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What tune shall we play in July?

Soldier's Joy
- 11 (22%)
Dr Fauster's Tumblers
- 4 (8%)
Sussex Waltz
- 17 (34%)
Flowers of Edinburgh
- 18 (36%)

Total Members Voted: 48

Voting closed: July 01, 2014, 11:40:00 PM


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Clive Williams

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Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« on: June 24, 2014, 11:40:00 PM »

Jolly good - no searching for tunes this month; good nominations everyone! We have:

Soldier's Joy - A well known tune with plenty of scope for variety and interpretation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6wfiRJkABY ; here played by Lester.

Dr Fauster's Tumblers - Thank you Lester, here's a nice reference version of this tune too - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK6U9ZzxzkY

Sussex Waltz - a waltz... from Sussex! Here ably, very ably, played by Martin Ellison - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN_tt6GsyRM

Flowers of Edinburgh - lovely old tune, popularised on melodeon at least by Tony Hall, and here played by our own Ukebert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXVKqayckH0

Please vote for tunes you'd like to play yourself again folks; TOTM thrives if we have lots of recordings!

Cheers,

Clive

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 12:44:28 AM »

When I entered 'Sussex Waltz' in ABC Tunefinder, I got Michael Turner's...not quite what I was expecting!  ???

I note that Martin Ellison got the tune he is playing from Tim van Eyken, but what is the provenance of the tune? Any sheet music or ABC available?
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 07:07:15 AM »

DTN has a rather nice version of Sussex Waltz on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb_nxCThNtA
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 07:59:39 AM »

When I entered 'Sussex Waltz' in ABC Tunefinder, I got Michael Turner's...not quite what I was expecting!  ???

I note that Martin Ellison got the tune he is playing from Tim van Eyken, but what is the provenance of the tune? Any sheet music or ABC available?


I found this on the Session:

X: 1
T: The Sussex Waltz
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: "G" d2d2 "D" cA | "G" B3A G2 | "D" FG A2F2 |"G" GA B2 "Am" c2 |
"G" d2d2 "D" cA | "G" B3A G2 |"D" FG A2F2 |1 "G" G2A2B2 :|2 "G" G2B2G2||
|: "D" FG A2F2 | "G" GA B2G2 | "Am" AB c2e2 |"G" d2 Bd "D7" cA |
"G" B3d "D" cA | "G" B3A G2 |"D" FG A2F2 |1 "G" G2B2G2 :|2 "G" G6 ||
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 12:50:22 PM »

When I entered 'Sussex Waltz' in ABC Tunefinder, I got Michael Turner's...not quite what I was expecting!  ???

I note that Martin Ellison got the tune he is playing from Tim van Eyken, but what is the provenance of the tune? Any sheet music or ABC available?

I think it's from the early 19th Century Welch manuscript from Bosham in Sussex and published as no104 in Annie Loughran's & Vic Gammon's 'Sussex Tune Book'. (Vic always referred to the tune as the Ding Dong Waltz, but it's untitled in the book.) Compared to the ms, contemporary performances seem to me to have modified the feel and some of the notes, but that's not a criticism.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 03:22:37 PM »

Thanks, Helena and Steve.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 06:17:38 PM »

Compared to the ms, contemporary performances seem to me to have modified the feel and some of the notes, but that's not a criticism.
Cheers
Steve

It would seem so, even the time signature has been changed! the following is apparently a transcription from the book.

X:104
T:Untitled Waltz
M:3/8
L:1/8
R:Waltz
S:W
Z:Steve Mansfield 28 May 2002
K:C
(3g/a/g/ fd | e2c | d/e/fa | g2e | (3g/a/g/ fd | e2c | B/c/dB | c3 |
(3g/a/g/ fd | e2c | d/e/fa | g2e | (3g/a/g/ fd | e2c | B/c/dB | c3 ||
B/c/dB | c2e | d/e/fa | g2e | (3g/a/g/fd | e2c | B/c/dB | c3 |
B/c/dB | c2e | d/e/fa | g2e | (3g/a/g/fd | e2c | B/c/dB | c3 ||
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2014, 06:36:57 AM »

In case you missed it, here is Ollie playing Dr Fauster's Tumblers in his tutorial on bass technique...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBonsmK2sQw
..and very nice it is too...
Here is the thread..
http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,15000.0.html

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 06:58:37 AM »

Can't stop listening to that Flowers of Edinburgh performance...it's great!!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2014, 09:47:10 AM »

Can't stop listening to that Flowers of Edinburgh performance...it's great!!

Agree!  However, they are all years over my head, so I'll settle myself to appreciating the rest of the performances!
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2014, 01:20:02 PM »

Can't stop listening to that Flowers of Edinburgh performance...it's great!!

Yes that version of Flowers of Edinburgh is absolutely wonderful. But played simply and slowly it is also very beautiful and well worth taking the time to learn, even without the harmonies and the descant line that Ukebert miraculously manages to include IMHO.
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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2014, 03:11:06 PM »

Thanks for reminding me of Ukebert's video.
For me he's managed to lift a wonderful tune into another dimension. Stunning.
Listening again now, I can't help but notice, 'first time through' before all the right hand fireworks start, what a lovely rhythm he has. A real nice 'bum- chukka' feel that is in itself is just lovely.
One of those 'special' videos for me.
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I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2014, 08:26:48 PM »

Hi Thrup.. Bum chukka... I like that (:)

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2014, 10:20:53 PM »

Hi Roger..... Tis a Devon expression I believe.     :D
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I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

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Re: Poll: Tune of the Month for July 2014
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2014, 07:04:39 PM »

Come on folks, there is (just) time to get "Flowers" into the lead.
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