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Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell

GUEST,Bob Pegritz 01 Oct 14 - 01:04 PM
Phil Cooper 01 Oct 14 - 01:29 PM
Jack Campin 01 Oct 14 - 01:35 PM
Phil Cooper 01 Oct 14 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,Bob Pegritz 01 Oct 14 - 02:11 PM
GUEST,PeterC 01 Oct 14 - 03:49 PM
Jack Campin 01 Oct 14 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Tooting 01 Oct 14 - 06:38 PM
Jack Campin 01 Oct 14 - 07:45 PM
Phil Cooper 01 Oct 14 - 11:27 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: GUEST,Bob Pegritz
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:04 PM

Dear Friends,

I am tasked to play a funeral next Thursday (Oct. 9) and as a whistler, I know this tune by heart. My problem is that I cannot find any nice piano accompaniment sheet music to give to the pianist that will be playing with me. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks a bunch.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:29 PM

Hi Bob, I was checking my copy of The Harp & Claymore and saw there was bass cleff piano part. Are you playing it in F?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:35 PM

Two from Skinner's own manuscripts:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/scottskinner/display.php?ID=JSS0183
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/scottskinner/display.php?ID=JSS0626

Roloff wasn't dead, he was just going back to London.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 01:46 PM

That looks better than the scan I got from my book, Jack. Good luck with it, Bob.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: GUEST,Bob Pegritz
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 02:11 PM

Hey Phil, thank you so much for your help.

And Jack, thank you too. You guys are amazing.

Many, many thanks.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 03:49 PM

Great tune! I think it was originally written as a lament, but sounds just as good a little bit up tempo.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 05:16 PM

No it WASN'T a lament, Roloff was simply going back to his teaching job in Tooting.

One of those sheets says that Roloff did the piano arrangement himself. A bit difficult if you're dead.

Nice tune, anyway. We need more session tunes in F.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: GUEST,Tooting
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 06:38 PM

Hey Jack,

Was Messr. Roloff a whistle player when he taught at Tooting?

Wow. That was bad. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 07:45 PM

Nope. Must have been a recorder player - flute a bec.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Herr Roloff's Farewell
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 01 Oct 14 - 11:27 PM

I remember hearing that tune as a play out on NPR when they were talking about the Dunblane school shooting in the 1990's. It was the version by Aly Bain with Violet Johnson playing piano. It brought tears to my eyes. I learned it on guitar in the original key and still play it once in awhile.


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