Podcast! ‘In Old Madrid’ by Henry Trotere and Clifton Bingham

Ever wondered what Books on Spain sounds like? Well, here’s your chance to find out! In an experiment which may or may not go poof! at some point, here I am talking about the much-loved Victorian ballad “In Old Madrid” (Warning! Flugelhorns may be played! If you don’t like amateur musicians and poor sound quality, this may not be the podcast for you):


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Want to hear how it should be done? Here’s a link to Frederick Wheeler singing the ballad, in a 1913 recording from the Library of Congress.

Want to play it for yourself? Here’s a link to the sheet music at Music of Yesterday.

Read about the ballad’s role in Ulysses over at the wonderful james-joyce-music.com.

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