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Millions of Musicians

Millions of Musicians

This 1954 release documents the musicality that surrounds us in everyday life―calls and whistles, a toddler's speech, a jump rope rhyme, an auctioneer selling vegetables, and much more. Tony Schwartz captures such sounds on a portable recorder as he goes about his day. Schwartz includes commentary between tracks to create an awareness of the musical nuances in each recording. Liner notes include an introduction by Schwartz and descriptions of the various sounds on each track.

Track Listing

101
Introduction Tony Schwartz 1:08
102
Music in Speech Tony Schwartz 1:36
103
Rhythm of Words Tony Schwartz 4:15
104
Calls and Whistles Tony Schwartz 2:20
105
Rhythm and Motion Tony Schwartz 1:59
201
Rhythm and Work Tony Schwartz 3:09
202
City Pitchmen Tony Schwartz 4:40
203
Country Auctioneers Tony Schwartz 1:35
204
Improvisation of Instruments Tony Schwartz 7:49
205
Improvisation of Instruments (continued) Tony Schwartz 4:26
206
Imagination and Music Tony Schwartz 2:31

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