Recordings

What's the score at the Bodleian?

A number of piano pieces from the What's the Score? project have been recorded for online delivery (each accompanied by its score), along with several non-project songs which demonstrate other aspects of domestic music which were popular in the 19th century.

Members of the public are encouraged to make their own recordings of other music included in the project and submit them for online delivery on the project web-pages.

Note: If the recording doesn't play automatically, you may need to download a media player. Popular media players include Windows Media Player, Quicktime, RealPlayer, iTunes and Winamp.

 

Piano pieces by Charles d'Albert 

 

The Cleopatra Galop, by Charles d’Albert. Performed by Tim Hawken.

» Play (3 minutes, 34 seconds; 3.27 MB)

» View the score (PDF File, 6.65 MB)

 

Cleopatra Galop (cover)

Nearest and Dearest (Waltz, on airs from Audran’s comic opera, Olivette), by Charles d’Albert. Performed by Ben Sheen.

» Play (9 minutes, 5 seconds; 8.32 MB)

» View the score (PDF File, 0.65 MB)

 

Nearest and Dearest

Trial by Jury Polka (on airs from Arthur Sullivan’s operetta), by Charles d’Albert. Performed by Ben Sheen.

» Play (3 minutes, 35 seconds; 3.28 MB)

» View the score (PDF File, 0.97 MB)

 

Trial by Jury (Polka)

The Rink Galop (as performed at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster), by Charles d’Albert. Performed by Ben Sheen.

» Play (4 minutes, 39 seconds; 4.26 MB)

» View the score (PDF File, 0.56 MB)

 

The Rink Galop

Adelina (on Jules Cohen’s Opera Les Bluets), by Charles d’Albert. Performed by Ben Sheen.

» Play (10 minutes, 2 seconds; 9.19 MB)

» View the score (PDF File, 1.81 MB)

 

Adelina

Other piano pieces

           

The Abbey House Schottische, by James Shaw. MP3 file (converted from a midi file derived from a transcription by Kelsey Gower).

» Play (2 minutes, 59 seconds; 2.72 MB)

» View the score (link to website)

 

Abbey House Schottische (cover)

The Abyssinian Polka, by J. Riviere. MP3 file (converted from a midi file derived from a transcription by Kelsey Gower).

» Play (4 minutes, 33 seconds; 4.12 MB)

» View the score (link to website)

 

Abyssinian Polka (cover)

The Adelina Patti, by W. Guernsey. MP3 file (converted from a midi file derived from a transcription by Kelsey Gower).

» Play (3 minutes, 48 seconds; 3.31 MB)

» View the score (link to website)

 

Adelina Patti (cover)

Afghan Waltzes, by Percy W. Collcutt. MP3 file (converted from a midi file derived from a transcription by Kelsey Gower).

» Play (7 minutes, 08 seconds; 6.49 MB)

» View the score (link to website)

 

Afghan Waltzes (cover)

Sadowa, by Edouard Dorn. MP3 file (converted from a midi file derived from a transcription by Kelsey Gower).

» Play (3 minutes, 25 seconds; 3.15 MB)

» View the score (link to website)

 

Sadowa (cover)

Zulu Danse Sauvage, by Joseph Kingham. MP3 file (converted from a midi file derived from a transcription by Kelsey Gower).

» Play (3 minutes, 43 seconds; 3.27 MB)

» View the score (link to website)

 

Zulu Danse Sauvage (cover)

 

Selected songs

Come into the Garden, Maud, by M. W. Balfe (words by Alfred, Lord Tennyson), sung by Greg Skidmore accompanied by Tim Hawken on piano

» Play (4 minutes, 6 seconds; 3.76 MB)

 

Home! Sweet Home! by Sir Henry Bishop (words by John Howard Payne), sung by Greg Skidmore accompanied by Tim Hawken on piano

» Play (2 minutes, 48 seconds; 2.56 MB)

 

The Lost Chord, by Sir Arthur Sullivan (words by Adelaide A. Procter), sung by Greg Skidmore accompanied by Tim Hawken on piano

» Play (4 minutes, 0 seconds; 3.66 MB)

 

 Creative Commons

These recordings are released with the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA licence. They can be reused and redistributed globally provided that they are used in a non-commercial way and the reuse is attributed both to the performer/s and to the Bodleian Libraries. If you derive a new work from these recordings, the new work may be distributed provided it is released under the same licence.

 
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