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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2012, 01:24:10 AM »

Here's a Marc Perrone waltz, very much a standard, I think.  En Avant Blonde.

http://accordeonaire.blogspot.com/2012/08/en-avant-blonde-waltz.html
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2012, 09:40:43 PM »

http://youtu.be/hDpt19xQuwc

'Hardesty's' and 'Down Home' Waltzes

All the best

Bill

PS Dots for Hardesty's attached by request
« Last Edit: August 08, 2012, 05:04:39 PM by folkbluesnbeyond »
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2012, 10:34:48 PM »

Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTDJYll7i8g
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Superb!  And extra marks for the atmospheric cinematography!   (:)
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2012, 01:20:11 PM »

http://youtu.be/hDpt19xQuwc

'Hardesty's' and 'Down Home' Waltzes

All the best

Bill

I love that recording, thank you....especially the first waltz, 'Hardesty's', so relaxed and beautifully played.
I am trying to find the sheet music for it but no luck so far....any ideas? It doesn't seem to be on Nigel Gatherer's site, unless  I am going blind! I have found the second one, 'Down Home Waltz'.
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2012, 05:19:51 PM »



PS Dots for Hardesty's attached by request
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Thank you so much Bill
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2012, 08:10:29 PM »

Miss Dillon's Waltz from Joseph Kershaw (19th C fiddler) of Saddleworth Lancs.

Played on my Pokerlilly, made from parts of a pokerwork but now with only a single voice using flat mounted Cagnoni Macchina reeds. The bass end has just one reed in the bass and no thirds in the chords.

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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2012, 02:45:21 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Pe4jszyWE&feature=plcp

My first post in the 'grown up' section! I know it is not supposed to be played as a waltz but here is Planxty Fanny Power played as a waltz! Please excuse the hesitations and fumbled notes but I have only been playing 15 weeks.
 
It's really good to record oneself, as it is easy to see one's faults and also to see the progress as the weeks go by. I need to 'smooth it out more' and to build my confidence, but I just love this old Pre-Pokerwork c/f, c/o Mike Rowbotham and so enjoy learning to play it. Any helpful criticism welcome....
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2012, 08:43:41 PM »

Waltzes, I've had a few. Here are a couple of deliberate pub-pleasers, but they're interesting to play nonetheless. And I've got the repeats right in the second one, after having got them wrong the first time around, maybe half a year ago now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_GQThWKuAU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSvf_wMfzLE

I had no idea one could have melodeon knees, as well as melodeon face. I'll try not to do it again.

Gavin

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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2012, 03:40:51 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Pe4jszyWE&feature=plcp
My first post in the 'grown up' section!
Well done!  good on ya for taking the risk.
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2012, 06:13:51 PM »

My own composition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvvRv3XFGn0&list=HL1344964059&feature=mh_lolz

As per Gavin - apologies for the knees - fortunately they're not in HD on youtube!  :o
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes - Blue Denim Waltz
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2012, 12:27:58 PM »

And now a Strauss waltz, by one of the less well known family members, Levi.

The Blue Denim Waltz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPJsQvHWpDo


(btw Levi Straus is an alias for Derek Pearce, ex Roaring Jelly and R Cajun!)
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes - Old Joe
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2012, 12:29:20 PM »

My own variant of Old Joe played as a waltz, on my Hohner C/F Ouverture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Cf-rapmQA
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2012, 05:35:43 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Pe4jszyWE&feature=plcp

My first post in the 'grown up' section! I know it is not supposed to be played as a waltz but here is Planxty Fanny Power played as a waltz!


I think you played it well as a waltz, giving a fresh feel to that familiar melody. I enjoyed listening so thanks for posting.

And, out of curiosity, why not play it as a waltz?

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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes - Old Joe
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2012, 10:38:18 PM »

Old Joe
"Oh Joe, The Boat is Going Over"
(if you've ever heard it as a song....)

I was expecting "Old Joe Clark" as a waltz (which would also work, come to think of it)
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2012, 04:46:42 AM »

And, out of curiosity, why not play it as a waltz?

Doc
It's an objection to the fact that most Carolan tunes in 3/4 tend to be played as waltzes ... especially by folks not familiar with the idiom.  I think the irtrad crowd is a bit prickly about this, but ...
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2012, 08:16:06 AM »

And, out of curiosity, why not play it as a waltz?

Doc
It's an objection to the fact that most Carolan tunes in 3/4 tend to be played as waltzes ... especially by folks not familiar with the idiom.  I think the irtrad crowd is a bit prickly about this, but ...

To me, one of the most wonderful things about music is the range and possibilities for individual interpretation within a performance. Just listen to some of the classical greats and how two conductors can make the same piece of orchestral music sound entirely different in speed, mood, emotion and feel. The conductor's, or the performer's interpretation of the music in front of him is surely the only way he/she can show his own creativity. The 'real artist' in any piece of music has to be the composer and I doubt that many of them expected their music to be followed directly as written, by some kind of performing monkey. No, on the contrary I think, they would have enjoyed the input of each performer as long as that performer didn't completely alter the 'spirit of the piece'.

Regarding my own tentative effort with Planxty Fanny Power, I spent an evening on You Tube listening to all the various interpretations using all kinds of instruments. My two favourite ones were: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk4A17MbbEs&list=FLgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg&index=38&feature=plpp_video

and completely different in every way:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5KkZ22PeQc&list=FLgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg&index=37&feature=plpp_video

To me, both are beautiful, both very different to each other and both equally valid interpretations.

And my own version....well, at my stage of learning, I considered myself very lucky to have got anything down at all really! As yet, I don't have the skill, the confidence or the experience to choose how I'm going to play anything. How it comes out is how it comes out! It came easiest as a waltz, so a waltz it is - even if I have to buy my own Guinness!!! :|glug Cheers! and thank you for the nice comments and encouragement.
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2012, 01:09:23 PM »

Regarding my own tentative effort with Planxty Fanny Power, I spent an evening on You Tube listening to all the various interpretations using all kinds of instruments. My two favourite ones were: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk4A17MbbEs&list=FLgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg&index=38&feature=plpp_video

The woman in this video is playing a Hohner with yet another logo I've never seen.  It is solid black with the name  'Hohner' in silver lettering.  Looks quite nice. 
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2012, 10:13:51 PM »


Regarding my own tentative effort with Planxty Fanny Power, I spent an evening on You Tube listening to all the various interpretations using all kinds of instruments. My two favourite ones were: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk4A17MbbEs&list=FLgmtRlQtNZvMIEgqi2QN4Yg&index=38&feature=plpp_video
. . . As yet, I don't have the skill, the confidence or the experience to choose how I'm going to play anything. How it comes out is how it comes out!

Ah, yes. I hear why you were inspired. Her touch is terrific. Thanks for sharing the link.


It's an objection to the fact that most Carolan tunes in 3/4 tend to be played as waltzes ... especially by folks not familiar with the idiom.  I think the irtrad crowd is a bit prickly about this, but ...

Humm, thanks for that pointer, Gary. I'm in the same camp with arty. How it comes out is how it comes out, for now.
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2012, 12:16:14 AM »

"Humm, thanks for that pointer, Gary. I'm in the same camp with arty. How it comes out is how it comes out, for now."

I wasn't endorsing that point of view.  Just explaining why some folks say you "should not" play it like a waltz.  I love the tune.  I have played it like a waltz, and I don't really play irtrad anymore.
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Re: Theme of the Month: Waltzes
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2012, 03:40:55 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Y936zjPx0

I first heard Bill Mattheisen play this waltz years ago on one of the Kennedy Center webcasts and then discovered it again in his The Waltz Book III.

The score for Josefin's Dopvals includes this note from the composer Roger Tallroth.

"The birth of this waltz was very uncomplicated, it was done in a couple of hours. lt is probably
a once in a lifetime waltz. First played by the trio Vdsen on the occasion of Josefine Tallroth's
baptism in the church of Huddungeby in Sweden."

I humbly play it in memory of Joe Thierault. I never met him, but I do have the honor of having acquired his Castagnari Sander G/C.
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