COMPOSERS: Anonymous,Herbert Lincoln Clarke,James Lynam Molloy
PERFORMER: Sousa’s Band, Jean-Baptiste Arban
CATALOGUE NO: CD 450 ADD mono
If you would prefer to hear Macushla as heard on American soil in 1917, played by a cornettist, composer, conductor and teacher whose influence on the brass-playing world was inestimable, then it has to be the recording by Herbert L Clarke. Crystal’s Clarke anthology chronicles a dazzling talent with technically primitive though musically astonishing 78s, comprehensive documentation and a mass of potboilers, tear-jerkers and virtuoso showpieces.