1240 The Baroque Beatles Book – Joshua Rifkin (1965)


The Baroque Beatles Book.

This album of classical music was recorded by Joshua Rifkin in 1965. The album adapts the music of The Beatles into Baroque styles. The album was released on the Elekra label in 1965 and contains four classical pieces. All the music was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and arranged by Joshua Rifkin. The Beatles’ songs used include I Want To Hold Your Hand, Ticket To Ride, Help! and She Loves You. The album also uses extracts from John Lennon’s two books, In His Own Write and A Spaniard In The Works. A single, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away with Ticket To Ride on the B-side was released from the album in 1965.

Side 1
The Royale Beatleworks Musicke, MBE 1963
1) Overture:
I Want To Hold Your Hand
You’re Going To Lose That Girl
2) Rejouissance : I’ll Cry Instead
3) La Paix : Things We Said Today
4) L’Amour S’En Cachant : You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Les Plaisirs : Ticket To Ride
Epstein Variations, MBE 69
Hold Me Tight
Side 2
“Last Night I Said” Cantata For The Third Saturday After Shea Stadium, MBE 58,000
1) Chorus : “Last Night I Said” Please Please Me
2) Recitative : “In They Came Jorking”
Aria : “When I Was Younger” Help!
3) Chorale : “You Know If You Break My Heart” I’ll Be Back
Trio Sonata : Das Kaferlein, MBE 0041/4
1) Grave-Allegro-Grave : Eight Days A Week
2) Quodlibette
She Loves You
Thank You Girl
A Hard Day’s Night


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