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Lloyds TSB ad tune?

greg stephens 24 May 04 - 04:28 AM
Fibula Mattock 24 May 04 - 04:40 AM
Dave Bryant 24 May 04 - 04:43 AM
Dave Bryant 24 May 04 - 07:28 AM
greg stephens 24 May 04 - 08:52 AM
fat B****rd 24 May 04 - 02:59 PM
Kevin Sheils 24 May 04 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,blx 25 May 04 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,unknown 28 May 04 - 08:15 AM
greg stephens 28 May 04 - 08:29 AM
greg stephens 28 May 04 - 08:35 AM
Megan L 28 May 04 - 02:39 PM
Megan L 30 May 04 - 02:17 PM
Megan L 30 May 04 - 04:10 PM
Megan L 13 Jun 04 - 01:47 PM
GUEST,dan abnormal 14 Jun 04 - 04:25 AM
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Subject: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: greg stephens
Date: 24 May 04 - 04:28 AM

This is really irritating me. There's an ad on TV (UK), for Lloyds TSB bank. It's got a black horse and a tune played on the piano, rather well-played I reckon. And I cant place the tune, I think it's a Scottish traditional fiddle piece from some dim past memory. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 24 May 04 - 04:40 AM

It's from the soundtrack of the film The Piano - not sure of the exact name. Sticks in your head though, doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 24 May 04 - 04:43 AM

If it's the one that I think you're referring to, the tune is rather like tha "A" part of the jig "The Fox Hunt" but in a minor key.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 24 May 04 - 07:28 AM

That's not "The foxhunter's Jig" btw - it's a tune that I can always remember Pete Shutler of "The Yetties" playing on english concertina.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: greg stephens
Date: 24 May 04 - 08:52 AM

Thanks, Fibula. I havent seen that movie. It does stick in the head, the tune, and the trouble is it's been in my head for 40 years and I cant remember how it got there. I think its Scottish, and i suppose its possible I heard the Yetties play it a long time ago, but I doubt it. I think its a fiddle piece, not a song tune, but I'm not sure.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 24 May 04 - 02:59 PM

If it's the ad I think it's Michael Nyman's "The Heart Asks Pleasure First/The Promise" Which I believe is from "The Piano" Hope this is useful.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 24 May 04 - 04:00 PM

That's what's listed on this web site a useful place, worth bookmarking for those annoying moments Greg.....

That's a UK advert music site. There is a US based equivalent which I linked to in a thread last year but can't recall it now.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: GUEST,blx
Date: 25 May 04 - 10:04 AM

I'm glad somebody else has found this strong tune familiar,it's been nagging me for some time.To me it sounds like one of the tracks on my Jimmy Shand compilation CD.JS trotted out tunes by the handful,so it's difficult to tell which one you're hearing but I've narrowed it down to the Laird O'Thrums or Lady Anne Hope,believed trad.
I've looked these up on JC's excellent tunefinder,but they do not appear to match the Shand versions.
I heard M.Nyman interviewed on the radio and the Lloyds ad./Piano was mentioned,so he is credited for that.Now,there is a respectable history of composers incorporating traditional tunes e.g.Dvorak,but they acknowledge the source.If this one really is traditional,I wonder if M.Nyman has acknowledged it,or even realised? Or perhaps he's just changed the key to lay claim-the Shand was in G.
I understand about guests,but really,I'm just passing. Cheers-Blx


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: GUEST,unknown
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:15 AM

You know you could always just do a search on the net... in seconds I came up with the answer to your question GREG STEPHENS. The song is 'The Promise' by Michael Nymans.

No need to thank me.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:29 AM

Well, I will thank you, "unknown", whether you need it or not. But unfortunately, the information a that the song is called "The Promise" doesnt answer my question, and I have looked on the internet without success. I'll repeat the question. I think this tune is an old (folk?) tune, possibly a Scottish fiddle tune. But I cant put a name or a source to it. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 May 04 - 08:35 AM

Blx's suggestion that it might be a Jimmy Shand tune is interesting; possibly called Lady Anne Hope. The faint bell riging in my brain is something along the lines of Mr/Mrs/Miss Something's Strathspey, or some similar title. I really am getting a very strong deja entendu feeling(which may, of course, be completely erroneous).


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Megan L
Date: 28 May 04 - 02:39 PM

The blooming thing has haunted me since I first heard it, but a trawl through my usual midi sights has so far brought no joy.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Megan L
Date: 30 May 04 - 02:17 PM

Greg the tune is credited on Lord balgonies favourite as being used in the Piano film that would be its link to the advert. the midi is from a hammer dulcimer site


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Megan L
Date: 30 May 04 - 04:10 PM

Robert Tannahill used the tune for "Gloomy winters noo awa"


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Megan L
Date: 13 Jun 04 - 01:47 PM

Can anyone tell me the tune behind the Clydsdale bank ad, i just never quite catch it.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: GUEST,dan abnormal
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 04:25 AM

Yes Greg, its the tune of a scottish trad song (can't remember the words right now).

When The Piano came out, Michael Nyman said that he wanted it to sound like Holly Hunters character in the film was improvising the music as she went along. As shes supposed to be Scottish and a self-taught pianist he reasoned that her main influences/source material for the music would have been snippets of trad Scottish tunes all mixed up together.


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Megan L
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 01:40 PM

This is the lyrics as listed on the Tannahill Weavers site


Gloomy winter's noo awa', saft the westlin' breezes blaw
Amang the birks o' Stanley Shaw, the mavis sings fu' cheery o
Sweet the crawflower's early bell, decks Glennifer's dewy dell
Bloomin' like your bonnie sel', my ain my darlin' dearie o
Come my lassie let us stray o'er Glennifer's sunny brae
And blythely spend the gowden day 'midst joys that never weary o

Towerin' o'er the Newton woods, lavrocks fan the snaw white clouds
And siller saughs wi' downy buds, adorn the banks sae briery o
Round the sylvan fairy nooks, feathery brackens fringe the rocks
And 'neath the brae the burnie jouks, and ilka thing is cheery o
O trees my bud and birds may sing, flowers may bloom and verdure spring
But joy tae me they cannae bring, unless wi' you my dearie o


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Subject: RE: Lloyds TSB ad tune?
From: Noreen
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 03:45 PM

Hello GUEST,Rafeineflam (assuming you find your way back to this thread- goodness knows where you resurrected it from).
As you are showing as GUEST you have NOT just joined up. You need to click on 'membership has its benefits' at top of page.

Also, read Mudcat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide (to be found above the list of threads on the Forum Home page.)

Welcome!


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