[Sound recording] The Rosary

Accession Number AWM2018.404.30
Collection type Sound
Measurement 2:28
Object type Digital audio file
Physical description wave
Maker Hicks, Alan
Goodwin, Andrew
Latham, Chris
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, North Shore, Narremburn
Date made 2018
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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

Recording of the song titled 'The Rosary', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. Lyrics written by Robert Cameron Rogers with music composed by Ethelbert Nevin. Produced by Chris Latham, with Andrew Goodwin and Alan Hicks on piano. This recording was made at Black Rock Studio, Sydney, on 28 June 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 a very great song and was famous before the war. Edward McMahon played it at the 4th August concert at Gallipoli. It is very chromatic and unusual in how chromatically adventurous it is. Very simple and has moments of revelationess. Mario Lanzo made it famous in the 1950s. It is a religious song with no verse and chorus structure. Not aware of any other song that has this same structure that became this famous. Also played by bands.'

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