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Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Carol Novitsky
Date: 04 Nov 18 - 09:53 AM

My great-uncle used to conduct a chorus of all his guests whenever we had family reunions at his beautiful creekside property. We would do a "German Orchestra Song" that was a grownup version of the one John MacKenzie above refers to. No guitar. But it did have a Bassgeigen that said:
   Reifen Morgen! Reifen Morgen! Brrrrrr! Brrrrrr!

It also had changing rhythms: the intro lines w/Musikante and Schwabenland were in a strict 3/4 like a Landler. The instrument voices were in 2/4 and the instrument sounds like Reifen Morgen were in a swung dotted rhythm.

The first instrument I believe was a Geigen that said:
   Sinzi Linzi Sinzi Linzi Sinzi Linzi Strum Strum!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Oct 18 - 04:22 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JUKuiWfhig


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 08 Oct 18 - 03:18 PM

The version I best remember has the lyrics
submitted by Alice in her January 2000 post to this thread.

"Guest," who submitted the post before mine,
check out the January 2000 post from "Animaterra" a/k/a AllisonA,
for her lyrics are a close match to yours,
and there are close matches in other earlier posts as well.

I had no idea this thing was German in origin. Good to know!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 18 - 11:11 AM

These are some of the words to a song which have been buzzing around in my head since my childhood. I can even sing it although I'm not sure all the words are correct...

The violin of all the strings we take the lead and have the most to do, we gaily play the melody and sing away the whole piece through.

The clarinet, the clarinet of all the woodwind we most notes can get, a single reed is all we need to make our smooth and mellow sound....

It goes on to name other instruments but I'm afraid I can't remember anymore. Can anyone help please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Apr 15 - 01:19 PM

'tHE DRUMS HAVE NO TROUBLE, JUST DOUBLE DUM dOUBLE, 5, 1; 1, 5 BOOM, BOOM, BOOM BOOM, BOOM"

"tHE CLAR-I-NET, THE cLARINET, GOES DOO-A-dOO-A-DOO-A-DOO-A DET..."

"tHE HORN, THE HORN; IT SOUNDS SO FORLORN..."

"tHE BASSOON, IT MAKES A POINT OF COUNTERPOINT, TRA- LA-LA-LA-LA-LA,
tRA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA..."


mY MOTHER TAUGHT ME THESE VERSES; SHE HAD SUNG THEM AT WITTENBURG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Bob Schwarer
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 07:30 PM

Here's a cute rendition I ran across.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxx5ghVmdMo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 01:13 PM

Here is my tentative CHALLENGE submission with all the requested instruments plus a double bass. To view/typeset the sheet music and listen to the music, there are basically two ways:

a) use a programme called abc2xml to transform the ABC to MusicXML, which then can be read into Sibelius, Finale, MuseScore and many other notation programmes.

b) enter the ABC text into ABC software such as EasyABC or ABCExplorer.

Everybody is welcome to improve upon my proposals, or make their own. Add other instruments such as "The b-b-b-b-b-b-bodh-rán". I suggest that submitters only post the part starting "V:", to work with the same "header" (i.e. the lines from "X:" to "K:C").

X:1
T:Orchestra Song Additions
L:1/8
I:linebreak $
K:C
%
V:picc name="Piccolo" clef=treble^8
%%MIDI program 72
g2 | g>e e "(whisle)" g e'c'| b/c'/d'/b/ g2 g2 | g>f f "(whisle)" g f'd'| c'/d'/e'/c'/ g2 g2 |
w:The pic-co-lo ******** can prickle, oh! ********* and
g>e e "(whisle)" g c'e'| !trill!g'4 g2 | g>f f "(whisle)" g f'd'| c'4 |]
w:tickle, oh! ***** like sick, oh lo!
%
V:harp name="Harp" clef=treble
%%MIDI program 46
G,2|(3G,CE (3GEG c2 | (3G,B,D (3GDG B2 |
w:Not eas-y to tune is the harp, oft-en it's flat or it's sharp,
(3G,B,D (3FGB d2| (3CEG (3cGc e2 |
w:but if the tu-ning is right, we will have pur-est de-light.
(3G,CE (3GEG c2 | (3G,B,D (3GDG B2 |
w:Pluck-ing like plin-ke-ti-plong, oft-en it's right or it's wrong;
(3G,B,D (3FGB dG,| (G,2 !slide!c2) |]
w:if you're a-fraid that you'll miss, just gllll-iss!
%
V:trb name="Trombone" clef=bass
%%MIDI program 57
G,G, |G,4 E,C,| D,6 | G,4 D,2 | E,4 G,G,|
w:The trom-bone does its own, drawn and blown. And its
G,4 E,C,| D,2 D,4 | G,4 D,2 | E,4|]
w:tube is cy-lin-dric, not a cone!
%
V:cello name="Cello" clef=treble_8
%%MIDI program 42
G,2 |G, E,3 G,C| B, F,3 G, A, | B,C DC B,A, | G, E,2 G, E,F,|
w:The cel-lo can sound mel-low, if the play-er knows to treat it well, oh, but if some
G, E3 EF | G F3 DC| B,C D2 F2 | E C3|]
w:fel-low makes it bel-low, it turns lem-on juice to jell-o.
%
V:db name="Double bass" clef=bass
%%MIDI program 43
G,2|C,3 C, B,,A,,| G,,4 G,,2| G,,3 A,, G,,F,,| E,,4
w:Deep down, the dou-ble bass will pace, but hard-ly race,
G,,2|E,,2 E,,2 E,,2| G,,4 G,,2| G,,2 B,,2 G,,2 | C,4|]
w:the foot-ing to brace with firm-ness and grace.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 13 Dec 14 - 07:21 AM

Choirmistress, the poster Ann Burgess (06 Sep 13 - 10:45 AM) tells us that she devised the cello and harp parts herself, presumably only in English, and makes no claim of exceptional ingeniousness. If she does not turn up again, you can proclaim a Mudcat SONG CHALLENGE, for entries in ABC Notation. You should insist on C major.

It would make sense to design the whole piece for mixed choir. For example, the original timpani part would be transposed down an octave, to be sung by men. Additions for cello etc. should also be for male voices.

Why do you think that the Trommel part is by Geisler himself?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 14 - 12:41 PM

Great, Choirmistress. That's what we like!

Regards, Manfred


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 12 Dec 14 - 11:53 AM

To Leadbelly:

Now updated.

Regards, Choirmistress.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 12 Dec 14 - 11:48 AM

To Bob Schwarer:

I appreciate your effort, and am grateful for your time and trouble. I tried sending this thank-you post yesterday but apparently it didn't go through.

Sorry, but the link you provided was to an English version with the already familiar existing five or six verses mentioned in the original German.

Again, the verses I am still seeking the lyrics and notes to are:

Cello;
Harp;
Piccolo; and
Trombone.

Thanks again for your effort.

Regards, Choirmistress


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: Leadbelly
Date: 11 Dec 14 - 03:30 PM

Choirmistress, in my own feelings I think Bob Schwarer was a great help. Should have been mentioned by name.

But naturally, it's up to you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 11 Dec 14 - 12:01 PM

Hi, Grishka, and thanks for your response.

The fellow who answered my e-mail to Deutscheslied sent me back a few versions, all of which included:

V. 1: Geige (violin);
V. 2: Klarinett (clarinet, well d'uh);
V. 3: Pauke (tympani/kettledrum);
V. 4: Trompete (trumpet);
V. 5: Horn; and
V. 6: Trommel (smaller drum).

I suspect that the reason the Trommel is seldom mentioned is that it is not sung but done by "sound effect" such as finger snaps, claps, slaps, striking wooden blocks, or whatever.

It is the bassoon that is generally acknowledged to be the first addition (anyone have a year for those, excluding me, who are interested?) to the circa-1927 original six verses.

Thank you for your input.

Regards, Choirmistress


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 11 Dec 14 - 07:48 AM

Choirmistress, there seem to be only five original voices. All the rest has been added by more or less talented epigons in various languages. You are entitled to do your own, which will be exactly as original as anybody else's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Bob Schwarer
Date: 10 Dec 14 - 12:20 PM

Is this any help?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yth_XQ0lBEc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 09 Dec 14 - 02:37 PM

Does ANYONE have the sheet music (or can just name the notes by letter) for:

cello
flute
harp
piccolo; and
trombone?

I am waiting for these so I can typeset my closer-to-the-original-German version.

Then I can post it along with a French version and a Latinized Hebrew version.

Regards,
Choirmistress


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 05:09 PM

A P.S. to my above post:

The German website with printable sheet music available is deutscheslied.

Hope this helps.

Still awaiting the words and notes to the cello, harp, piccolo and trombone verses.

Choirmistress


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Choirmistress
Date: 01 Dec 14 - 01:45 PM

More corrections and additions:

"Geisler" is with just one "s" on the oldest version I have yet seen (courtesy of a German website?), and I'm afraid I was also way off in the year of publication. 1886 was the year of his birth (died 1952), so from the list of songs under "Die Geige" OR "Zur Feier", the closest possible publication date is circa 1927.

"Die Trommel" is supposed to imitate a drum. That's why those two words are the only ones sung. The German fellow who provided a few different versions of the sheet music suggested experimenting with sounds and articulation. My version would just use the syllable "pa" (no, not short as in "pal", but with the short "u" sound).

And the bassoon verse is supposed to read "makes a point IN counterpoint".

And now all I have left to say is to repeat my request for the lyrics and sheet music to the cello, harp, piccolo, and trombone verses. Once I have those, I can complete my typesetting of the lyrics to all TEN verses.

Thanks in advance for the above information.

Regards, Choirmistress.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Guest (
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 12:11 PM

Hello all! I'm about to revise and typeset my English version of this delightful group song for my private files, much closer in meaning to the original German, and can offer a few corrections/additions:

1. Herr Geissler published the original version in 1886.
2. To fit the rhythm, the first time the Geige verse is sung, the two-syllable versions "singet" and "klinget" are used; the second time, the ending is "klingt", without the "e".
3. In most German versions I've seen (on the Internet), the Klarinett verse ends not in "dua det" but "gar so nett".
4. The Horn verse should be "...es ruht sich aus. Es bringt nor einen Ton herraus," not "das," which means "the". (See note at end of item 5.)
5. It should be "Die Trompete, sie schmettert," not "die schmettert", which makes no grammatical sense. (The meaning is "it", not "the" before a verb!)

Finally, to Ann Burgess:

Yes! PLEASE transcribe the scores for:

Cello;
Harp;
Piccolo (if someone else here has by then responded to your request to post the notes!);
Drums, if you can find them (as was indicated, different from Tympani verse); and
Trombone.

For your harp verse most of which you've forgotten, would this fit your rhythm, syllable-wise?:

The harp is so enchanting, and serenity it's granting,
Sounding just like rain and waterfall.
The harp is so enchanting, and serenity it's granting;
Like tinkling rain, it soothes us all.

Yours in shared love of music,

Choirmistress


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Ann Burgess
Date: 06 Sep 13 - 10:45 AM

I learned this with the junior section of the Orpington Junior Singers in the UK in the 1960s. The words were different:
The fiddles, they sing it and sob it and swing it,
They sway as they play it, they sing all they say.

The clarinet, the clarinet, goes doowa doowa doowa doowadet,
The clarinet, the clarinet, goes doowa doowa doowadet.

The horns, the horns, they shout it out,
The horns, the horns, they shout it out.

The drum has no trouble, just double, dub-double.
Five-one, one five; boom boom boom boom boom!

And the trumpet must trum-t-t-t-t-t-t, trum-t-t-t-t-t-t, trum-t-t-t-t,
And the trumpet must trum-t-t-t-t-t-t, trum-t-t-t-t-t-t, ta!

The bassoon it makes a point of counterpoint,
Da da da da da da, da da da da
The bassoon it makes a point of counterpoint,
Da da da da da da da.

A couple of decades later I was head of music in Homefield Boys' School, Sutton (south of London in the UK). I used The Orchestra Song but my choir seemed to be coping very well so I added some extra verses I made up myself. I wasn't aware they'd travelled anywhere; but I was very gratified to see someone mention one of mine:

The 'cello is mellow, it sings a flowing melody;
The 'cello is mellow, it sends me to sleep!

At this point my version of it slowed right down with mock snoring from the boys and stopped briefly, before they 'awoke' for a final rousing reiteration of the tutti.

The following year I squeezed yet another verse in:

The harp is so enchanting, it…
and for the life of me I can't remember what it did after that although I can remember the melody very well!

So if any of my ex pupils from Homefield remembers that one, perhaps they'd post those up here as well! I could do the score for the extra verses if anyone is interested.

And I've never heard of the piccolo verse so please post the notes somewhere!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,guest hairpinlace
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 08:38 PM

the clearest Engllish version I found on youtube is this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=UhAtIy4rRf8


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 03:02 AM

Wow, didn't know there were so many different versions of the lyrics. I have a score I could email, if anybody wants it. Email me at cobalj@sbcglobal.net

Lisa


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Mar 11 - 08:43 AM

The Clarinet, the clarinet goes dua dua dua dua dette
the clarinet, the clarinet goes dua dua dua dette

The trumpet goes trump a tee tee tee tee,
trump a tee tee tee tee, trump a tee tee tee
The trumpet goes trump a tee tee tee tee
trump a tee tee tee tee, trump

The Horn, The Horn, comes out, to play
The Horn, The Horn, comes out, to play

The drum has no trouble, just double, dub double
Five one, one five, boom boom boom boom boom.

Thats all I know

Liz


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 09:47 PM

Thank you everyone for all your hard work. I can't wait to sing this song with my students as we learn about the instruments of the orchestra.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 11 - 03:51 PM

Thankz i was also looking for the sheet music for that song if you know a good website tell me please


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 07:14 PM

Here I found a sheet music PDF in Spanish. The melodies are slightly different from the ones mentioned above. The bassoon duly comes with its counterpoint, but the timpani have suddenly become a trombone!?! Here a slightly different version of the lyrics; I particularly like the trumpet part:
LA ORQUESTA

Bellas melodías,
entonan a los violines
primero y segundo
preparense para tocar.

El clarinete dulcemente
toca dua dua el clarinete,
el clarinete dulcemente
toca dua dua da.

(los dos juntos)

El fagot señala el contrapunto la
lala lala lara lara, la la la la la la
el fagot señala el contrapunto la
lala lala lara lara.

(los tres juntos)

La trompeta domina
toda la orquestara tara
trompetara tara
trompeta domina
toda la orquestara tara ta ta.

(los cuatro juntos)

En cambio el trombón
no ofrece problemas;
Sol Do, Do Sol, Sol Sol Sol Do.

(todos juntos x 2)


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Subject: Orchestra Song - Spanish Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Joyce Lender
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 04:31 PM

Does anyone know where to get the Spanish version of "The Orchestra Song". I would greatly appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,former New Jersey student
Date: 01 Nov 10 - 05:39 PM

I also remember this and was the opening singer in a 5 or 6 person version of the song when I went to West Amwell Elementary school in New Jersey in the early 1970's. I opened with the fiddle - it was my first solo ever :) Much fun to remember I have been trying to find the lyrics for all the instruments. Looks like there are several versions.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,German
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 06:34 AM

continued:

Here I found a perfect and beautiful representation: http://www.kinderlieder-texte.de/die-geige-sie-singet/.

Any verses about drums and bassoons have probably been added later and are not known generally. The Folk Process, however, joins the song with many other songs and rounds of (roughly) equal chord scheme, such as "Es tönen die Lieder" and "C-A-F-F-E-E", to form a giant quodlibet.

It should always be pointed out to learners that timpani (aka kettledrums, Ger. Pauken) and drums (Trommeln) are entirely different instruments!


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,German
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 06:34 AM

The version quoted by Lin is identical to the one represented on "ingeb.org". This is usually the first address for anyone searching for German folk songs. However, the text given for the horn is not the one usually sung and seeming most logical, as (approximately) quoted by sionlew: "Das Horn, das Horn, das ruht sich aus, es bringt nur einen Ton heraus." The translation is "The horn, the horn relaxes, it produces but one note." (Hornist rightly feel insulted, but with the short-lived advent of the vuvuzela this verse has been quoted frequently.)

As for the authorship, ingeb.org gives "Melodie & Text: Willy Geisler, 1886". In other sources, such as http://www.deutscheslied.com/, the spelling is "Willy Geißler" etc. (deutscheslied.com, based in Canada, is an incredible archive of German songbooks; there you can order by email those songs that are forbidden in Germany, if you need them.) "Zur Feier" ("For a celebration") seems to be the Geisler's original title. He might not have foreseen the worlwide carreer of his little quodlibet, designed for a single occasion.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 06 Jun 10 - 08:52 AM

Someone suggested I try Joe Hickerson & ZAP!!! I now have several versions of this fabulous piece, printed on paper, 1 in German, music & lyrics. Absolutely fabulous. God bless him. He claimed it was found by a friend of his named Ruth. God bless her. After all those yrs of wondering...it's heaven. Tw


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 18 May 10 - 01:28 PM

OK, that last one there is me. & the last line should have started "Why...". I'm properly signed in now, everlasting thanks to Joe Offer. Still hoping to find lyrics & music to this one. Tw


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 10 - 10:28 PM

I'm also looking for all the German words. In the late 1940s-early 50s I learned this partially auf Deutsch & part in English. Think I've found a source of sheet music. The bassoon:

"Das Bassoon kommt mit dem kuntrapunkt-lah laaahhh, la la la la la
la la--la la la"
(repeat)

Our version of the horn:

"Das Horn, Das Horn er klingt am morgen
(repeat)"

Shy can't we find more of the German or English verses??? We always hac such fun singing this...Tw


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,sionlew
Date: 10 Apr 10 - 06:05 AM

In our German class, the horn bit went something like:

"Das Horn Das Horn, das ruht sich aus
Es singt nur einen ton herraus..."


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Jazzie
Date: 12 Mar 10 - 07:52 PM

Does anyone know this song in Russian?
that would really help!
someone please tell me, thanks =)


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 10:54 AM

I have watched this video several times and can identify the violin, clarinet, horn, trumpet and I think bassoon..but not sure. Is there a lyric that lists all of the part? As I think this piece has been cut to fit each choir and there are several parts not done to keep it shorter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBAXB18VQCo&feature=related


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,ilovekitkat
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 09:34 AM

Does anyone knows about this?

" The violins singing, Are ringing and singing, The violins playing Are like a sweet song.

The clarinet, the clarinet Plays dua, dua, dua, dua det.

The horn, the horn sounds loud and clear.

But the trumpet goes trum-pe-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta, trum-pe-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta.

A sturdy sound, the big trombone, Sounds dark and deep the baritone.

Dub dubble, dub dubble, the drums have no trouble, Five one, one five, Five drum, drum, drum, drum. "

Please send tune, thanks! :)


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,francis and millie
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 02:42 AM

I(francis Buekea)along with the other chior members sang the version of this same instrumental lyric to the first graduating 8th graders of our catholic mission elementary school on the island of Tol in Truk, also known as the Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia in l967 when I was in the 7th grade. I thought that the whole audience would be so amazed to hear our mellifluous notes in English but instead everyone was so very much serenaded only by our harmonious melodies since almost none of them knew how to speak English.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 02:40 AM

Thanks a lot, Lin. I'm truly impressed. I've been looking for that song for a long, long time.
-Joe-


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Subject: ADD: Zur Feier/Die Geige (Willy Geisler)
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 02:24 AM

I looked it up and what I mis-heard and posted was a jumble of the actual words, which are:


ZUR FEIER / DIE GEIGE
(Willy Geisler)

1. Die Geige, sie singt, sie jubelt und klingt (violin)

2. Die Klarinett, die Klarinett, macht duaduadua gar so nett, (clarinet)

3. Die Pauke hat's leicht denn sie spielt nur zwei Töne: Fünf eins / eins fünf / bum bum bum bum bum. (drums)

4. Die Trompete, die schmettert: tätätätäteterätätätätäteterä, Die Trompete, die schmettert: tätätätäteterätätätätä. (trumpet)

5. Das Horn, das Horn, das ruht sich aus. Das Horn, das Horn, das ruht sich aus. (horn, of course)

6. Die Trommel... (don't know this verse)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 02:18 AM

German Lyrics

Die Geige, sie singet, sie jubelt und klinget,
Die Geige, sie singet, sie jubelt und kling

Die Klarinett, die Klarinett, macht
duo-duo-duo-basinett
Die Klarinett, die Klarinett, macht duo-duo-duo-dett

I don't remember the horn, the trumpet, or the drum verses at the moment but will try to look them up and post them later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Dec 08 - 10:12 PM

I have a vague memory of this being sung in a round. I have the melody complete after all these years, I am amazed!:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Dec 08 - 03:55 PM

Refresh. Somebody must know the German lyrics....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
From: GUEST,astewart41
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 11:52 PM

I found a link to a version it sounds like most of you have been searching for: (English lyrics, sorry above person)

http://www.songsforteaching.com/orchestrainstrumentsong.htm

Merry Christmas!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song
From: GUEST,guest - merida7
Date: 17 Dec 08 - 11:31 PM

Does anyone have the German lyrics to the Orchestra Song? A friend "keeps looking for them" (having learned the song in German, in a group of group of young people in the U.S., about 1940s).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 11:53 AM

In my elementary school in New Jersey - in the late 40's/early 50's - we sang it pretty much as they did in Minnesota.
The music teacher divided the auditorium into 4 quadrants.
Left Front sang:
the fiddles they sing it, they sob it and swing it, they sway as they play it, they sing all they say.
Left Rear sang:
The clarinet, the clarinet, goes dua-dua-dua-det, the clarinet, the clarinet, goes dua-dua-dua-det.
Right Front sang:
The horns, the horns, they shout it out, the horns, the horns, they shout it out (the most boring part of all!)
Right Rear sang:
The drum has no trouble, just double, dub-double, five-one, one-five, bum bum bum bum bum.

It was a township school with lots of farm kids who couldn't have cared less -- but I secretly kind of enjoyed it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song
From: GUEST,Bob Forrest
Date: 18 Sep 08 - 12:32 PM

We sang this in a Minnesota grade school or high school chorus program, with slightly different words but the same music:
    The fiddles they sing it, they sob it and swing it, they sway as they play it, they play all they say.
    The clarinet, the clarinet, goes dua-dua-dua-det, the clarinet, the clarinet, goes dua-dua-dua-det.
    And the trumpet must tan-ta-ta-ta-ta, etc.
    The horns, the horns, they shout it out...
    The drum has no trouble, just double, dub-double, five-one, one-five, bum bum bum bum bum.
    The bassoon it makes a point of counterpoint, ???? ???? ???.

      Also something about a cello so mellow. I don't remember a part for flute, piccolo, or trombone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Sep 08 - 09:03 PM

IMDb.com gives this information in the soundtrack listing for "You've Got Mail":

THE INSTRUMENT SONG
Traditional
Performed by Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear and Heather Burns


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song
From: GUEST,jr10
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 11:59 AM

We used to sing this in school in Yorkshire in the 1970s. I could remember the horns, the violin and clarinet but thanks for all the rest. I'm teaching it to my little girl.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song
From: GUEST,Angela
Date: 31 Dec 07 - 09:49 PM

Someone mentioned this song being from The Sound of Music. It is not in the movie but you may have remembered it from the musical. I performed this song when in the 2nd grade in the high school production of The Sound of Music. The lyrics were as follows:

The violin's singing.
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah (these are sung in various notes)

The horn, the horn,
it sounds so forlorn.

The clarinet, the clarinet,
goes doodle doodle doodle doodle det.

The drum, the drum,
Five, five, five, five, one.

There may be more lyrics, I have the sheet music.. somewhere.
Any questions email me: nydancerchic@yahoo.com


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