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Ma Petite, by “Raoul Clifford”

Dating from 1897, for mandolin and piano, with optional 2nd mandolin, cello and guitar.  This was probably part of the repertoire of “Le Zingare”, Florence Hoare’s Mandoline Band.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

The realisation adds a repeat to enable different combinations of instruments. Hear it at  http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Ma petite for mand band sync.mp3

 

 

March of the Pioneer Corps

Written for the Pioneer Corps (Scottish Command) Theatre Orchestra.  It was registered with Bosworth’s in 1940, but not published until 1943.

 

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Synthesized

Stephen Berry

private recording

mp3

UK

2016

PD, TM

 

To hear this realisation, click here http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/March of the Pioneer Corps orchsynth.mp3

 

 

Marching Along to Victory

A cheerful march for bugles and drums, dating from 1944. The drummers have the option of singing the title phrase in several places.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

The realisation substitutes a whistling effect for the singing.  To hear it, click here  http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Marching along to victory for bugles and drums sync.mp3

 

 

Les Marionettes: suite de ballet

Simple teaching pieces from around 1902 for players with small hands.

1. L'assemblée

2. Pas de valse

3. Chant d'amour

4. Le carnaval

5. Petite sérénade

6. Bonne nuit: marche

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

TM

 

 

A Mayfair Cinderella: valse-intermezzo                                                                

Evidence suggests that this orchestral waltz was originally a song written for Florence Smithson, who played Cinderella in the pantomime at Drury Lane in the 1919-20 season.  But the copyright was not assigned to Bosworth until 6th August 1937.

 

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Orchestra

London Concert O            

Bosworth BC 1180

CP 1264

10” 78

UK

[1943]

WC, (TM CD)

Re-issue

- Guild Light Music GLCD 5136

CD

UK

2007

 

The London Concert Orchestra includes a harp not in the published set of parts. The recording can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1ewzbLPiVg

 

 

Mélodie du Coeur

This piece was published in 1913 by Presser in U.S.A., with alternative solo parts for violin or cello, with piano accompaniment.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

To hear a realisation of the violin version, click here http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Melodie du coeur for violin and piano synth.mp3

To hear a realisation of the cello version, click here http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Melodie du coeur for cello and piano synth.mp3

 

 

Mélodie Plaintive

This expressive and challenging piece for violin and piano was written for Ketèlbey’s brother Harold, and published in 1906. 

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2018

PD, TM

 

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

 

 

25 Melodious Studies: in the form of duets for 2 mandolines, by “Raoul Clifford”

1898, also advertised as “Original Duets”.  Short, simple, and not always original.

1. Andante: Study in the first position for the tremolo                         

2. Briskly: Study in the first position for the striking

3. Study in the second position for the tremolo                       

4. Decisively: Study in the second position for the striking  

5. Gracefully: Study in the third position for the tremolo                    

6. Study in the third position, tremolo, the slurred notes, and strike the dotted ones                  

7. Andante sostenuto: Study for expression              

8. Con spirito, A minor                   

9. Moderato, D major      

10. Allegro, B minor        

11. Grazioso, C major

12. Grazioso, G major

13. Staccato: Arpeggio study         

14. Ben marcato: Chord study      

15. Allegro:  Study in cross accents and chords       

16. Allegretto scherzando: Grace-note study            

17. Allegretto leggiero, E minor   

18. Moderato espressivo: Study on the fourth string             

19. Allegro giocoso: Study for accompaniment        

20. Andante con moto: Chromatic study                   

21. Allegro vivace: Scale study                      

22. Allegretto espress.: Study for expression            

23. Andante, E flat major               

24. Moderato, F minor                    

25. Allegretto scherzando, F major

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

TM

 

 

Men of England: short patriotic ode

Choral ode from 1926, setting of a 1828 poem by the Scottish poet Thomas Campbell.  Evidence suggests that the work was first performed in December 1926 with organ accompaniment, and that the orchestration was done later by A.W. Leggett. 

A shortened version with the subtitle “interlude” was issued for the coronation year 1953, with optional chorus.

 

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Chorus with orchestra

Kingsway Hall Choir?, Albert W. Ketelbey’s Concert Orchestra, Ketèlbey

Columbia 9865

WAX 4935, 4936

12” 78, 2 sides

UK

[Nov 29] rec.Jan 29

Nov 29 p.251

BL, PD, (TM CD)

Re-issue

- Naxos 8.110870

CD

UK

2004

BL, NX, PD, TM

Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

 

 

UK

2020

 

TM

 

The composer makes a few minor changes to the score, most notably in fluctuations of tempo.  The first side ends with a massive rallentando that would probably not have happened if the music had been recorded continuously. The recording uses a small choir of 12 voices at the most.

McCanna’s realisation is of the Interlude, for orchestra alone.

 

 

The Message of the Bells, by “Geoffrey Kaye”

1919 piano piece, orchestrated in 1920 (probably not by the composer).

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

PD, TM

 

The orchestral realisation uses a tubular bell part which was added later. Click here. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Message of the bells for orch sync.mp3

 

 

Michaelmas Day: children’s song, by “Raoul Clifford”

A song about eating goose on that festival day, published in September 1897.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

TM

 

 

Mind the Slide: (The Troubled Trombone): a musical joke

 A novelty orchestral piece from 1915.  A contemporary review was very complimentary:

Albert W. Ketélbey's [sic] musical joke Mind the Slide! provides scope for some droll orchestral effects, the trombone glissando being freely introduced as might almost be expected from the very title of the piece.  Whatever the composer touches, be it ever so unpretentious, he seldom fails to leave the impress of his inherent musicianship upon it.  And certainly the musical joke now before us may be cited as proof of the assertion, were it necessary to offer any vindication, which we very much doubt.

 

Composer’s synopsis

One or two members of the orchestra find their instruments rather unmanageable, to the evident pain of the rest of the band, as indicated by their shouts of "Oh!"

The glissandos must be very exaggerated throughout this piece, to produce the grotesque effect required, and the shouts of "Oh!" in the Trio should be very loud, as if in pain, so as to make the audience jump!  

 

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Orchestra

Regal Orchestra, Ketèlbey               

Regal G 7158

29922             

10” 78

UK

[Nov 15]

Re-issue

- Naxos 8.110869

CD

UK

2003

BL, NX, PD, TM

Military band

Empire Military Band (=Regal Military Band)

Beka 1141

?

10” 78

UK

rec.June 16

Re-issue (Royal Military Band)

- Coliseum 947

36614

10” 78

UK

[1916]

 

Re-issue (London Orchestral Band)

- Jumbo 1441

36614

10” 78

UK

[July 16]

 

 

Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

 

mp3

UK

2020

 

PD, TM

 

Ketèlbey makes two cuts totalling 39 bars, including the entire coda. It sounds rather rushed, just getting it all in within the 3 minute limit. 

 

The realisation follows the tempo instruction “Not too fast, steady two in a bar”.  But the trombone smears are less fun than on the analogue recording, and the siren is beyond MuseScore’s capability.

Hear it at  http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Mind the slide for orch sync.mp3

 

Mirror Dance     

The title presumably refers to the well-known dance routine involving two dancers either side of an imaginary mirror.

 

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Piano

Rosemary Tuck

Marco Polo 8.223699

CD

UK

1993

BL, NX, PD, TM

           

 

Moderato Grazioso: study in style and independence

A charming two-part invention, written for a book of piano studies published by Trinity College of Music. Though the music has the copyright date of 1927, it may have been written at the turn of the century, when the composer was an examiner for the college.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

Click here to hear this realisation. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Moderato grazioso for piano sync.mp3

 

                                                                                                           

Morceau pathéthique, op.14 (by “Anton Vodorinski”)

Gloomy piano piece from around 1904.

 

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Piano

Rosemary Tuck

Marco Polo 8.223700

CD

UK

1993

BL, NX, PD, TM

           

 

The Mountaineer

An “easy two-part song” from 1895. 

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

PD, TM

 

As the text refers to “Loud and clear, hark to the merry horn”, the realisation is for a pair of horns with piano. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Mountaineer for horns (online-audio-converter.com) sync.mp3

 

 

6 Musical Impressions

- 1. Les Grelots = Village Chimes

- 2. Valse Sentimentale

- 3. Babillage des Nymphes

- 4. Romance: duetto

- 5. The Rivulet: etude

- 6. Pensiveness

These piano pieces were published around 1902.  Note the strange mixture of languages in the titles – mainly French, with some English and one Italian term. The obscurely named Les Grelots (literally translated as “Harness Jingles” or more colourfully as “Sleigh Bells”) was later issued under the new title Village Chimes.

 

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Synthesized

Stephen Berry

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

To hear these realisations, click here

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Village chimes for piano sync.mp3

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Valse Sentimentale for piano sync.mp3

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Babillage des nymphes piano sync.mp3

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Romance duetto for piano sync.mp3

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Rivulet for piano sync.mp3

http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Pensiveness for piano sync.mp3

 

- 2. Valse Sentimentale only

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Orchestra

Empire Symphony Orchestra, ?Ketèlbey

Rena (Columbia) 1201

?

10” 78

UK

[Nov 09]

 

                                                                                               

A Musical Jig-Saw: potpourri (selected and arranged by “A.William Aston”)

Ketèlbey’s recording was reviewed by Discus in The Musical Times Vol.65 (January 1924) page 60 thus:

One light orchestral record should be noted at this season - a Col.12-in. d.-s., A Musical Jigsaw, wherein a few dozens of old friends are dovetailed with amusing effect.  The Company issues a leaflet giving a list of the tunes maltreated, but gramophonists who turn on the medley at a festive gathering will be well advised to keep the list out of sight and let the hearers compete as to who can "spot" the most.  This record is both ingenious and amusing.  Few musicians will keep a straight face when Tchaikovsky's Chanson Triste gradually fades into the hymn-tune Now the day is over, and still less when they are launched from Who killed Cock Robin? into the "Venusberg" section of the Tannhäuser Overture.

 

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Orchestra

Court Symphony Orchestra, Ketèlbey

Columbia 948

AX 159, 160

12” 78, 2 sides

UK

[Dec 23]                rec.Sept 23

BL

Re-issue

- Naxos 8.110869

CD

UK

2003

BL, NX, PD, TM

Military band

Band of HM Coldstream Guards, Evans

HMV C 1139

Cc 3936-2, 3937-1

12” 78, 2 sides

UK

[Feb 24]

(TM CD)

?

?

Homochord D 1177

?

10” 78

UK

[Dec 27?]

Orchestra

Frank Westfield's Orchestra

Parlophone E 6052

W 1826, 1827

10” 78, 2 sides

UK

[May 28]

Sept 28 p.159

Re-issue

- Pearl GEMM CD 9968

CD

UK

1992

BL, PD, TM

Orchestra

Concert Orchestra, C.D.Smart (organ), Possetti  

Winner 4954

?

10” 78

UK

[1929]

Dec 29 p.323

Orchestra

Regal Cinema (Marble Arch) Orchestra, Starkey

Columbia DX 105

WAX 5578-1, 5579-1

12” 78, 2 sides

UK

Oct 30

Oct 30 p.234

BL, (TM CAS)

Re-issue

- Columbia Cinema Service YBX 23

WAXD 37

12” 33

UK

[Mar 31]

Orchestra

Gandino (Mantovani) and his Orchestra

Imperial 2562

5721A, 5722A

10” 78, 2 sides

UK

[1931?]

BL

Orchestra

Regal Salon Orchestra

Regal MR 2428

?

10” 78

UK

[1937]

June 37 p.24

Orchestra

Jenö Fesca & his String Orchestra

Homochord HB 2058

?

12” 78, 2 sides

UK

?

cat.1926

 

Englund has A.W. Leggett as the conductor of Columbia 948, but both the label and Columbia catalogue have Ketelbey.

 

                                                                               

List of melodies quoted in each recording                                                        

Bar

Title

Composer

Ketèlbey

Evans

Westfield

Starkey

1

[Introduction based on] Crown diamonds - Overture

Auber    

cut

cut

+

Martha - Overture

Flotow

cut

cut

8

Martha - Overture

Flotow

cut

cut

13

Crown diamonds - Overture

Auber

21

William Tell - Overture

Rossini  

33

The Bohemian girl - Overture

Balfe

35-48 cut

35-40 cut

53

Yankee doodle

anon, pub. 1782

65

Upon Paul’s steeple (Chimes)

anon

cut

cut

71

Caller herrin

Gow

cut

cut

82

Souvenir

Drdla

cut

cut

92

Serenata, op.15 no.1

Moszkowski

cut

cut

100

Bohemian girl - The heart bowed down

Balfe     

cut

cut

cut

104

Nocturne, op.9 no.2

Chopin

cut

cut

cut

cut

107

When other lips   

Balfe

cut

cut

cut

cut

110

Turkish patrol

Michaelis

122

Hungarian rhapsody, G 359 no.2

Liszt

134

Turkish patrol

Michaelis

144

Life on the ocean wave

Russell

151

Rendez-vous

Aletter

157-164 cut

166

Martha - Overture

Flotow

172

Prelude, op.3 no.2

Rachmaninoff

181

Tannhäuser - Overture

Wagner

194

Oberon - Overture

Weber

202

Come back to Erin

Claribel 

cut

212

Lohengrin - Wedding march

Wagner

cut

side turn

side turn

218

Rienzi - Overture

Wagner 

cut

side turn

226

Album for the young, op.68 - The merry peasant

Schumann

cut

234

Träumerei, op.15 no.7

Schumann

cut

cut

245

Swiss yodelling song

anon

cut

cut

255

La traviata - Brindisi          

Verdi

cut

261-270 cut

cut

side turn

272

Martha - Overture

Flotow

cut

cut

cut

277

Songs without words op.62 – Spring song

Mendelssohn

cut

cut

cut

cut

285

Annie Laurie

Scott

cut

cut

cut

cut

289

Believe me if all those endearing young charms

anon, 1775

cut

cut

cut

292

In a Persian market

Ketèlbey

292-307 cut

292-307 cut

cut

322

Gott erlobe Franz den Kaiser (Austrian/German anthem)

Haydn

cut

cut

cut

326

Sweet lavender (sung)

anon

cut

cut

329

Mistletoe bough

Bishop

cut

cut

cut

334

Irish jig

anon, 1792

342-345 cut

cut

cut

346

Piano concerto

Schumann

 

cut

cut

cut

353

Hearts and flowers

Tobani

 

cut

cut

370

Hungarian dance no.1

Brahms

 

374-381 cut

384

Jack's the lad (Sailors’ hornpipe)

anon, pub.1796

cut

cut

394

There you are then (sung) 

Silbermann

396

Hungarian March

Berlioz

409-416 cut

417

Chanson triste, op.48 no.2

Tchaikovsky

417-424 cut

427

Now the day is over

Baring-Gould

434

Blue Danube

Strauss  

435-453 cut

cut

+

Der Obersteiger - Don’t be cross

Zeller

cut

470

Who killed Cock Robin?

anon

477

Tannhäuser – Venusberg music

Wagner 

cut

cut

493

Faust - The calf of gold

Gounod

496-505 cut

cut

cut

514

Raymond - Overture

Thomas

cut

526

1812

Tchaikovsky

TOTAL PLAYING TIME

8’ 36”

(8” 23”+)

6’ 27”

8’ 35”

 

The three phrases which should be sung by the orchestra are just played in Ketèlbey’s recording, which can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmQo34jM4U&list=PLDdlSzGv6-khkghNzz8X259uHMY6IdPIr&index=32&t=0s

Westfield has the singing.  His tubular bells (which should be tacet for the last 19 bars) continue playing to the end.

Starkey has no singing, but includes a harp in his orchestra.                   

Evans includes the singing.  A curiosity of the military band version is that although it begins and ends in the same key (Eb) as the orchestral version, the bulk of it (bars 49-476 in this recording) is transposed up by a semitone.  My transcription is a further semitone sharp, so the total playing time should probably be at least 10 seconds longer.

 

                                                           

My Heart A-Dream

The song was reviewed thus in Musical Opinion vol.32 p.862 (Sept 1909):

“A tender appealing love ditty is Albert W. Ketélbey's [sic] My heart a-dream, the words of which issue from the graceful pen of Florence Hoare.”

 

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Song with orchestra?

Walter Wheatley,?orchestra, ?Ketèlbey

Columbia 1963

?

10” 78

UK

[Oct 12]

Song with piano

Peter Dempsey (t), Guy Rowland

Dempsey AWK 111

CD

UK

2009

BL, PD, TM

 

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

                       

                                                                       

My Heart Still Clings to You

Words by Ketelbey.

“This song was chosen by a large majority of the audience at a concert held at the London Hippodrome on Novr. 23rd 1913 as the winning song for male voices in the "Evening News" £200 prize competition.  It was sung by Mr Stewart Gardner.”

           

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Song with orchestra

Edgar Coyle (bt), orchestra, ?Ketèlbey               

Columbia 2331

28764

10” 78

UK

[Feb 14]

BL

Re-issue

- Naxos 8.110870

CD

UK

2004

BL, NX, PD, TM

Song with orchestra

Thorpe Bates, orchestra, ?Ketèlbey

Columbia 463

6401

12” 78

UK

[June 14]

Song with orchestra

Edgar Coyle (bt), orchestra, Ketèlbey

Columbia 2331R

WA 3800-1

10” 78

UK

rr Aug 26

BL, (TM CAS). (TM CD)

 

Edgar Coyle recorded this song twice, the second benefiting from electrical technology.  For the Naxos transfer, the first recording was played so that the same pitch (Ab major) was used as in the second.  However, the 1914 recording sounds slow, with the average metronome marking being crotchet = 46, whereas the 1925 is at 68.  The earlier recording omits the first refrain and second verse, the later one just omits the second verse and final orchestral bars.  Even as late as 1925, the bass is provided by a tuba.

 

 

My Lady Brocade

Although this piece for piano, strings and glockenspiel was published in 1933, it may well have been the same piece as Beau Brocade, known only as a title assigned to Bosworth in 1923.  A contemporary review in 1933 wrote

“A specialité piece for Pizzicato Strings and Celeste (or Piano), specially composed by Ketèlbey in response to many requests for a new Pizzicato number”.

 

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Label

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Piano

Eric Halstead

private recording

www

UK

2003

(TM CD)

Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

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

The realisation is based on the combination of celeste, glockenspiel and strings, and can be heard at http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/My lady brocade for orch sync.mp3

 

 

My Star of Love

A song from 1949, presumably composed with Albert’s second wife Mabel in mind. 

 

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Label

Format

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

PD, TM

 

The realisation is for piano solo, and can be heard at http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/My star of love for piano (online-audio-converter.com) sync.mp3

 

 

My Wish

A short carol written for the Ketelbey family Christmas card probably in 1889.  An engraving shows an ensemble of flute, oboe, viola, trombone, double bass, harp and two male singers, which forms the basis for our realisation.

 

Medium

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Label

Format

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Date

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

PD, TM

 

Hear this realisation at http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/My wish for band sync.mp3

 

 

‘Neath Swinging Roses

Song with words by Florence Hoare, beginning “In June, sweet June”.  A song of that name was due to be sung at a Trinity College of Music concert in July 1892, though it appears it may not have been performed until December of that year, sung by Miss Bertha Ackworth. 

The song was later published as ‘Neath Swinging Roses by Patey & Willis in 1897, where the words must have been amended to be appropriate for a man singer.  It was “Dedicated to and sung by Mr Harry Fairleigh (Geo. Edwards "Geisha" Co.).”

Sales cannot have been good, as in 1902 the title was sold on to the publisher Dean for £6/3/6, and then in 1905 to Hammond for £4/-/9.  That’s less than 21 copies retailing at 4/- each.  

My own copy is stamped by A. Hammond, and also by Carter & Sons in Cape Town – a well-travelled piece of music!

 

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Label

Format

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Date

Locations

Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

PD, TM

 

The realisation replaces the voice with cello.  http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Neath swinging roses for cello sync.mp3

 

 

New Moving Picture Book

This collection of piano music, originally published in 1916 under the title New Moving Picture Music, contains 22 pieces by Ketèlbey.   Most of these were incorporated into Bosworth’s Loose-Leaf Film Play Music Series, best-sellers which provided the composer with a sizeable income.

 

Medium

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Label

Format

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Date

Locations

Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

This selection, listed below, includes all the pieces which were not re-used in the Film Play Music Series, and also other passages which were omitted from existing commercial recordings of that series. Click on the links to hear the realisations.

 

- 1. Plaintive http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/NMPB1 Plantive sync.mp3

- 3. Heroic (finale, or beginning) http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/NMPB3 Heroic sync.mp3

- 4. Hurry (melodramatic struggles, etc.) http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/NMPB4 Hurry sync.mp3

- 9. Comic Music (for drunken business or mock-serious scene) http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/NMPB9 Comic Music sync.mp3

- 11. Lively Music (for race scenes, crowds, etc.) http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/NMPB11 Lively music sync.mp3

- 13. Sailor Music, with "Rule Britannia" (for landing of marines, etc.) http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/NMPB13 Sailor music sync.mp3

- 17. Quick-Step March, with "The Girl I Left Behind Me" à la Scotch http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/NMPB17 Quick-step march sync.mp3

- 18. Triumphal March http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/NMPB18 Triumphal March sync.mp3

 

 

Night, by “Geoffrey Kaye”

This expressive orchestral piece was published in 1922.

 

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Synthesized

Stephen Berry

private recording

mp3

UK

2016

PD, TM

 

To hear this realisation, click here http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Night orch synth.mp3

 

 

Nuit des étoiles: nocturne, by “Raoul Clifford”

One of several simple pieces for mandolin dating from the late 1890s. 

 

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Synthesizer

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

The realisation adds tremolo to the main rondo theme, and can be heard at http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Nuit des etoiles for mandolin sync.mp3

 

 

The Old Belfry = Victory Bells

At the end of the First World War, Ketelbey wrote a celebratory song, Victory Bells.  Only one page of this has been discovered, with the first verse beginning

Now the strife of battle is over

And the crash of war is done,

Soon our lads will come a-marching

From their …

The refrain was later published as a separate intermezzo for piano, and then renamed and orchestrated in 1923.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

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

 

 

Old ’96, by “Raoul Clifford”

A song for New Year 1897, published in the magazine The Children’s Friend.

 

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Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

TM

 

 

The Old Ingle-Nook

Song from 1914.. The music was reused in The Golden Wedding, from the suite In a Lovers’ Garden. A contemporary review ran:

Albert W. Ketélbey combines with Edward Oxenford in the production of a really inviting song called The Old Ingle-Nook.  Quite successfully, the composer has here striven to provide the singer with something which will appeal to the average concert-goer without in the least offending the susceptibilities of the most exacting art patron. We are not surprised to learn that Madame Ada Crossley has made the song her own.

The melodies were re-used in The Golden Wedding in the suite In a Lovers' Garden.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

PD, TM

 

The realisation replaces the contralto voice with viola.   http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Old ingle nook for viola sync.mp3

 

 

Olesia = Polish Dance

Piano piece from 1897.  It appears that the original title was Polish Dance, and then Olesia was added to the cover of some editions.  A different Polish Dance is included in Arpeggio-Melodies Book 3.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

The realisation includes some details from a version for piano duet, and can be heard at http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Olesia for piano sync.mp3

 

 

6 Original Pieces Without Octaves, op.9, by “Anton Vodorinski

Although the title suggests these are piano teaching material for young players, several pieces in the collection had a further life in other arrangements.  As teaching material, they frequently appeared on Trinity College of Music syllabuses.  Most pieces have easily understood titles, but to save you reaching for the dictionary, Bluette means a trifle, or if you like, bagatelle.

 

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Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

Click on the links to hear the realisations.

1. Canzonette. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Canzonette op.9-1 for piano sync.mp3

2. Scherzette. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Scherzette for piano sync.mp3

3. Bluette. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Bluette for piano sync.mp3

4. Violette. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Violette for piano sync.mp3

5. Valsette. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Valsette for piano sync.mp3

6. Coquette.  http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Coquette for piano (online-audio-converter.com) sync.mp3

 

 

12 Original Voluntaries

These short unassuming pieces for “American organ” (a kind of harmonium) had probably been conceived some years earlier when the composer was organist at St John’s Church, Wimbledon. The collection was not published until around 1903.  Meditation was also reworked for full organ under the title Introductory Voluntary.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2019

PD, TM

 

To hear these realisations, click on the link.

1. Siciliana. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Siciliana for harmonium sync.mp3

2. Andante Cantabile. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Andante cantabile for harmonium sync.mp3

3. Canzonetta. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Canzonetta (voluntary) for harmonium sync.mp3

4. Invocation. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Invocation for harmonium sync.mp3

5 Small Fugue in 3 parts. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Small fugue for wind sync.mp3

6. Mélodie Gracieuse. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Melodie gracieuse for harmonium sync.mp3

7. Meditation. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Meditation for harmonium sync.mp3

8. Chorale. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Chorale for harmonium sync.mp3

9. Adagio Religioso. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Adagio religioso for harmonium sync.mp3

10. Cathedral Echoes. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Cathedral echoes for harmonium sync.mp3

11. Marche Solennelle. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Marche solennelle for harmonium sync.mp3

12. Prelude [in F minor]. http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Prelude (voluntary) for harmonium sync.mp3

Small Fugue has been realised for a trio of oboe, clarinet and bassoon.

 

 

Other Days

1899 song.

 

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Synthesized

Tom McCanna

private recording

mp3

UK

2020

PD, TM

 

In the realisation, the voice is replaced by violin.  http://www.albertketelbey.org.uk/mp3/synth/Other days for violin sync.mp3

 

 

webpage updated 10 Feb 2021