Memories, Very Pleasant and and Rather Sad
Subtitle: A Charles Ives Song Set
Year: 1922 / 2011?
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voice and piano
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown
1. Remembrance - 0:44
2. Memories: Very Pleasant – 0:35
3. Memories: Rather Sad – 1:35
4. Circus Band - 2:05
5. The Things Our Fathers Loved - 1:35
6. Old Home Day - 3:10
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None discovered thus far.
The present suite of songs was specifically selected by the twenty-seventh director of the Marine Band, Colonel Michael J, Colburn (ret.), and freely arranged for "The President's Own" by noted Ives scholar Jonathan Elkus. This collection brings together six of Ives' most nostalgic vignettes: magical images of the circus coming to town, a boy's unbridled excitement for the opening curtain at the opera house. And the warm memories of his hometown, his family, and especially of his father, the golden sound of his cornet singing out familiar and comforting tunes in the distance.
The suite consists of Remembrance, Memories, a. Very Pleasant, b. Rather Sad, Circus Band, The Things Our Fathers Loved, and Old Home Day.
- Program Note from liner notes by Jason K. Fettig for Altissimo Recordings Be Glad Then, America.
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- United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C.) (Michael J. Colburn, conductor; Sara Dell'Omo, mezzo-soprano) – March 4, 2011 (ABA 2011 Annual Convention (Norfolk, Virginia))
Works for Winds by this Composer
- The Alcotts (tr. Elkus) (1920/1947)
- The Alcotts (tr. Thurston) (1920/1972)
- Charlie Rutlage (tr. Sinclair)
- A Christmas Carol (tr. Paxton) (1922/2016)
- The Circus Band (tr. Elkus)
- A Concord Symphony (tr. Patterson) (1920/2010)
- "Country Band" March (tr. Sinclair) (1903/1974)
- Decoration Day (tr. Elkus)
- Fantasia on "Jerusalem the Golden" (1888)
- Finale from "Symphony No. 2" (tr. Elkus) (1907/1974)
- Four Eccentric Songs (tr. Paxton) (1922/2016)
- Fugue in C (arr. Sinclair) (1900/1992)
- Here's to Good Ol' Yale: See: March 6: Here's to Good Ol' Yale
- In the Mornin' (arr. Singleton) (1929)
- Lento Maestoso and Finale from "Symphony No. 2" (tr. Elkus) (1907/1974/2001)
- March 6: Here's to Good Ol' Yale (tr. Elkus) (1897/2003)
- March Intercollegiate (ed. Brion) (1892(?)/1973)
- Memories, Very Pleasant and and Rather Sad (arr. Elkus) (1922/2011?)
- Old Fashioned Hymns (tr. Paxton) (1922/2016)
- Old Home Days (arr. Elkus) (1954)
- Omega Lambda Chi (ed. Brion) (1896/1974)
- Overture and March "1776" (tr. Sinclair) (1904/1910)
- Postlude in F (tr. Singleton) (1890-92/1991)
- Ragtime Dance No. 4 (trans. Sinclair) (?/1990)
- Runaway Horse on Main Street (1908)
- A Son of a Gambolier (arr. Elkus) (1892/1962)
- Symphony No. 2. See: Lento Maestoso and Finale from "Symphony No. 2" and Finale from "Symphony No. 2"
- They are There! (arr. Sinclair)
- The Unanswered Question (1908/1935/1989)
- Variations on "America" (orch. Schuman, tr. Rhoads) (1891/1968)
- Variations on "Jerusalem the Golden" (tr. Brion) (1900/1974)
- List of Compositions by Charles Ives. Wikipedia Accessed 22 July 2022