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composé par Joe Morley en 1894
Merci Ian to bring out this beautiful JM ' tune from the score ; i love it
Great job! Loved it!
Thank YOU Marc!
Yes, Kentucky Parade is a great composition by Morley. I rate it among his best. It was a very lucky find that I am sure would have been overlooked if Rev. Anthony Peabody had not suggested posting all the Morley compositions on the website, lucky too that my friend Eric Silverstone coincidently gave me a fully copy of the score on his visit from Israel last year.
Thanks to everyone and for your superb playing Marc.
Does anyone have an idea about what to make of the title? Most exotic Morley titles turn out to be names of racehorses. Horses do have some fanciful names but Parade or Kentucky Parade seems far fetched. There is a parade connected with the Kentucky Derby. It's called the Pegasus Parade but it began in 1956, so Joe Morley must have had something else in mind. Musically this piece contains nothing whatever of the musical traditions of any part of Kentucky nor does it evoke the atmosphere of any part of Kentucky that I have visited.
Really excellent playing - and a great tune
Is a parade perhaps a compositional style? There are many parades in the sheet music library and tutor books. I agree with Jody that there is nothing in this to evoke Kentucky, but is is a great tune and well played Marc.
No, not a Race Horse!
But if you wan't to register a horse the name is available.
It wasn't composed for the march down the road to KFC for a takeaway either, as KFC started in 1930. :-)
I thought the first KFC was in 1952. I never saw one until the early 60s though. I once composed a tune that referenced a Kentucky race horse. It's called Lord Hamilton's Yearling. Funny story there.
1919 Epsom Derby winner was "Grand Parade". His owner was an American, so perhaps he sired "Kentucky Parade". Grand Parade sired a few subsequent winners...but no doubt a lot of 'not so winning' foals too...which are lost to history for the most part.
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