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Marie Greene And Her Merry Men / Evelyn Knight - Strange Love / I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls album

Marie Greene And Her Merry Men / Evelyn Knight - Strange Love / I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls album Performer: Marie Greene And Her Merry Men
Title: Strange Love / I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls
Style: Big Band, Vocal
Date of release: 1946
Size MP3: 1525 mb
Size FLAC: 1169 mb
Rating: 4.3
Format: APE AUD VQF MP2 MIDI DMF ASF

The Bohemian Girl is a ballad opera composed by Michael William Balfe with a libretto by Alfred Bunn. The plot is loosely based on a Cervantes tale, La Gitanilla. The best-known aria from the piece is "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" in which the main character, Arline, describes her vague memories of her childhood. It has been recorded by many artists, most famously by Dame Joan Sutherland, and also by the Norwegian soprano Sissel Kyrkjebø and Irish singer Enya.

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In 2006 the Norwegian soprano Sissel Kyrkjebø recorded a version for her album Into Paradise. Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has recorded the song on two occasions - with singer Aled Jones on Jones' album Higher; and with harpist Catrin Finch on Lloyd Webber's 2006 album Unexpected Songs. Celtic Woman recorded the piece. Willa Cather referenced the work in her short story "The Bohemian Girl", which incorporates quotes from some of the arias, including "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls". The plot of the story also has some substantial parallels to the opera. The Bohemian Girl is mentioned in the short stories "Clay" and "Eveline" by James Joyce which are both parts of Dubliners. In "Clay", the character Maria sings some lines from "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls". The aria is quoted again in Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake.

Willa Cather referenced the work in her short story "The Bohemian Girl", which incorporates quotes from some of the arias, including "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" The plot of the story also has some substantial parallels to the opera. The Bohemian Girl is mentioned in the short stories "Clay" and "Eveline" by James Joyce which are both parts of Dubliners In "Clay", the character Maria sings some lines from "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" The aria is quoted again in Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake.

Evelyn Knight (born Evelyn Davis. December 31, 1917, Reedville, Virginia – September 28, 2007, San Jose, California) was an American singer of the 1940s and 1950s. Damon Runyon, in one of his newspaper columns, described Knight as "a lissome blonde lassie with a gentle little voice and a face mother would not mind having brought home to he. Knight's father was "head of a geodetic survey for the government".

8/30/2014 - I always thought Enya composed this song because I first heard it on one of her CDs and I had read somewhere that she composed all the songs, wrote all the lyrics, played all the instruments, and sung all the vocal parts on all her recordings. But then I heard it (the Enya version) as part of the music in the movie, The Age of Innocence, which is about 1870s New York society. I thought it odd to have a modern song in a period piece film. Then I heard it as background orchestral music in a restaurant scene of an old Perry Mason TV episode

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Marie Greene And Her Merry Men Strange Love
Written-By – Heyman*, Rosza*
A2 Marie Greene And Her Merry Men Penthouse Serenade
B1 Evelyn Knight With The Herman Chittison Trio* I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls
Written-By – Balfe*
B2 Evelyn Knight With The Herman Chittison Trio* St. Louis Blues
Written-By – Handy*

Credits

  • Bass – Trigger Alpert (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Guitar – Hy White (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Piano – David Mann (tracks: A1, A2)

Notes

Side A - Vocal "HH" Release
Side B - Vocal "HH" Release

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Label): JDB 79
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Label): JDB 98