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Subject: an old TV series' score
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 05:07 PM

Any body can help me on finding this old Australian TV series score?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076974/

(the one from title)
thnx


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score
From: Mooh
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 05:10 PM

Sometimes a Google Image search of: title sheet music, will get you there. Did you try also www.musicnotes.com?

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score
From: Little Robyn
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 05:22 PM

Start from here.
But I don't know if you'll find the score.
There are several threads here on the song Six Ribbons
Robyn


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 05:39 PM

Thnx a lot.
Couldn't find it in the address u gave dear Mooh but the website is absolutely useful and amazing.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score
From: Little Robyn
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 05:40 PM

Here's Jon English.
Here are the closing credits of the show

and another version here.


There is also another song called Against the wind but that's not related.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 05:45 PM

yea, I know. I wish I could share the piece that I'm talking about here. It's absolutely heavenly, played by flute (duet)


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 01:08 PM

Try this clip from Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akIVjTFd-Zg

Cheers
Mark


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 01:11 PM

Oops - for some reason that Blue Clickie doesn't work. Cut and paste this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akIVjTFd-Zg


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 02:24 PM

Mooh, hear composer Jon English and others sing "Six Ribbons" from the series, in a clip provided be Zip Industries, Australia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh1HnL_ZXP8&feature=related

"Jon English Six Ribbons Arranged Lockley.mov"

Apparently he wrote words as well. The tune in part seems familiar, from an old English trad song, but my memory is out of gear.

?Write or email Zip Industries?

The title of this thread should be "Six Ribbons."
"an old TV series' score" is meaningless as there are hundreds and hundreds.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 03:03 PM

Little Robyn, your link "Here's Jon English" barred in Canada (and prob. U.S.); copyright EMI.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 12:21 PM

Hello, Z.S. Welcome to the Mudcat.

Do you have the software to work (especially to print) with MIDI files? I have a MIDI file of the melody which is pretty good. There are a few glitches in the timing, but if you know the melody you can figure them out.

What key would you like it in? The present MIDI is in C, and it's too low for flutes.

If you want it, I will send it to Joe Offer, and it will appear right here in the fulness of time. You can right click to download it to your MIDI software.

It's beautiful song, and I wish I had the melody lines and chords for the beautiful arrangement in the video sponsored by ZIP.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 12:31 PM

The MIDI I speak of has only the melody line. It's in G, not C, and goes down to the B below middle C. The chords are the common or garden variety, but there is a lot of stepwise motion in the song, so they will take some thought.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 10:47 AM

Z.S.? Where'd ya go?

Never mind, the MIDI isn't that good anyway. The MIDI in the Mudcat MIDI's is even worse. It's in the wrong time.

However, anybody Australian who's looking for this score is in luck:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/6556886?q


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 11:03 AM

It's an odd thing. Despite the fame and lasting appeal of this song, the one thing I can't find on the net is somebody who's willing to SELL me a copy or a download of the score.

There are amateur, unauthorized lyrics and tabs and videos and mp3's, but the publishers who hold the rights are conspicuous by their absence. Yet they'd probably complain if somebody worked out the score and posted it.

They baffle me.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 03:34 PM

Thanks a lot dear leeneia
I have to admit I'm a beginner in this field.
I even didn't know what u meant by MIDI and how i can turn it into printable format (had to check it in wiki).
All I know is that this piece (I also didn't know that the name is six ribbons) is somehow my motivation to start adoring flute and learning to play it.
By the way what I need I guess should be in G.
And also I'm not a member here so i don't know how such things work here (all about Jack and stuff).
thnx again


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 03:46 PM

P. S.: and by Jack I meant Joe Offer... as u said never mind :D


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: JennieG
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 05:27 PM

Somewhere on my shelves I have a copy of the original sheet music to this song.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 05:41 PM

We better back up some.

If you don't have MIDI software, the MIDI file isn't going to help. I believe you should do these things in the following order:

1. See if you can get hold of a flute, either by renting, borrowing from school or buying it.

2. See if you even like playing flute. Flutes look cool, but they can be hard to play.

3. If flute above doesn't work out, try recorder. If money is scarce, look at the prices of plastic instruments. They can be quite nice.

Once you have settled on an instrument and can play a scale, come back here, request the song again, and we'll see what we can do about posting something.

Meanwhile, are you Australian? I ask because 'Six Ribbons' comes from Australia. If so, check out that link (above) to the Trove site, which shows copies of the song in the National Library. Perhaps your local library can get a copy of the song from them on your behalf.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Aug 12 - 06:23 PM

The copyright may be held by Zip Industries, Australia.

The song is on the cd, "English History," available from The Artist Store, or as iTune download. Track 17 of 17.
See-
http://ambitionentertainment.bigcartel.com/product/english-history

His website-
http://www.jonenglish.com.au/merch.php?image=merch&title=Merchandise+For+Sale


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 07:04 AM

OK
1. I have an instrument which looks like this;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Western_concert_flute.jpg
2. It's been a while since I've started receiving lessons on how to play it.
3. The exact piece that I'm looking 4 its score can be downloaded here;
http://www.4shared.com/mp3/E8YK7IXu/08-_Against_the_wind.html
4. I'm not Australian.
5. U people r awesome (i mean it).


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 07:13 AM

btw I guess the piece i uploaded is been played by recorder flute, but i think that's ok


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for explaining about the flute you have put away. That makes everything much clearer. I can see how the song would inspire you to play again.


As far as I can tell, the page you linked has an mp3, which makes sound but doesn't produce a score. But don't worry about that.

I have a MIDI file which plays the version you hear at the end of the show. It plays the verses which have the form "If I were a __________, I'd give you a ____________." That's repeated a few times. Then it plays the part that goes "Julee, July, all love we share."

I'm missing the variation where he sings 'You'll never be lonely now." It's just too complicated, I'm afraid.

Key: the original key is too low for flute, so I changed it to C and then D. The song has a pretty big range - an octave plus a third. There are chords between the two keys so you know where the change is. Here's what we'll do.

1. I send the MIDI to Joe. Joe posts it.

2. Somebody will convert the MIDI to a format called abc

3. You copy the abc and go to a site (URL to be supplied) that converts it back to MIDI but also can print a copy.

4. You print the copy. It will not be great quality, but c'est la vie.

Be warned: If Joe is on a trip or something, it might take a while for the MIDI to appear. If it doesn't appear promptly, keep checking back. Like the wheels of the gods, we are slow but sure.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: Little Robyn
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 05:37 PM

leeneia, you have written - the part that goes "Julee, July, all love we share."
The words are actually:

Too ra lee Too ra lie
All I can share
Is only six ribbons
to tie back your hair

Robyn


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 07:58 PM

Leeneia forgot to attach the MIDI to her e-mail, so we'll have to wait until she gets back to me....and after I take my afternoon nap.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: Little Robyn
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 08:21 PM

Try this:

X:1
T:Six Ribbons
C:Jon English
M:3/4
L:1/4
K:Emin
|:B,|EFG|FDA|BAG|FDF|
GFE|DB,D|EFD|E2:|
G/A/|BAG|F/E/DF|GFE|DB,D|
EFE|DB,D|EFD|E3||
EFG|A3|BAG|A3|GAG|F3|FED|E3||
d>BG|d>BG|edB|G2A|BAG|F/E/DF|G/A/FD|E3|]


It's in 3 parts - the first is the basic tune, the second is where he sings the colours, Yellow and brown..... and the 3rd bit is the Tooralee bit.
I've made it very basic - you just have to fit the notes around the words.
Robyn


To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: Little Robyn
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 08:53 PM

And if you want to sing along without searching again for the words, here's what he sang at a concert in Jan 2009:




Six Ribbons
Words and music Jon English
(Tune 1)
If I were a minstrel
I'd sing you six love songs
to tell the whole world
of the love that we share

If I were a merchant
I'd bring you six diamonds
with six blood red roses
for my love to wear

Chorus:
But I am a simple man
a poor common farmer
so take my six ribbons
to tie back your hair

(Tune 2 sung by a female)
Yellow and brown,
blue as the sky,
red as my blood,
green as your eyes.

(Tune 1)
If I were a nobleman
I'd bring you six carriages
and six snow white horses
to take you anywhere

If I were the emperor
I'd build you six palaces
with six hundred servants
for comforting fare


Chorus:
But I am a simple man
a poor common farmer
so take my six ribbons
to tie back your hair

(Tune 1)
If I were a minstrel
I'd sing you six love songs
to tell all the world
of the love that we share

So be not afraid my love
you're never alone love
While you wear my ribbons
tying back your hair

Chorus tune:
Once I was a simple man
A poor common farmer
I gave you six ribbons
to tie back your hair

(Tune 3)
Too ra lee Too ra lie
All I can share
Is only six ribbons
to tie back your hair

(Tune 3 repeated by a female voice)
Too ra lee Too ra lie
All I can share
I gave you six ribbons
to tie back your hair

Robyn


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: Little Robyn
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 08:58 PM

Here's the concert.

Robyn


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 09:15 PM

OK, Leeneia came through before I fell asleep. I've posted a MIDI and a graphic display of the music notation.


Click to play (joeweb)




Click to display (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: ranger1
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 09:22 PM

I still have the soundtrack to the series, but it's on cassette.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 10:41 AM

Joe, that's wonderful! Now you can give people both the sound and the sticks & dots in one non-fell swoop.

Z.S., have you printed the tune out yet? Let us know how it goes as you play it on flute. ("Sticks & dots" is Mudcat slang for standard musical notation.)
    Hey, I'm not going to a graphic of the "dots" every time. It takes a lot of time and bandwidth - but I'm willing to do it when there's a need. -Joe-


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 10:53 AM

I'm truly grateful.
After all I've been through for finding this score, I think it's the closest that I could ever get.
Thank u guys, taught me a lot :)


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 11:19 AM

P. S.: It sounds the way I used to dream about
just the pleasure of playing it!


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 10:13 PM

Well, well, well! Congratulations on getting your flute out and enjoying good music once again.


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Subject: RE: an old TV series' score - Six Ribbons
From: GUEST,Z.S.
Date: 26 Aug 12 - 06:03 AM

Thanks to u dear leenia and dear Joe :)

I just saw this
and can't believe how many people were looking 4 this sheet music
I hope others enjoy it as well


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