[Sound recording] If you were the only girl in the world

Accession Number AWM2018.404.62
Collection type Sound
Measurement 5 min 56 sec
Object type Digital audio file
Physical description wave
Maker Hicks, Alan
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, 'If you were the only girl in the world', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. The lyrics were written by Clifford Grey with music composed by Nat D Ayer. Produced by Chris Latham, with Andrew Goodwin and Christina Wilson as vocalists and Alan Hicks on piano. This work was 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 fantastic tune and a beautiful song. The melody features slow minums with large intervals. The octave thing is beautiful and the song can be performed at different tempos. It has an almost Rachmanioff sound in parts. The lyrics feature deep sentiment.'

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