Uploaded on Sep 10, 2009
"Avant de mourir" (lit. Before I die) was composed by famed Romanian violinist, composer and conductor Georges Boulanger (1893-1958). It is a beautiful haunting sad melody which became a enormous hit for Boulanger. In 1939 English lyrics were added to the music and "Avant de mourir" became "My prayer" -recorded by the orchestra of Glenn Miller and other bands... In 1958 the song was revived by The Platters and spent 21 weeks at number 1 in the US charts.
The version presented here was recorded by orchestra of Geza Komor. It was released as flip side to "Jalousie". For his version of "Jalousie" see my channel or click link below :
About the video :
Since autumn is around the corner I created a video featuring autumn and winter. The images were all made in Belgium in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The snow covered cities are Bruges (Brugge) and Brussels.
About the record :
Tri-Ergon 5441 / mx. M.02057
This record was transferred without any cleaning or mastering.
Sound equipment used :
Shure M78S Cartridge & stylus
Turntable : Stanton T.90
TerraTec 78RPM Phono Pre-amp
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