers, Robertson

London R 10017

DR 12246 (or 7?)

10” 78

US

[1948?]

WC

     Re-issue

- Decca BEP 6086   

 

EP

Spain

1962

 

TM

Boston Promenade/Pops Orchestra, Fiedler (duration 6’05”)

- Victor 4338

E0RB 4844, 4845

10” 78, 2 sides

US

rec. June 50

 

WC

     Re-issue (perhaps different version)

- Voix de son maître 7RF 102

 

10” 78, 2 sides

France

[1952]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Voz du su Amo AA 751

78491440 A, B

10” 78, 2 sides

Spain

[1953]

 

WC

     Re-issue (sharing label with 1936 version)

- RCA Victor 49-1440

 

SP 2 sides

US

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- RCA Red Seal ERA 2

 

EP

US

[1953/7?]

 

PD

     Re-issue

- HMV 7EP 7010

 

EP

UK

[1952/3]

cat.Sept 54

 

     Re-issue

- Voix de son maître 7EBF 2

 

EP

France

[1953]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Voz de su Amo 7ERL 103

 

EP

Spain

[1954]

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Voce del patrone 7EPQ 507

 

EP

Italy

[1955]

 

 

     Re-issue

- RCA RPX 1026

 

EP

NZ

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- Victor WEPR 2/WERP 2

 

EP

US

 

 

WC

     Re-issue

- RCA Red Seal LM 1985

 

LP

US

[1956]

 

 

     Re-issue

- RCA Victor MRL 1060

 

LP

Mexico

[1956]

 

 

     Re-issue

- RCA Victor BRL 160

 

LP

Brazil

 

 

 

     Re-issue

- RCA Victor Red Seal ERA 50119

 

EP

Italy

[1958]

 

 

     Re-issue

- RCA Italiana A72R 0119

 

SP, 2 sides

Italy

[1960]

 

 

     Re-issue

- RCA Victor Red Seal LRC 51037

 

SP, 2 sides

Italy

[1963]

 

 

Wilhelm Stephan mit seinem grossen Konzertorchester                                         

Deutsche Grammophon 79376

5998 LHN

10” 78

Germany

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

Polydor 49376

5998 LHN

10” 78

Sweden

 

 

 

     Re-issue

Polydor 22376

 

SP

Germany

[1954]

 

 

     Re-issue                                                                        ペルシャの市場

Polydor DP 1016

 

EP

Japan

PD

Paul Durand & son grand orchestre

Polydor 560443

?

10” 78

France

[1953]

 

WC

Paul David & son grand orchestre

 

?

10” 78

France

[1953]

 

WC

Hubert Deuringer & sein Orchester

Decca F 43781

D 3389

10” 78

Germany

[1954?]

 

WC

Berliner Symphoniker, Collegium Musicum Vocale Berlin, Liebe

Lindström/Odeon O 28067

Be 14255-1

10” 78

Germany

?

 

WC

     Re-issue

- Odeon X 3411

Be 14253

10” 78

Brazil

 

 

 

Berliner Konzert-Orchester, Evans

Tri-Ergon 1168

2471

12” 78

Germany

?

MMU

WC

Clangor-Orchester

Volksverband T 1525

1525, 1526

10” 78, 2 sides

 

?

 

WC

Grand orchestre, chorus, organ

Pathé X 8607

N 300099

10” 80

France

?

 

WC

Grand Orchestre Viennois

Atout 4071

?

10” 78

France

?

 

WC

     Re-issue?

- Colisée 11055

 

10” 78

France

?

 

WC

     Re-issue?

- Galfadisc GL 127

 

10” 78

France

?

 

WC

Grosses Commodore Orchester, chorus, organ, Muscant

Lindström GO 10947

CBi 5135, 5136

10” 78, 2 sides

Germany

?

 

WC

Grosses Opern-Orchester

Stradivari E 2123

?

Germany

?

MMU

Grosses Salon-Orchester, Felix Lemeau

Homocord 8815

H 52257

12” 78

Germany

?

MMU

WC

Grosses Salon Orchester

Brilliant 39

3052

10” 78

Germany

?

 

 

Orchestre Lutèce

Gramophone L 787

?

12” 78

France

?

 

WC

Orchestre symphonique Solex

Solex B 30

?

10” 78

France

?

 

WC

Orkiestra Opery Wiedeńskiei (=Vienna State Opera Orchestra)

Syrena Electro 6217

19632, 19633

10” 78, 2 sides

Poland

?

 

 

Parlophon-Künstlerorchester, male chorus

Lindström

?

10” 78

Germany

?

 

WC

Prager Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Dyk

Lied der Zeit C 23228

46319, 46320

10” 78, 2 sides

Germany

?

 

WC

Salon-Orchester Alfred Beres

Heimklang 1560

?

10” 78

Germany

?

MMU

WC

     Re-issue?

- Adler-Electro 5467

7200

10” 78

Germany

?

MMU

WC

     Re-issue? (Salon-Orchester)

- Pallas 188

37200

10” 78

Germany

?

 

WC

     Re-issue?

- 201

7200

10” 78

 

?

 

WC

Salon-Orchester Artiphon

Artiphon 3136

?

10” 78

Germany

?

MMU

WC

Salonorkester

Elektroton 124

Kp 4478, 4479

10” 78, 2 sides

Yugoslavia

?

 

 

Stort Koncertorkester, Palle Alsfelt (Hammond organ), cond. Pedersen. (arr. Deutsch)

Polyphon X 51261B

DBHDKE 190-2

10” 78

Denmark

?

 

 

Streich-Orchester J. Presburg, Berlin (strings) 

Clausophon 278

5896

10” 78

Germany

?

MMU

WC

(orchestre de genre)

BHV-Le Rivolia 1073

?

10” 78

France

?

 

WC

(orchestre de genre, chorus)

Omnia 25052

?

10” 78

France

?

 

WC

(string orchestra)

Kalliope 1199

?

78

Germany

?

MMU

 

The details for Fiedler’s versions are confused.  Apart from the two on this webpage, there is third dating from 1958.

New Empire Orchestra (Decca K 523) contains only a fragment of this piece.

 

The scoring to this work is very straightforward, and the main differences in these early recordings are the cuts to fit the limit of a 78rpm side.  In the table below there is no chorus except where noted.

 

Artists

Notes

Click here

Alex and Richard

Accordions with strings, piccolo, clarinet & percussion.  Mean-sounding beggars.

https://archive.org/details/78_paa-ef-persisk-marked_alex-og-richard-elo-magnussen-og-hans-orkester-a-w-ketelbey_gbia0121707a

American Concert Orchestra  

Tom-tom sounds like chopping wood.

https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000157420/10563-In_a_Persian_market

Brunswick Concert Orchestra

Small orchestra. With a couple of beggars.

http://archive.org/details/AKetelbyFestival-5CutsFrom1927-1930

Dobrindt / Grosses Odeon-Orchester

Replaces the beggars with devout worshippers calling “Allah” – but I have heard Moroccan beggars saying just the one word “Allah”.

(2-20459) https://archive.org/details/78_14606-Sur-un-marche-persan

(xxB 7848) http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/detalle/2780859 

(Be 9941-0) https://archive.org/details/78_auf-einem-persischen-markt-in-a-persian-market_groes-odeon-knstler-orchester-w_gbia7007231b

Durand

New arrangement in modernist style resembling Stravinsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8bDaM-QkbU

Fiedler (1937, 6’25”)

Complete with full orchestra, but no chorus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH7tJB8JCO0

Fiedler (1952, 6’04”)

Complete with full orchestra. With wordless chanting by the orchestra.

http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/detalle/3173231

Gandino

Very busy market-place, with much shouting which often obscures the music. Beggars sound suitably miserable. With piano. First statement of Princess theme shared between solo cello and violin. Reprise of this theme doubled by tenor voice singing without words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WhA6Je-56I

Godwin

Small orchestra with Wurlitzer.

https://archive.org/details/paul-godwin-and-his-orchestra-with-wurlitzer-organ-in-a-persian-market-brunswick-4459-1-2-57026-1932

Hollywood String Orchestra

Lush new arrangement for full orchestra, omitting Camel-drivers and Beggars.

Capitol 20108

Ketèlbey (1922)

6 cuts. Small orchestra with tuba as bass, just one Beggar. Cello omitted from first statement of Princess theme. 

Columbia 896

Ketèlbey (1924)

1 cut. Smallish orchestra.  Beggars singing almost with Received Pronunciation. Adds melismatic passage for unaccompanied tenor voice interpolated, later used as the Eastern Song melody in Algerian Song/Scene. 

Ketèlbey (1926)

1 cut. Full orchestra. Beggars sound earnest and slightly apologetic. Slows greatly towards end, inserting different call from the minaret for unaccompanied tenor. 

Columbia 3422R (labelled 1927)

Ketèlbey (1928)

Complete, full orchestra, Beggars sound confident first time, slightly disappointed second time. Minaret call is accompanied by tom-tom

Columbia 9404

Ketèlbey (1940)

7 cuts.  Full orchestra. Beggars sound apologetic.  Cello omitted from first statement of Princess theme; a later statement is with tenor solo and male chorus, singing "Dreamy eyes…"

Decca F 7616

 

Muscant (Regal)

Complete, with chorus. Very thin sound

Side 1. https://archive.org/details/78_in-a-persian-market-del-1-the-commodore-grand-orchestra-dir-joseph

Side 2. https://archive.org/details/78_in-a-persian-market-del-2-the-commodore-grand-orchestra-dir-joseph

Palitz

Full orchestra.

https://archive.org/details/78_in-a-persian-market_brunswick-salon-orchestra-ketelbey-mortimer-palitz_gbia0041641b

Pedersen

Some reorchestration, adding Hammond organ, harp and tuned percussion.  End quietly.

https://archive.org/details/78_paa-et-persisk-marked_stort-koncertorkester-palle-alsfelt-a-w-ketlbey-teddy-pete_gbia7005563b

Roy Robertson

Very nasal beggars. Beginning cut.

www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/in%20a%20persian%20market%20-%20RRobinson.mp3

Salon Orchester (Pallas 188)

Small orchestra with elegant lead violin.

https://archive.org/details/78_auf-einem-persischen-markt_a-w-ketelbey_gbia0123275b

Schleger

Some reorchestration, including Hammond organ, xylophone and vibraphone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHuxBpippzw

Shilkret

Reduced orchestra with piano.  Ends after reprise of Princess theme.

https://archive.org/details/AKetelbyFestival-5CutsFrom1927-1930/InternationalConcertOrchestra-InAPersianMarket.mp3

Louis Voss

Small orchestra.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHiijhbKek0

 

 

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