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Sheet Music: Siege of a Nation/Paola (The Fureys)

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Subject: siege of a nation
From: GUEST,beltane
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 07:13 AM

does anyone have or know where i can get the sheet music or abc for seige of a nation recorded by the fureys please ?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: GUEST,mike
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 02:24 AM

Hi, I have transcribed it. Our group plays it from the transcription and it sounds accurate.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: GUEST,garry
Date: 08 Jan 14 - 06:56 PM

can you email me your transcription if possible mike


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 14 - 02:32 PM

Can u pleases email me the music for siege of a nation to gerardanc@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 03:14 PM

Hi
Could you please send me on the music notes for the siege of a nation
To gerardanc@gmail.com
Regards
Ger


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 16 - 05:04 PM

Can you pleases email me the music for siege of a nation to mail@wolfgang-stolzenburg.de


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 17 - 02:39 PM

Could you please email me the sheet music for siege of a nation?

darst89@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 02:29 PM

Gee, I see we've had a lot of requests over the years for sheet music for "Siege of a Nation." I wondered why no lyrics had been posted. I found a YouTube recording of the song here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lszi0EsOJbQ.
It's an instrumental piece, so there are no lyrics. There are lots of lyrics sites offering lyrics for this song, but they tell you that they don't have lyrics available.
In 1984, Soodlum published THE FUREYS & DAVEY ARTHUR SONG BOOK - 26 Golden Greats by Ireland's Leading Folk Group - used copies are readily available at booksellers. I wonder if this song is one of the 26 in the book.
The Fureys have a Website, http://www.thefureys.com/ - it might be an idea to contact them and ask if they know where to get sheet music.
-Joe-


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Subject: Index: The Fureys & Davey Arthur Songbook
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 02:44 PM

I found an index for the songbook online at http://picclick.co.uk/The-Fureys-and-Davey-Arthur-Song-Book-252561235441.html#&gid=1&pid=4. No "Siege of a Nation," but here's the index:


THE FUREYS & DAVEY ARTHUR SONG BOOK - 26 Golden Greats by Ireland's Leading Folk Group
Publisher: Soodlum, 1984

The Green Fields of France
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
The Rooster
From Clare to Here
Leaving Nancy
O'Carolan Tribute
Derrol in the Rain
I Will Love You
Yesterday's People
The Big Ship's A-Sailing
Evening Falls
My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose
Night Ferry
The Lonesome Boatman
Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway
Steal Away
Paddy and the Barrel (The Sick Note)
The Old Man
The Reason I Left Mullingar
Wounded Knee
Belfast Mill
Gallipoli
Song For Ireland
Dublin
A Song for the Fox
Katriona

This is the only Fureys songbook I have been able to find, and it doesn't have "Siege of a Nation."

I have no idea who the "mike" is above who says he transcribed it, and he did not say how to get a copy of his transcription.


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: Helen
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 03:46 PM

Well, what do you know?

(Or, what I really wanted to say was: Whale Oil Beef Hooked!)

I just did some Googling and on a Dick Gaughan site listing some of his tracks he shows the composer of Siege of a Nation as Mikis Theodorakis, the well known Greek composer.

Dick Gaughan's Discograhy - Folk Friends 2 (1981)


Here is the music from the movie State of Siege was a movie made in 1972 according to the info on this page:

Mikis Theodorakis - State of Siege

Some more intensive research is now needed to see if we can find the music notation or a midi file which can be converted to music notation, hampered by the need to find out what the title of the tune is in Greek.

Conan the Librarian, to the rescue!

Helen


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: Helen
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 04:12 PM

Further to my research, the tune may be called Paola 11099.

I still don't know what the Greek translation is.


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music Req: Siege of a Nation (The Fureys)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 04:14 PM

That's brilliant, Helen! Apparently, the actual name of the piece is "Paola 11099," and it was used in the movie State of Siege. Here's another recording:
This article on State of Seige says Theodorakis later used the same melodies for Canto General
I haven't been able to find sheet music for it, though. It's hard to know what name to look under, since it has been used in so many different ways under so many different names. I suppose that Mikis Theodorakis (1925—) is best-known for the music for Zorba the Greek and Serpico.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music: Siege of a Nation/Paola (The Fureys)
From: Helen
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 05:39 PM

Yes, Joe. Thanks to Dick Gaughan's website for crediting the composer.

Still, we aren't out of the woods yet.

I was hoping to find a midi file which could be converted to ABC or notation, but so far no luck with that either. It's probably still in copyright.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music: Siege of a Nation/Paola (The Fureys)
From: Helen
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 06:13 PM

piano version - maybe someone could work out the notation from this


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music: Siege of a Nation/Paola (The Fureys)
From: Helen
Date: 28 Jan 17 - 05:32 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music: Siege of a Nation/Paola (The Fureys)
From: Helen
Date: 29 Jan 17 - 03:48 PM

Are there any Mudcatters who speak Greek? If we can find out what the name of the Paola 11099 tune is in Greek, we may be able to find it among some of the sheet music sites with music by Mikis Theodorakis like this site.

Jellynote: Mikis Theodorakis list


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Subject: RE: Sheet Music: Siege of a Nation/Paola (The Fureys)
From: gillymor
Date: 30 Jan 17 - 01:39 PM

What an intriguing melody.

Here's a solo guitar version

My Spanish is limited but it looks as if you can get a hold of Senor Sosa he may send you a guitar transcription of the piece. At the very least you might be able to pick out the chords and notes from his playing. He's capoed II and playing in F#m which is the key that Theodorakis plays it in the link above. Fureys do it in Em judging from the link to their version.


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