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Pete of Ebor

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Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« on: August 18, 2009, 10:38:54 PM »

If ukelele players can do it...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/breakfast/8189319.stm

... and we play (the easy bit of..) Beethoven's Ode to Joy for ceilidhs...



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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 11:19:23 PM »

Weren't the UOGB on at Whitby last year? There's hope for us all yet ..... ...  :M

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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 12:16:50 AM »

Just finished listening to them on R3 Proms.

I just love it - how it's such a double bluff send up of a pee take... like one huge layered irony cake...

Loved their (ukelele-less) shantyesque take on Pinball Wizard...with a cheeky bit of Joe Dolce banter chucked in... ;D

Somewhat of a coincidence (notwithstanding UOGB's penchant to play about with lyrics)... I know someone who swears blind that Pinball Wizard comes close to being the universal lyric... fits all manner of tunes...

...including Ode to Joy... >:E

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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 08:24:55 AM »

Pete, you serious? - I'm up for it, and only about 30 miles from York. Tony. (Got the Beethoven book out and practicin' already).
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 09:02:43 AM »

A group of melodeons to form an orchestra? would the conductor have a chequered flag  for the one that finished the tune first.

I have just realised that a collective name for a group of melodeon players should be called 'a race'
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 09:52:12 AM »

Count me in!
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 10:10:01 AM »

Code: [Select]
X: 1
T: Ode to Joy
M: 4/4
L: 1/4
K: G
B B c d | d c B A | G G A B | B>A A2 |
B B c d | d c B A | G G A B | A>G G2 :||
A A B G | A B/c/ B G | A B/c/ B A | G A D2 |
B B c d | d c B A | G G A B | A>G G2 :||

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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 10:36:56 AM »

Hold on a minute ... has anyone heard more than one melodeon played at a time??
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 11:23:20 AM »

Come on then, who is going to do an arrangement in 4 parts?
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 11:38:10 AM »

A couple of years ago at some musical gathering, I recruited a bunch of top melodeon players to form a band called "The Throbbers". We only played one tune "Speed the Plough". It was quite enough.
The line-up was as follows:

Rod Stradling playing the tune in G.
Roger Grimes playing in D.
Ed Rennie in C#.
Katie Howson in C. (didn't get past the first B part, collapsed in giggles!)
Ivor Philips in B.
Barry Callaghan in Bb.
Pete Grassby in A.
Jeannie Harris in F.
James Tween in Eb.
Myself in F#.

Now that's what I call a wide musette. We brought the house down!
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2009, 11:43:32 AM »

Are Shand morinos alowed?
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009, 11:47:21 AM »

Quote
X: 1
T: Ode to Joy
M: 4/4
L: 1/4
K: G
B B c d | d c B A | G G A B | B>A A2 |
B B c d | d c B A | G G A B | A>G G2 :||
A A B G | A B/c/ B G | A B/c/ B A | G A D2 |
B B c d | d c B A | G G A B | A>G G2 :||
Hold on a minute - where's your sense of tradition Lester - I insist on playing Beethoven's Ode to Joy in the original D minor!
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2009, 11:53:46 AM »

Are Shand morinos alowed?

Ideal for The Throbbers if you play all three rows in unison.
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2009, 11:58:49 AM »

I can handle that
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2009, 01:46:15 PM »

........ as long as you don't expect a triple fee! What fee? ha ha ha..............
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2009, 02:53:55 PM »

ah now we're talking.  Wasn't thinking about a fee but now you mention it...
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2009, 03:23:34 PM »

Czech in the post.
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009, 03:46:46 PM »

bouncy bouncy
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009, 08:05:22 PM »

I'm in, it goes without saying.
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Re: Melodeon Orchestra of Great Britain...
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2009, 09:08:27 PM »

We can get together at Whitby to play it!  :||:  :Ph  8)
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