A Mock Folk Operetta
Saturday, June 16, 2007 8:00 p.m.
First Central Congregational Church
Ted Stevens (Cursive, Mayday) led a concert program in commemoration of Bloomsday, the annual celebration of the life of James Joyce and his landmark novel. Ted partnered with Dan McCarthy (McCarthy Trenching, Mayday) to perform many of the songs referenced in Ulysses.
Analog Arts performed a variety of works based on Joyce's writings and referenced in Ulysses. Donations supported ARTSaha! 2007 and The Stephen Center, which offers shelter and recovery services to Omaha.
Joe Drew, Bloomsday Prelude*
Traditional, Introit & Gloria
Amilcare Ponchielli, "Dance of the Hours", from La Giaconda
Gioachino Rossini, "Quando Corpus", from Stabat Mater
John Cage, "Solo for Voice 84", from Song Books
Luciano Berio, Thema (Omaggio a Joyce)
Frank Bridge, "Goldenhair"/
Syd Barrett, "Golden Hair"
Ted Stevens, "Love's Bitter Mystery"
Traditional, "The Croppy Boy" (adapted lyrics by Carroll Malone)
W.A. Mozart, Variation on "La Ci Darem La Mano", from Don Giovanni
James Molloy, "Love's Old Sweet Song" (Lyrics by Clifton Bingham)
Freidrich von Flowtow, Variations on M'appari
Ted Stevens, "Nighttown"
Ted Stevens, "Yes"
Joe Drew, trumpet, piano, voice
Darci Gammerl, oboe
John Klinghammer, clarinet
Ted Stevens, guitar, voice
Dan McCarthy, piano
The roots of this unique program lie in Cursive's pre-release tour for their fifth album, Happy Hollow. Joe Drew played trumpet and keyboards on the tour, where he befriended the band's guitarist and co-leader Ted Stevens. Ted had an idea for a Bloomsday concert where he performed original songs inspired by Ulysses alongside reworked versions of songs that Joyce alludes to during the course of the novel. He had performed a solo version of it once before and was dissatisfied with the results. Joe agreed to present it anew and flesh out the program with some additional classical pieces that draw on Joyce's work.
The following is a partial list of musical allusions in James Joyce's Ulysses. The allusions are named in the order that they appear in the novel. This list was compiled by Zack Bowen.
- Introibo, from the Ordinary of the Mass
- "Break the News to Mother", Charles K. Harris
- "Who Goes With Fergus?", from The Countess Cathleen by W.B. Yeats
- "I Am the Boy", from Turko the Terrible
- "De Golden Wedding", James A. Bland
- "McGilligan's Daughter Mary Ann", Joseph Crofts
- "Ask Nothing More of Me Sweet", Theophile Marzials
- "The Death of Nelson", John Braham
- "The Shan Van Vocht", Traditional
- "Ballad of Joking Jesus", Oliver St. John Gogarty
- "Riddle me, riddle me", Traditional
- "Croppies Lie Down", Traditional
- "The Rocky Road to Dublin", D.K. Gavan
- The Gondoliers, Gilbert & Sullivan
- Il Trovatore, Giuseppe Verdi
- "Mathew Hanigan's Aunt"
- "The Bridal of Malahide"
- "The Boys of Kilkenny"
- "The Wearing of the Green", Traditional
- "Let Erin Remember the Days of Old", Thomas Moore
- "The Cock Crew"
- "The Rogue's Delight in Praise of His Stroling Mort", 16th century canting song
- "Ophelia's Song", from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Das Rheingold, Richard Wagner
- "Ariel's Song", from The Tempest by William Shakespeare
- "Call Me Early Mother Dear"
- "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman", as "The ABC Song"
- "Seaside Girls", Blazes Boylan
- "Oh Thady Brady, you are my darlin'", Samuel Lover
- "Là ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- "Love's Old Sweet Song", James Lynam Molloy
- "Sing a Song of Sixpence", nursery rhyme
- "Dance of the Hours", from La Giaconda by Amilcare Ponchielli
- Westminster chimes
- Lalla Rookh, Thomas Moore
- "O Mary Lost the Pin of Her Drawers"
- "Open your mouth", nursery rhyme
- "Hokey Pokey", nursery rhyme
- "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", Fanny Crosby & W. Howard Doane
- Seven Last Words of Christ, Saverio Mercadante
- "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye", Traditional
- "When McCarthy Took the Flure at Inniscorthy", Traditional
- "Old Mother Slipperslapper", Traditional
- "The Pauper's Drive", Traditional
- "The Croppy Boy", Traditional
- The Lily of Killarney, Julius Benedict
- "The Hat Me Father Wore", Traditional
- "The Jewel of Asia"
- "The Roast Beef of Old England" from The Grub-Street Opera, by Henry Fielding
- "Aboard of the Bugaboo", Traditional
- "Though Lost to Sight to Memory Dear", Traditional
- "Three Women to Every Man", Traditional
- "Cork's Own Town", Traditional
- "Who Killed Cock Robin?", nursery rhyme
- "Silver Threads Among the Gold," Eben E. Rexford & Hart Pease Danks
- "Poor Old Robinson Crusoe", nursery rhyme
- "Fear No More the Heat of the Sun", from Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
- "Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali", from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
- "Charlie Is My Darling", Traditional
- "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly", Will Letters and C.W. Murphy
- "Old Ireland's Hearts and Hands", Traditional
- "M'appari" from Martha by Friedrich von Flowtow
- The Haggadah
- "Tommy Make Room For Your Uncle"
- "The Boys of Wexford", Patrick Joseph McCall & Arthur Warren Darley
- "'Twas Rank and Fame That Tempted Thee", from Rose of Castille by Michael William Balfe
- "Old Man Moses"
- "God Save the King"
- "The Waxies' Dargle", Traditional
- "Washed in the Blood of the Lamb", Spiritual
- "Winds That Blow From the South"
- "Kathleen Mavourneen", Marion Crawford & Frederick Crouch
- "His Funeral Is Tomorrow"
- "Comin' Through the Rye", Robert Burns
- "There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe", nursery rhyme
- "A Policeman's Lot Is Not a Happy One", from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan
- "The Meeting of the Waters", Thomas Moore
- "We'll Hang Jeff Davis to a Sour Apple Tree"
- "God Save Ireland", T.D. Sullivan
- "There's a Good Time Coming", Charles Mackay & Henry Russell