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Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank

Dunc 04 Jan 01 - 07:00 AM
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Subject: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Dunc
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 07:00 AM

Can anyone help me with the composer and correct title to the theme music (a guitar piece) of the BBC children's programme, Tales of the Riverbank - staring Hammy Hamster and Ratty. I can recall it being broadcast in the mid 1960's.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: alison
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 10:52 AM

I remember the tune...... got a video somewhere.. tales of the riverbank, the woodentops, and mary mungo and midge........

you can find videos here

found the tune here....

this is a great site for old TV themes etc....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Dunc
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 12:06 PM

Thanks Alison, I have a friend called Sandy Stanage who is one of the very best guitarists in Scotland. We were at a party last night and he was asked to play this piece - but nobody cound rmember the tune. I've sent the wav file to him - so he may recognise it from that. But it would still be nice to track down the composer and the title. Thanks for your help.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Dunc
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 12:07 PM

Thanks Alison, I have a friend called Sandy Stanage who is one of the very best guitarists in Scotland. We were at a party last night and he was asked to play this piece - but nobody cound rmember the tune. I've sent the wav file to him - so he may recognise it from that. But it would still be nice to track down the composer and the title. Thanks for your help.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Bernard
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 01:39 PM

It was written by Mauro Giuliani (1780-1840), and is a beginners' exercise called 'Andante in C'.

It can be found in a few albums of beginners' music.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Dunc
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 02:03 PM

Thanks Bernard - Where did you find that info?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Bernard
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 04:33 PM

I'm a Classical Guitar teacher (amongst other things), and have used it for teaching purposes on many occasions. The info (and the music!) are in my head, though, as I lent my last copy of my book to someone...

Mauro Giuliani's exercises are more tuneful than Ferdinando Carulli or Frederick Sor! Ooops! Boredom alert!

If you want the music (no copyright!), I can send you a MIDI file - assuming you've software to display it as dots. Otherwise I could probably sort out a GIF or Jpeg for you.

PM me with your email address if you're interested.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: GUEST,Christopher Robin
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 05:26 PM

It goes:Diddy dum dum dum dum dum dum dum dum Dum dum dum dum diddy diddy dum Adiddy dumdum diddley dum Adiddy dumdum diddley dum Adiddy dumdumdumdumdumdumdumdum Dum


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Bernard
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 05:50 PM

No it doesn't! It goes:

Plinky plonk(dum) plonk(dum) plonk(dum) plonk(dum) plonk(dum) plonk(dum) plonk(dum) plonk(dum)... etc.

Or, perhaps not...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: alison
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 07:06 PM

either way it hsa a hamster in a speedboat and a guinea pig in a jeep to accompany it.... *grin*

Bernard.. send me a MIDI please....

slainte

alison epulse@tpg.com.au


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 07:10 PM

Bernard, I too would like a MIDI. Would it be possible to put one on your web space so that those of us who would like one could download it.

Alison, great site. I don't remember visiting that one but maybe I have. I loose track!

Jon


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 07:28 PM

I can't get Alison's site to work. Is it just me?

I'd like a midi too, Bernard


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: alison
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 07:34 PM

it's working for me.. I'm downloading an mp3 of "follyfoot" now.... great site

try this one same place different window....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 07:48 PM

every file I try either puts me through to another (similar) page, tells me it can't find it, or simply doesn't work


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: alison
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 08:02 PM

yep that's right.. then you get to page with the titles down the left hand side..... click on the one you want.. and you'll get a very similar page.. only the tune you were looking for will be towrads the top on the right....

ggod luck

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: GUEST,Christopher Robin
Date: 04 Jan 01 - 08:19 PM

o.k. Bernard, So you've got the posh orchestral version. Yeah, plonk. I confess I rather like the plonk. And Plinky, yes I confess, an altogether more sophisticated arrangement.


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Subject: MIDI files available!
From: Bernard
Date: 05 Jan 01 - 04:50 PM

First, an anomaly...

I've looked up Mauro Giuliani on the Web, no refernces to Tales of the Riverbank, tho'! However, his dates are listed as 1781-1829... I have a book with other pieces by him, and it gives 1780-1840!! Strange!!

Anyway, as best as I can remember (possibly the odd 'wrong' note - sorree!), here is Andante in C as a MIDI file, plus Lento in Em, another of his exercises that you may also enjoy (these tunes are not accessible from my web pages, only via these links!).

Blicky for my website

Please note! The guitar is a 'transposing' instrument. The music is written an octave higher than it sounds, so if you have Noteworthy, Cakewalk, or any other program that turns MIDI into dots, remember you'll need to transpose it UP an octave (+12)!

Just remembered who has my book! The same person who has my old Yamaha classical guitar... hmmmmm.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 11:05 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=B-CtMWsMGGo


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tales of the Riverbank
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 09:02 AM

Most above links are expired, here's some valid ones:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_Riverbank

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauro_Giuliani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmU9am8MR2A


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