Songs of the Great War
A pioneering work of pre-jazz performance research, presenting the popular songs of a hundred years ago in their kaleidescopic instrumental combinations. From a heart-rending German rarity written in the trenches of Verdun to a Klezmer-tinged pacifist plea, this CD presents many different sides of the conflict. However, the most well known are represented here also: Pack up your Troubles is given not only all three of its original verses, but also its famous quodlibet: It's a Long Way to Tipperary!
Listen to a sampler of each track here: https://youtu.be/pxPLmyXNM6A
In a proper jewel-case, with a booklet describing the project and arrangements, and including English translations for the French and German songs.