Moondog (aka Louis Hardin): Round The World Of Sound

Dedalus & Muzzix/Didier Aschour/ Christian Pruvost Etc

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Classical, 20th Century
New World
April 29, 2016

Format: Compact Disc



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"To reduce the music of Louis Thomas Hardin (1916-1999) to the legendary figure of Moondog would be to pass over the real work of the composer. The melodic invention, the prodigious rhythms, and the mixture of genres, as original as they are obvious, all come together to form a music that merits consideration strictly as music."

This twenty-five piece selection is entitled Madrigal Book 1, and is a nod to the system Johann Sebastian Bach used for his Well-Tempered Clavier. Here, Moondog passes through all the major and minor tonalities, following the cycle of fourths.

The album spans twenty years of composing and bohemian life in the very heart of Manhattan, on its streets and under its porches. The record features pieces from the early 1950s (All Is Loneliness, Be a Hobo) as well as later canons written in June 1968. All are autobiographical, or at least reflect the state of mind of their author.

This collection constitutes a marvelous window on Moondog's universe.

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Key Value
Catalogue number NW80774
Barcode 0093228077428
Number of items 2
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 200g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 15mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Bells Are Ringing -
2. Voices Of Spring -
3. What's The Most Exciting Thing -
4. All Is Loneliness -
5. My Tiny Butterfly -
6. Why Spend A Dark Night With Me? -
7. Coffee Beans -
8. Down Is Up -
9. Be A Hobo -
10. Remember -
11. I Love You -
12. Nero's Expedition -
13. No, The Wheel Was Never Invented -
14. With My Wealth -
15. This Student Of Life -
16. Some Trust All -
17. Wine, Women And Song -
18. Sadness -
19. Maybe -
20. Each Today -
21. Imagine -
22. You, The Vandal -
23. Trees Against The Sky -
24. Behold -
25. Sparrow -