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Tune Req: Brahms Polka

GUEST,fiddler434 22 Jul 09 - 12:51 AM
Joe Offer 22 Jul 09 - 01:57 AM
Joe Offer 24 Jul 09 - 02:01 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Brahms Polka
From: GUEST,fiddler434
Date: 22 Jul 09 - 12:51 AM

Years ago I use to play Brahms Polka. I can't remember it now--does anyone know where I might find a midi file for it?

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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Brahms Polka
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jul 09 - 01:57 AM

This may not be quite as obvious as it seems on the surface. I searched for "Brahms Polka," and the best information I could come up with was this from the Fiddler's Companion:

    BRAHMS POLKA. American, Polka. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Indeed, a melodic passage from the classical composer. Source for notated version: Vivian Williams (Seattle) [Phillips]. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes - out of print), vol. 2, 1995; pg. 335.

The Washington Traditional Fiddlers' Project has a recording on an out-of-print CD, as has Spirit Fiddle. Doesn't somebody have this in a source that's currently available?

I take it that this is a polka based on a theme from Brahms, and not a polka written by Brahms. Am I correct?
-Joe, intrigued-

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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Brahms Polka
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jul 09 - 02:01 AM

refresh. Can anybody tell me where I can find a recording of this? And Fiddler's looking for a MIDI or sheet music...

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