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The Tragedy of A Tin Soldier

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Uploaded by: Aarnoud (08/24/19)
Composer: Nevin, Gordon Balch
Sample Producer: Inspired Acoustics
Sample Set: Melbourne Town Hall
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Romantic
Description:
A fantastic piece on the improved Melbourne Town Hall set! This organ even has some percussion stops and I think they suit this piece very well...

"This suite in miniature exploits an un-explored field of organ music: — the humorous; the humor however is suggestive rather than descriptive, thus conforming to the best ideals of programmatic art. With steady inflexible rhythm is pictured the little Soldier’s return from the war, his heart beating high with love, which turns to bitterest jealousy as he finds his rival usurping his place. All the joys of spring turned to gray, he sings his farewell serenade and dies; his death march as a fitting finale uses part of the thematic material of the first number, but in a grief-laden minor development which brings this tragic tale to a fantastic finish."

Gordon Balch Nevin, 1915

00:00 The return from the war
02:14 His jealousy
03:18 His farewell serenade
06:57 The tin soldier's funeral march
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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