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Tune Add: banjo piece by one bach or another

GUEST,leeneia 01 Aug 13 - 11:20 PM
Joe Offer 02 Aug 13 - 12:34 AM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Aug 13 - 09:50 AM
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Subject: Tune Add: banjo piece by one bach or another
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 11:20 PM

When you were a kid (or if you are a kid) did you ever write secret messages by writing with lemon juice and giving the paper to your best friend to iron so the writing would appear? I did.

Scholars have applied this technique to some stained and wrinkled papers which were stuffed in the back of the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach sometime in the 18th Century. The stains have been analyzed and seem to have come from gingersnaps, grape jelly and oatmeal.

Ironing the sheets brought up musical notation in a childish hand, and the title of the piece is "Tanz nach Carolan" (presumably a juvenile attempt to spell 'Charlemagne'). The musical piece is presumably the work of one of Bach's many talented children.

Though the world of Bach scholarship is shaken and trembling, the score clearly calls for banjo in the treble clef and "cello oder andere" in the bass.

Watch this spot for a MIDI of it. Perhaps somebody who knows how can add an ABC form. That would be kind.

Click to play (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: banjo piece by one bach or another
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 12:34 AM

What a great piece! Now, I wonder if we have a volunteer banjo player who could record this as an MP3. Send me the MP3 for posting.

-Joe-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: banjo piece by one bach or another
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Aug 13 - 09:50 AM

I warn you, it's in F. Might be better in G for banjo, although that moves the highest note up to a high D. That's two steps higher than the high B we usually see in jigs and reels.


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