[Sound recording] Heroes of the Dardanelles

Accession Number AWM2018.404.28
Collection type Sound
Measurement 4:14
Object type Digital audio file
Physical description Wav
Maker Hicks, Alan
Latham, Chris
Hidden, David
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, North Shore, Narremburn
Date made 2018
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use.
Source credit to Latham, Chris
Description

Recording of the song titled, 'Heroes of the Dardanelles', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. Music and lyrics written by Reginald Alberto Agrati Stoneham. Produced by Chris Latham, with David Hidden as vocalist (baritone), and Alan Hicks on piano. This recording was made at Flat Rock Studios, Sydney, on 23 March 2018. The work is performed in the spirit of the time with some changes made for the modern ear.

Chris Latham, producer of this recording, notes: 'This is very melodramatic and resembles silent movie music. It is pure propaganda and has come out of an opera. It is a professional song with a vocal range that extends an octave and a fourth. There are trumpet tunes in parts with references to “Australia will be there” and “It’s a long way to Tipperary”. It is very national anthem sounding.'

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