About fifteen seconds of Irving Berlin's song "Dorando," starting with
the refrain (in a modern performance by John Bowley, with piano
accompaniment by Alex Hodgkinson) has been posted by BBC Radio 4:
It is part of a captivating broadcast series titled "Sport and the
British." This particular episode is "The Rise of Olympism."
The song excerpt begins at 12:30, shortly before the end of the
fifteen minute program. A reminiscence of the events that inspired
the song (unfortunately, the speaker is not credited; it might be an
actor reading a written remembrance) begins at 11:22.
A sample synthesizer-cum-piano rendition of the song, with a separate
instrumental "voice" playing the vocal line, can be heard here: (click
the "listen" button on the right, above the song sheet)
Only the first page, including the verse and the beginning of the
refrain, is played as a sample. Purchasing the download of the
printed music may make it possible to hear all of the song.
The score has been reprinted in a number of anthologies of early
Irving Berlin songs, including:
Irving Berlin: Early Songs, 1907-1911. Charles Hamm, editor.
(Published for the American Musicological Society by A-R Editions,
1994) [in volume 1]
The Songs of Irving Berlin, Volume 1: 1909-1910. (Masters Music