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Clive Williams

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Hello all,

As mooted in the suggestions for new tunes thread, we're going to try a different format to TOTM and ThOTM this month; the idea being we have a theme, and then somewhere between 2 and 4 *suggested* tunes of that type you could try (so the suggestions become the TOTM, even though there are more than one). Vary the difficulty of those, and you have something for everyone, or people can choose to do something else completely. There's no poll - it comes down to my random choices, albeit influenced by what people put in the suggested tunes thread, but the fact you can record any of the choices, or ignore them if you want, gives everyone choice too.

So.... this month, despite what I said in the suggested tunes thread, let's do waltzes! Any waltz is fine, not necessarily just 3 time ones either. But in the spirit of TOTM, here's 4 waltzes you might consider if you haven't already got one you really want to try:

1)  Valse Batignolles Clichy (as nominated below, thank you!), here's the ABC from that thread:

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:Valse d 'Auvergne Batignolles-Clichy
C:Gauwin-Daris
M:3/4
L:1/4
%%titlefont Helvetica, 22
%%subtitlefont Helvetica,16
%%partsfont Arial, 20
%%partsbox
%%gchordfont Arial, 16
%%barnumbers 0
V:1 gchord=down
V:2
Q:1/4=280
K:C
V:1
!segno!zcd|egf|{/g}e{/f}cd|egf|{/g}e{/f}cd|e3|f2e|{/f}d3-|
dBc|d.fe|{/f}dBc|dfe|{/f}dBc|d3|
e2f|e3-|ecd|egf|{/g}e{/f}cd|egf|{/g}e^cd|e3|
f2g|Hf3-|fAB|c{/d}AB|ccd|e{/f}cd|e3|{/f}d2-d|
de^f|g3-|g2g|fff|_e2e|ddd|c2c|_eee|
_eBc|d3-|dz2||"^Refrain"ccc|de{/f}d|c3|{/d}G3|eee|
fgf|{/g}e3|{/f}c3|G.B.d|.fe{/f}d|ege|c3|
{/d}ABc|d2e|{/f}d3-|d3|ccc|de{/f}d|c3|
{/d}G3|eee|fgf|{/g}e3|{/f}c3|{/d}GBd|fe{/f}d|
ege|c3|ded|G2G|c3-|!segno!cz2|]

X:2
T:Valse d 'Auvergne Batignolles-Clichy
C:Gauwin-Daris
M:3/4
L:1/4
%%titlefont Helvetica, 22
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%%partsbox
%%gchordfont Arial, 16
%%barnumbers 0
V:1 gchord=down
V:2
Q:1/4=280
K:D
V:1
!segno!zde|fag|{/a}f{/g}de|fag|{/a}f{/g}de|f3|g2f|{/g}e3-|
ecd|e.gf|{/g}ecd|egf|{/g}ecd|e3|
f2g|f3-|fde|fag|{/a}f{/g}de|fag|{/a}f^de|f3|
g2a|Hg3-|gBc|d{/e}Bc|dde|f{/g}de|f3|{/g}e2-e|
ef^g|a3-|a2a|ggg|=f2f|eee|d2d|=fff|
=fcd|e3-|ez2||"^Refrain"ddd|ef{/g}e|d3|{/e}A3|fff|
gag|{/a}f3|{/g}d3|A.c.e|.gf{/g}e|faf|d3|
{/e}Bcd|e2f|{/g}e3-|e3|ddd|ef{/g}e|d3|
{/e}A3|fff|gag|{/a}f3|{/g}d3|{/e}Ace|gf{/g}e|
faf|d3|efe|A2A|d3-|!segno!dz2|]

and there's a youtube here:
https://youtu.be/P6f_M67DewU

and thank you Pete,

A PDF of the tune here.

Your sound file and PDF are here.

2)  La Marianne, from the pen of Mr Fred Paris ladies and gentlemen. Guaranteed to go like a dream at at any French (or indeed English) music session up and down the land. This one has been a TOTM thread already... so there's *LOTS* of inspiration out there. http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,5713.0.html which if you go to the start of the thread, has the following ABC courtesy of Steve:

Code: [Select]
X:1
T:La Marianne
C:Frederic Paris
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:170
R:Valse
O:France
A:Bourbonnais
K:C
cec | g3 | faf | ed2 | cec | g3 | fed | c3 |
cec | g3 | faf | ed2 | cec | g3 | fef | g3 ||
|: f a/f/d/f/ | e g/e/c/e/ | d f/d/B/d/ | c e/c/g/c/ |
f a/f/d/f/ | e g/e/c/e/ | d f/d/B/d/ | c3 :|]

X:2
T:La Marianne
T:version in G
C:Frederic Paris
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:170
R:Valse
O:France
A:Bourbonnais
K:G
 GBG | d3 | cec | BA2 | GBG | d3 | cBA | G3 |
GBG | d3 | cec | BA2 | GBG | d3 | cBc | d3 ||
|: c e/c/A/c/ | B d/B/G/B/ | A c/A/F/A/ | G B/G/d/G/ |
c e/c/A/c/ | B d/B/G/B/ | A c/A/F/A/ | G3 :|]

3) Valse des Jouets, written by Michel Faubert of (I think) Quebec; fits beautifully, and I do mean beautifully, on a 2 row 8 bass. Trickier than La Marianne, but worth it. Find some ABC here:

http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,19555.msg237087.html#msg237087

Here's one of my takes of this in Bb/Eb (sorry!) http://www.melodeonvideo.co.uk/2011/05/03/valse-des-jouets-played-by-clive-williams/  and also in G/C http://www.melodeonvideo.co.uk/2012/11/13/valse-de-jouets-gc-version-played-by-clive-williams-on-melodeon/ ; I'm sure there will be other versions on youtube too.

4) Sherbourne Waltz (the waltz version of Orange in Bloom) - we have a TOTM thread for this one too, here: http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php/topic,3405.0.html from which this ABC comes:

Code: [Select]
X: 1
T:Sherborne Waltz
M:3/4
K:G
D|E>GE|DGA|BdB|A2B/A/|GFE|DGA|BGG|G2 D|
E>GE|DGA|BdB|A2B/A/|GFE|DGA|BGG|G3||
B>AB/c/|dcB|AGA|Bcd|edB|AGA|BAG|E2D|
EGE|DGA|BdB|A2B/A/|GFE|DGA|BGG|G3||

or you can still choose to learn/record something completely different if you want. In fact, if you come across anything interesting in the various festival workshops going on at this time, why not post it for us all to look at and learn?

There we go - let's give this new format a go, and see how it takes off shall we? Let's have a good pickup - have a go if you're even slightly considering it, because it would be rather a shame to let things fizzle out, wouldn't it? Use it or lose it!

Cheers,

Clive

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A couple of 1 row waltzs

Mudgee Waltz
Wells Waltz
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To get the ball rolling, here's my version of the Sherbourne Waltz on my BbEb.

https://soundcloud.com/thrupenny-bit/the-sherbourne-waltzwma

Now correctly titled ( not as previously called 'Orange in Bloom' ! )
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Whilst I'm in the mood, here's the Brunswick Waltz newly recorded for this month.

https://soundcloud.com/thrupenny-bit/the-brunswick-waltzwma

I've used a new to me Hohner Erika in DG. Not had it long and am still getting to grips with it hence it being a bit 'breathy' in places.
It has a full sound, and characteristics I'm not quite used to yet, but not bad for an old 'un.
The box, not me..... well, ok. Point taken  ;)
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Evening Glory, one I recorded a few days ago by Toon Van Mierlo.

https://clyp.it/hspr5kqh

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Evening Glory, one I recorded a few days ago by Toon Van Mierlo.

https://clyp.it/hspr5kqh

Wow I really like this playing and even more is your spectacular bass line !

Here's a waltz I recorded earlier this year in a church in Bury St. Edmunds :-

Anaik by Bruno Le Tron (not possible on two rows though)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwAuvY2WQsg
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Non suggested tunes, hence 'Theme',  but they were sitting in the 'to do' pile. Northumberland Air and Westmoreland Waltz on D/G Pokerwork.

https://youtu.be/ulS2UF0fGn0

All the best

Bill
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Non suggested tunes, hence 'Theme',  but they were sitting in the 'to do' pile. Northumberland Air and Westmoreland Waltz on D/G Pokerwork.

https://youtu.be/ulS2UF0fGn0

All the best

Bill
Gave these a listen in between the showers (!) - nice playing - I enjoyed the really steady and light  feel of them.
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La Valse des Jouets

Called this one Tune of the Month as it was one of the suggestions. As Clive mentioned, it does sit nicely under the fingers, but remains something of a fingertwister!

https://youtu.be/wSiWWDVxpJo

All the best

Bill
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Here is a tune I wrote for Dan and Felina Mason who got married 3 weeks ago.  It's called Felidan Hochding - a deliberately enigmatic title - but simply explained as a combination of their names, and the German and English words for wedding - hochzeit and wedding.  (Felina was born in Germany) Kerstin (my fiancĂ© and Felina's mother) and I also composed a couple dance to go with it, but you will just have to imagine that!

https://youtu.be/mIIJvNEq308

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Here's my attempt at Valse Batignolle Clichy.
Seeing as it has a tricky F (Eb in C) in that chromatic interlude between A and B parts and also that there's been a fair bit off chatter about Club boxes here this week, I thought I'd let "Darth" the Hohner Club IIB give it a go. So here he is breathing a little wheezily and waltzing away in glorious stereophonic sound...

https://youtu.be/mpKNiHzBuLM

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Here's my attempt at Sherborne: https://youtu.be/SWsIgTHjGVI

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« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 03:42:30 PM by lshillman »
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Here's my attempt at Sherborne: https://youtu.be/SWsIgTHjGVI

Luke

Great Playing Luke- that really made me want to learn this tune!
Also this video has a lot of good things going for it:
1) Great playing
2) In the garden (as discussed in previous threads)
3) unrelenting melodeon face, expertly maintained through the end of the video- well almost anyway,i may have just barely detected a small trace of a w ll deserved smile as you walk to the camera
4) nice sounding box

10/10!
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A couple more of the suggested tunes, La Marianne and Orange in Bloom/Sherborne Waltz.

https://youtu.be/fNiME7mbbbQ

All the best

Bill
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Great Playing Luke- that really made me want to learn this tune!
Also this video has a lot of good things going for it:
1) Great playing
2) In the garden (as discussed in previous threads)
3) unrelenting melodeon face, expertly maintained through the end of the video- well almost anyway,i may have just barely detected a small trace of a w ll deserved smile as you walk to the camera
4) nice sounding box

10/10!

Thanks very much Grape Ape, I'll work on maintaining my melodeon face through the end of the next one ;)
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Nice rendition indeed, Luke. We'll definitely have to connect in person sometime soon. Especially as we probably have the only two O-B Super IIs in the Bay Area. (:)
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I feel a bit of a cheapskate as my little waltz is so short! But it is beautiful I think - La Dame Blanche, by Alain Pennec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_7jpnJeno
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I feel a bit of a cheapskate as my little waltz is so short! But it is beautiful I think - La Dame Blanche, by Alain Pennec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_7jpnJeno

Ooh, that is pretty. Going to learn that next.

Nice rendition indeed, Luke. We'll definitely have to connect in person sometime soon. Especially as we probably have the only two O-B Super IIs in the Bay Area. (:)

Cheers Joan, I've messaged you with my contact info :)
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This is a tune that I've just written a contrechant for - Adieu Ma Dedee. So here's a soundcloud version (rather than video because I've had to splice together the two parts). I need to learn how to record better - I think the mic is too far away this time, with a lot of room in the sound. But the point of the upload is to show the contrechant rather than my playing.
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Here's a little known waltz made famous by Tom Jones .....

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https://youtu.be/NI1UHnw5XN0
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