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James Joyce at the Piano in Paris, 1939 James Joyce: Music in the Novels and Poems
CD #1 Songs
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From CD #1:
The Bloom Is on the Rye
(or, "My Pretty Jane")

Music by Sir Henry Bishop;
words by Edward Fitzball

Liner Notes

One aspect of Joyce's application of musical form to Ulysses is his use of repeated phrases to indicate particular characters or plot issues, a technique borrowed from the operas of Richard Wagner. This song serves as the musical signature or leitmotiv for Leopold Bloom throughout the Sirens episode, the most musical chapter of the novel.
[from CD liner notes, contributed by Kevin McDermott]


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