Comment by marc dalmasso on February 23, 2016 at 11:50

Merci  Ian to bring out this beautiful JM ' tune from the score ; i love it

Comment by Dave Houle on February 23, 2016 at 17:21

Great job! Loved it!

Comment by Brian Kimerer on February 24, 2016 at 3:12


Comment by thereallyniceman on February 24, 2016 at 9:02

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.

Comment by Jody Stecher on February 24, 2016 at 16:34

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. 

Comment by carrie horgan on February 24, 2016 at 18:30

Really excellent playing - and a great tune

Comment by Daniel Bradbury on February 24, 2016 at 18:32

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.

Comment by thereallyniceman on February 24, 2016 at 18:40

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. :-)

Comment by Jody Stecher on February 24, 2016 at 18:50

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.

Comment by Trapdoor2 on February 24, 2016 at 18:54

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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