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What about your favourite waltz then?

GUEST,Kit 22 Sep 00 - 02:47 PM
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Subject: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,Kit
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 02:47 PM

This can be the cousin to the jig and reel threads. What's your favourite waltz? Kate Martin gets my vote. It's one that Skipjack and I have played together and it brings tears to our eyes. Kit


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Mark Clark
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 02:54 PM

Westphalia is a real pretty one although lately I've become partial to Greg Brown's "Iowa Waltz."

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: DougR
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 03:00 PM

"Goodnight Irene" DougR


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Quincy
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 03:28 PM

I always will accept an offer of a dance from anyone when a band plays "21 years".....yes I mean anyone!!!!
Also I like the "Oslo Waltz" and "After the ball".....I know..I'm soppy and sentimental..

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 03:43 PM

I dunno. Can't make up my mind between "The Candadian Waltz" aka "Ook-Pik" and Jay Ungar's "Lover's Waltz."


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,dan evergreen
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 04:13 PM

"We Danced to an Old Fashioned Tune" is really a pretty waltz. So is "Mockingbird Hill."


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 05:01 PM

OOoooooooo, yes soddy- Lover's Waltz is lovely! I couldn't possibly decide on one favorite. "Sheebeg and Shemore" (I know-forgive the lousy spelling) has long been a fave because of a fond memory of a house party with an impromptu dance, but I also like the other chestnuts, including Planxty Irwin and good old Ashoken Farewell. Mind you, I've been fiddling for less than a year, so waltzes are what I do best!


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 05:09 PM

I'll vote for Margaret's Waltz.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 05:39 PM

...my favorites are Waltz of the Wind, Delta Queen Waltz, Wallflower,Roxanne's Waltz and Alabama Waltz...Westphalia is a fun waltz for autoharp...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Helen
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 06:25 PM

Rosbif Waltz - it's on Alan's Mudcat Midi page. Love it, and a high percentage of people who hear it seem to love it too.

Apart from that the list of my favourite waltzes is huge. Farewell to Devon, lots of O'Carolan tunes, a last century tune called Play, Gypsy, Play; Westering Home, etc etc.

Have a listen to Mudcat's own Paul Evenden/Musicman on his CD called Farewell which is a tribute to his late wife. Many of the tunes on that were suggested in a Mudcat thread. It's available through the Mudcat shop, I think.

Helen

Helen


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 06:29 PM

I am sooooooo bored with most of the waltzes I play, including Westphalia, Red Fox, Irene, Ash Oken, Tennesse, et al. I was very glad when Margaret's came along--new and beautiful--have to go with Jon here.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Mbo
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 07:02 PM

Loch Broom Bay
My Home
Margaret Ann


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: kendall
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 07:08 PM

Village Swallows by J. Strauss (Jr)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: skarpi
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 07:17 PM

Flowers of Normandy is vá .... it is great one. all the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Marion
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 08:47 PM

Planxty Fanny Power. And Ash Grove is a waltz, isn't it?


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 09:21 PM

Tim and Malinda's (froom Pigs Eye Landing) Ook Pik )sp) I've only heard that one spoken and played, have no idea of how to spell it. End of Summer, Lover's Waltz. Basically I'm a sucker for 'em, cuz I like to harmonize. Seems I remember something called Southwind being quite lovely.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Barry T
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 09:30 PM

My current favourites are Valse Frontenac and Castle of Dromore


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,Chocolate Pi (lost the cookie)
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 09:33 PM

Believe Me, If All those Endearing Young Charms


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: CarolC
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 09:55 PM

Kit,

I had my first look at the sheet music for Kate Martyn's Yesterday. If you can play that (with the grace notes) on the accordion, you are no beginner. I'm still trying to recover the brain cells I lost when I tried to play that piece.

Here's my favorites for accordion (so far):

The Dancer, by Larry Unger
Metsakukkia (Trad. Finnish)
Pernod, by Johnny Cunningham and Michael O'Domhnaill
Plum Creek, by Grey Larsen (This is a wonderful piece, but I'm having trouble with the basses on it because he uses some very unusual chords)
Viimeinen Valssi (The Last Finnish Waltz - Trad. Finnish)
La Valse Des Jeunes Filles (Trad. French)
John's Waltz to the Miller, by Tony Trishka (this one has some tricky chords also)

Carol


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Marion
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 09:59 PM

Can I call any slow piece in 3/4 a waltz? Or are there defining characteristics?

Marion


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:02 PM

Josefin's Waltz by Vasen, as recorded by Dervish

There is a multi-instrumentalis/singer who sometimes sings thae Boys of Barr ná Sraide as a waltz at céilís. I'm partial to that but I'm not sure if it's just the song or Bruce's singing of it or the fact that I'm usually dancing for the first time of the night after playing through the sets.

Slán agat,
Rich


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,mrs_zezam
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:24 PM

Ashokan Farewell
Give Me Your Hand
Midnight on the Water


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Night Owl
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:25 PM

This week...."Two Way Waltz" by Kate Wolfe cuz I'm trying to learn it. Musicman's cd is available directly from him or from Folk Legacy and is beautiful music... including "Margaret's Waltz" AND "Sheebeg an Sheemore". (Any volunteers to do a blue clicky?)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Gypsy
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:34 PM

Helen, music for Play Gypsy Play? for obvious reasons! Also, can't do a session without Midnight on the Water


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:34 PM

Do a what Night Owl? - my pleasure.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Barry T
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:38 PM

Here's a blue clicky for Si Bheag Si Mhor (or any other way you want to spell it!)

You've piqued my interest in Margaret's Waltz. That's one I'm not familiar with.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:43 PM

Barry, I think (probably wrongly) that it is fairly recent. There are several versions at John Chambers's (http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/FindTune.html).

I'd love to hear what you do with it.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Dulci46
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:53 PM

My favorites, Margarets Waltz, Indiana Waltz, and just about all the other waltzes Love them!

Been off for a while and come back to see there is now a Musicman CD WOW!! Can't wait to get that!

Judy


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Hutzul
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:14 PM

The Blue Skirt Waltz The Tennessee Waltz Skater's Waltz


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:27 PM

Waltz Of The Little Girl's, Josefine, Soir Et Matin, and Midnight On The Water. I like dancing to them even more than playing them.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Mbo
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:36 PM

Sweethearts Of The Radio Waltz


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: DougR
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:38 PM

Must add the favorite of the one I loved for 48 years, "Be Nobody's Darling," by Governor Jimmy Davis.

DougR


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Giac
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 11:50 PM

Wednesday Night Waltz
50 Years Ago Waltz
Shenandoah Valley Waltz
Goodnight Waltz
Peek-a-Boo Waltz
Blue Bonnet Waltz


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:04 AM

Hey, Mbo -

Isn't that by John McCusker? Good one!


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 01:21 AM

Is "Give Me Your Hand" any relation to the air entitled "Tabhair Dom Do Lamh" (Give me your hand, as Gaeilge)?

Rich


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 03:56 AM

As an Irishman I have a million Irish waltzes to choose from but I'll choose a Texas one....Midnight on the Water!

mcmoo


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,Tanner
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 08:36 AM

FAR AWAY... But this tune may not be of waltz origin. Jigs, slow airs, songs... Once we almost did Salley Gardens as a waltz!


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:51 AM

Marion, probably more than half of the tunes named here (including the Carolan pieces and Ashoken Farewell) weren't actually written as waltzes. I think the rules are if the tune can be played so people can waltz to it, it counts.

Margaret's Waltz MIDI.

Try Empty Wallet Waltz (haven't learned it myself) or Southwind (AKA An Ghaoth Aneas), a beautiful slow air that makes a beautiful waltz when speeded up a bit.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Kara
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:03 PM

My Favotite has to be
Geek and Kara's wedding waltz. Written for our first dance of wedded life by Ron and Breda Oroonie.
Kara


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,mrs_zezam
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:21 PM

Rich (b.g.c.),
Yes, "Give Me Your Hand" and "Tabhair Dom Do Lamh" are same tune.
What is the translation of b.g.c. part of your name? (Sorry for abbreviation. I am challenged in my own language...)
Mary-Guest


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Midchuck
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:36 PM

What about Tom Lehrer's "The Weiner Schnitzel Waltz?"

Peter.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,Bigchuck at work
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 12:49 PM


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,Kit
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 05:18 PM

My god, I didn't expect such a response, better get myself in gear for a few new tunes. Carol, thanks a million for the names, I'll get right onto them. As for Kate Martin, what are grace notes? I may be playing them without realising it. Ask Skipjack, he's heard me play it. If I've learned it quick, it's probably because I love it so much. Also, I now know my e-mail address at uni, and will soon know my mailing address too. Could we e-mail and then start to write? I can get Skipjack to give you my e-mail address. Thanks again to everyone, Kit


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Susan A-R
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 09:31 PM

I was playing at a nursing home with friends and a fellow asked us about the Firefly Waltz Anyone know it? We've also arranged a waltz for Weeping Sad and Lonely. In Gone With the Wind, it's described as a waltz, and it's not, so we made it into one, and it's pretty nice. we just call it Scarlett's waltz. (oops, too much red wine tonight. Ah well, a girl's gotta unwind sometimes.)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Ebbie
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 09:58 PM

There are so many, and more are added all the time- no way I could choose a favorite one. However, one that no one else has mentioned is the Tom Bigbee. It's lovely. (I understand the Tom Bigbee is a river.)

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Mbo
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 10:01 PM

Yep, chanteyranger both Radio Sweetheart's Waltz and Margaret Ann are by John McCusker. JenEllen sent me the John McCusker tune book, so I'm livin' it up!


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Subject: Tune Add: MYSTERY WALTZ
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 10:27 PM

Over on that there "Jig" thread, I mentioned not being able to remember tune names. Well, here's an example. If anyone recognizes it, please share the name with me. (It's a good 'un, and I made sure even the ABCs work.) Thanks!

MIDI file: whatsit.mid

Timebase: 120

Name: Mystery Waltz
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 125 (480000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Mystery Waltz
M:3/4
Q:1/4=125
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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: bbelle
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 10:46 PM

Tennessee Waltz


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: leprechaun
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:25 PM

(Out in the west texas town of) El Paso


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 23 Sep 00 - 11:54 PM

On the TV show "Maude" she once sang a snatch of a waltz parody, and I've always wanted to know what the actual song was. What she sang went:

Oh, how we danced
On the night we were wed
We danced and we danced
for the room had no bed.

but the tune was pretty. Anyone think they recognize it?


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Barry T
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 01:38 AM

Re. Rabbitrunning's inquiry...

I believe it's called The Anniversary Waltz. I remember Al Jolson singing that in one of his early 'talking movies'. Oops... 'dating myself! 8-0


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Linda Mattson
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 01:50 AM

Oh boy my favorite tunes! There are so many great ones: Quebecois: Waltz of the Toys (Michel Faubert), Tribute to Alfred Montmarquet and Tribute to Dorothy (Phillipe Bruneau), Winter Waltz (Danielle Martineau), and schmaltzy wonderful Valse a Jessie and Uncle Stewart's Waltz. Then there's Southwind, Keegan's, that good old Swedish waltz from Boda, Flatbush, Pernod, Westphalia, Old Carpenter Waltz (played by Canray Fontenot), Chers Joues Roses ("Dear Rosy Cheeks" played by Dewey Balfa), Old Madera Waltz (Hugh Farr), Roscoe's Waltz (played by Bruce Molsky), and of course Midnight on the Water


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: CarolC
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 02:02 AM

Kit,

As soon as I get your e-mail address from Skipjack, I'll send you an e-mail with my address.

Grace notes are those tiny little notes that are so short, when played, you can almost not even hear them. The sheet music I have for Kate Martyn's is full of them. I get crosseyed just looking at them.

Carol


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 07:31 AM

Another 2 I enjoy playing: Valse Clogue and The Man In The Moon.

Jon


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST, mrs_zezam
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 08:20 AM

My g-grandfather was a fiddler. In the olden days on the farm, neighbors often gathered at the house for music. They would move all the furniture so there was room to dance.
As Pepere played, Memere would waltz with a glass of water on her head and never spill a drop (a great source of pride to their daughter, my Memere). I don't know the tune, but that is really my favorite waltz.
This is a great thread.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 09:42 AM

Try Crossing to Ireland.
...and for gratuitous self-promotion, try this:
Dragonfly, masterfully sequenced by the one-and-only Barry Taylor.

So nobody else knows what the tune I posted above is called, eh? Oh well...


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Wavestar
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 12:37 PM

Hmmm... I'm very fond of one they do at our local contra dances called "The Wood Duck". I've always been a sucker for "Blue Danube", as well, and oddest of all, I think my most recent favourite tune to waltz to is not a waltz at all - it's Sarah McLachlan's song, "Angel". It makes a lovely, lovely waltz, and it's such a pretty tune.

-J


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,Kit
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 02:30 PM

Carol, I'll give Skipjack my e-mail address when I speak to him tomorrow. So that's what grace notes are! Yes, I play those - the most difficult one's that top G you have to hit, but it sounds so sweet when you do that it's worth it. Looking forward to mailing you, Kit


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,Murray Macleod
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 03:01 PM

I have never heard it played as a dance tune, but Scott Skinner's melody "Hector the Hero" would make a wonderful waltz.

Murray


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Night Owl
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 03:14 PM

thanks for doing that link wayyy up there Jon ;o)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jeri
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 03:43 PM

By the way, Margaret's Waltz is by Pat Shaw, 1959. (In the Barnes Book of English Country Dance Tunes.)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 04:05 PM

Thanks Jeri, I must admit I had thought it was probably even more recent than that.

I'm enjoying these threads (reels, jigs, waltzes) some great tunes coming out of all of them (including Dragonfly, Jeri) and plenty for me to look up too. What's next - a favourite Hornpipe thread?

Jon


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 05:17 PM

I forget what It's called but I like this one that goes ONE-two-three-ONE-two-three :-)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 08:09 PM

Jeri, your mystery waltz is "Amelia," by Bob McQuillen, although the beginning sounds like the beginning of "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms." You may have combined the two in the beginning, but by the end it's all "Amelia." Both of them are great waltzes.

There are so many waltzes that I love, including just about every one in the Waltz Book I and II. I also wrote one called "The Connecticut Waltz" (because we needed one) and it turned out pretty well, I think. In any case, it's stuck in my mind.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PLAY FIDDLE PLAY (Lawrence/Deutsch/Altman
From: Helen
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 08:32 PM

Gypsy,

Sorry, brain-typo not finger-typo - It should be Play Fiddle Play, not Play Gypsy Play. Lyrics by Hack Lawrence, music by Emery Deutcsh & Arthur Altman, copyright 1932 (Edward Marks Music Corporation)

Now the Gypsy band,
Rest their caravan,
Where a hill conceals the sun.
Dusky magic falls,
Gypsy music calls,
Calls to lovers one by one.

A lover strums his fiddles,
While he hums this little song,
M-m-m-m
This is his song,
M-m-m-m

Chorus

Play fiddle, play,
Play my loved one a melody
Sing to my love
While the stars swing a bove
Play fiddle, play
Sing my loved one a rhapsody
Play on the strings of her heart.

The campfires are gleaming
As red as the sun;
And my heart keeps dreaming
Just dreaming of one;
So soflty croon
While the moon weaves our two hearts in harmony
Play fiddle, play
To my love.

I'll have to do a midi file for it - I can't find one on the net. When I do I'll post it to Alan's Mudcat Midi page. It's not folk - I know that, it's most likely not authentic Gypsy music in any way, shape or form, but I love it.

Helen


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Helen
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 08:58 PM

Finger-typos as well. A-a-a-rghhh!

Jack Lawrence
Lover strums his fiddle (singular not plural)
softly croons, not soflty

Helen


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 09:03 PM

I wrote one for Caitrin, I think I'll send it over to Alan.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Marymac90
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 11:41 PM

What a wonderful thread! This has brought back memories of the my contra-dancing days-gone, alas, with the cartilage in my knee!

My hands down favorite Waltz is Ashokan Farewell, by Jay Unger and Molly Mason. I've danced to it at their dance and music camp at Ashokan.

Other favorite waltzes are Midnight on the Water, Shebeg Shemore, Two Way Waltz, Roseville Fair, and Blue Bonnet Waltz.

This thread has also reminded me of some of my favorite musicians, many from my contra dancing days: Bob McQuillen, the late Ralph Page, Pat Rust, Grey Larsen, Greg Brown, amd the late Kate Wolf.

Just thought of one nobody's mentioned yet-Turn Around, by the late Malvina Reynolds. And no, it was not written as accompaniment for a Kodak commercial!

Mary McCaffrey


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 24 Sep 00 - 11:52 PM

Mrs. Zezam, Bodhránai gan ciall is literally a bodhrán player without sense. It used to read (stupidbodhránplayerwhodoesn'tknowanybetter) but somebody decided that it was too long and expressed his opinion in a humorous enough way that I went along with it. Besides I was guest at the time and therefore had to type the whole thing out each time. Either way I'm rightfully taking my place somewhere near the bottom of the musician's totem pole and qualifying my opinion as being from down here.
Rich


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST, mrs_zezam
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 04:10 PM

Rich(b.g.c.), you make me laugh.

Marymac90, Ashokan Farewell is my favorite, too. I had an injury and was unable to play for a couple of years. That piece was my "physical therapy"... worked on every day for months and the beauty of it helped me to continue through a slow & painful process. Though they don't know me, Jay and Molly wrote me a wonderful letter of encouragement. Whenever I'm discouraged, I listen to my little recording and it reminds me: "Keep going. You can do it." Besides the lovely melody and harmonies that were always special to me before, now there's a whole other level of appreciation.
It made me happy to see your post.
I do agree with the point that was made about overplaying something until it starts to lose its appeal, but with this particular one, I don't think that will ever happen for me.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Ely
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 09:09 PM

Ookpik, Amelia's, Midnight on the Water, Flying Indian (bad title, good tune)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Marion
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 09:32 PM

Should Margaret's Waltz be played in G or A? At JC's there was a long list of Margaret's Waltzes, about half of which were in A and half in G.

And by "should" I mean: when I want to play this tune with other musicians, are they more likely to know it in A or G?

Thanks, Marion


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Turtle
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:30 PM

Oooo, yes, Susan, Tim and Melinda's (3 month and 17 day) anniversary waltz! Sure wanna learn to play that one. Just danced to the fabulous Pig's Eye Landing last Saturday night.

And I like the Valse des Jeunes Filles too, and Planxty Fanny Powers, yes, yes, yes. Also Life in the Finnish Woods, a Swedish waltz I can barely play. And then there's Berceuse Pour Hannah, which Quebecois band Domino recorded. But my current favorite is She Left a Star (composed by Sarah Bauhan)--it's on Nat Hewitt's CD. It may be because it's the first tune I ever learned entirely by ear off a recording, but playing it makes me almost as happy as listening to Nat play it, which I'm doing right now as I type. Mmmmm. Smooth.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jim Krause
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:43 PM

Marion, IMHO there are some tunes in 3/4 time that are best played as airs, not waltzes. Ashokan Farewell is one of them. I like to play this piece a little more slowly and expressivly than what local dancers feel is optimum waltz tempo. For a tune to be a good waltz candidate, I like a melody where the accents are either ONE, two, three, ONE, two, three: or one, two THREE, one, two, THREE. A good example is Tombigbee. Another good example is a waltz I learned from Arkansas fiddler DeAnn Gillispie called Polly's Waltz. It has a ONE, two, three, ONE, two, three feel to it. Another waltz that has the same kind of feel to it is Southwind, another one of my favorites.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: mousethief
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 02:44 PM

Shoot me for being un-folk, but I'd have to say "The Millionaire Waltz" from Queen's Day at the Races.

Come back, come back to me....

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: oggie
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 06:40 PM

'Dark Island' - I know it's usually played as a slow air but give it a Highland lilt and it's a wonderful waltz. Also Bill Monroe's 'Kentucky Waltz'

Steve


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: gillymor
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 09:06 PM

Wow,lot of great tunes above! My Own House, Waltz for Debbie, Midnight on the Water...

Dave


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: rabbitrunning
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:26 PM

I just love it when people put blickies in so I can listen to the music that they're talking about. Just one silly question from the newbie... How do you find more Midi's done by the same person? I can find titles, but I am madly in love with "Dragonfly" and want more, more more!


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:38 PM

Most of Jeri's tunes can be found at Alan's Mudcat Midi Page. I am not sure where Barry T's site is now but a lot of his arangements and his Tunebook can be found at contemplator.com

Jon


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Musicman
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 11:56 PM

As many of you know, I did an Irish Cd of Celtic waltzes and slow airs last year in memory of my wife who passed away unexpectedly. The web page, which can be found here, has many of the above mention tunes presented....

thinking of my own favorite?????? too many to chose from.... of course many of the ones on the album, but songs include Blue Skirt Waltz, Tennessee Waltz and When I Grow Too Old To Dream. (used to sing those for the seniors alot)

anyway... enjoy...

musicman


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:08 AM

You can find tunes that Barry Taylor has sequenced here. Barry's one heck of a fine electronic arranger!

Tunes I've written are pretty much all at Alan's Mudcat Midi Page (which is also available in the Quick Links at top of page.) I could have sworn you used to be able to search this site. Since you can't seem to do that, the tunes I've done are:
The Closing, Evergreen, Farewell to Reason, Frosty's Denial, (Last 2 sequenced by Jon Freeman), but he gets a payback with Jon Freeman, The Laughing Kat (for Katlaughing), Leafpeepers, The Obituary, Tidewash (a seriously weird one), Toronto (for the Toronto Mudcatters I met last Dec), Trip to Portsmouth (same B part as Leafpeepers)

There were a couple I sent in May that didn't get posted. Maybe I reached my limit. :-) The only waltzy ones are Jon Freeman and Farewell to Reason.

Sorry folks, I know I'm indulging myself, and I'll knock it off after this. Rabitrunning, you may not find much you like. I don't like anything else I've done as much as Dragonfly, and I think that was the first or second tune I ever wrote. Hope you enjoy them a bit, though.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: CarolC
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:19 AM

Midnight Snow Blind, by Sharon Hall. Can be found on Morning Star Consort's CD, "Slightly Tweaked"


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: PoohBear
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:48 AM

I'm very fond of any waltz when I have a good dance partner but am particularly fond of "Star of the County Down".

Cheers!

PB


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Subject: Tune Add: PLAY FIDDLE PLAY(Lawrence/Deutsch/Altman
From: Helen
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 04:45 AM

Miditext for Play Fiddle Play. Lovely & unusual tune - I loved it the first time I played it from a book of waltzes about 25 years ago.

Helen

MIDI file: playfidd.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Play, Fiddle, Play
Text: By Lyr: Jack Lawrence, Mus: E.. Deutsch, A. Altman
Copyright: Copyright © 1932 Edward Marks Music
Key: F
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Play, Fiddle, Play
M:3/4
Q:1/4=120
K:F
A3FED|A6|B3GFE|B6|A3_AG_G|F4D2|E6|-E6|A6|
-A3FED|A6|B3GFE|B6|A3=B_dd|e4f2|d6|-d5d|cdcdcB|
ABABAG|F3CFA|c3_DEG|B3A=B_d|e6|A4FG|A4de|
f2e3d|c=BB4|A4EF|G4AB|A4DE|F6|A4FG|A4de|f2e3d|
c=BB4|A4EF|G4FE|D6|-D5D|C2E2G2|B2A3G|F2G2_A2|
A5A|_A2=B2d2|f2e3d|_d2e2B2|A3GFE|A4FG|A4de|
f2e3d|c=BB4|A4de|f4_de|d6|-d11/2||


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,Terry Allan Hall
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 06:33 PM

"Midnight On The Water"...check out David Bromberg's version on the album by the same name


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: poet
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 07:01 PM

Hi all
for a slow and lovely waltz try "The Lilac Waltz" to "Annies Song" its Beautiful to watch or Dance to.

A thought for you, I've noticed that some Irish tunes/songs Normally played in Waltz time actually fit the Veletta and not the Waltz. strange is'nt it.

Graham (Guernsey)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Barry T
Date: 29 Sep 00 - 10:01 PM

Since Margaret's Waltz appeared to be the most popular tune in this thread, I succumbed to the urge to try an arrangement. Here is the result... probably a little more orchestral than most 'Catters would prefer, but I'm a sucker for lush strings and big orchestras!


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: mrs_zezam
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 03:44 PM

Wow, Barry T. - what a lovely arrangement - you did a great job!


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 03:54 PM

I don't know who "most 'Catters" are. I like it - nice job!

Jon


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Banjer
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 05:35 PM

The Vienna Waltz is one piece that stands out in my childhood memories as having been played a lot at home. Mom had a collection of records that featured mostly Viennese Waltzes. I'll have to look if they still exist.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 03 - 10:00 PM

Oh how we danced on the night we were wed sounds like the Anniversary Waltz to me.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 29 Sep 03 - 01:15 AM

My favourite Australian songwriter, John Shortis, wrote a song for me - "Sucker For a Waltz".
I recorded on my FRINGE BENEFITS CD, along with "Margaret's Waltz" (now a SONG, courtesy of approved added lyrics by the aforementioned John)


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Sep 03 - 02:14 AM

Marion/ September 25, 2000: In my experience Margaret's Waltz is most often played in A.

One of my current favorite ones is Rodney Miller's Blue Mont Waltz. And Bob McQuillen's Augusta Waltz. Don't know why I didn't run across that one before last year. He evidently wrote it in '87 or so.

But really, with those long, slow notes almost any waltz is sure to please.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 29 Sep 03 - 05:03 AM

Coalbrook Band, based in Newcastle (Australia), have a superb arrangement of "Plaisir D'Amour" as a waltz.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: GUEST,val
Date: 29 Sep 03 - 08:32 AM

I like 'The Village Club Walz' on Tim Laycock's 'Fine Colours' CD. Wrtten in Dorset in the 1920's to commemorate the opening of a new village hall. Sounds wonderfully evocative on the concertina.


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Subject: RE: What about your favourite waltz then?
From: The Barden of England
Date: 29 Sep 03 - 09:15 AM

'Michael Turner's Waltz' for me.


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