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Tune Req: The Maiden's Prayer

GUEST,Gladys 12 Nov 05 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,Gladys 12 Nov 05 - 07:35 PM
masato sakurai 12 Nov 05 - 08:32 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Nov 05 - 09:10 PM
Ebbie 12 Nov 05 - 09:57 PM
GUEST,Gene 12 Nov 05 - 11:46 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 12 Nov 05 - 11:58 PM
Ebbie 13 Nov 05 - 01:28 AM
GUEST,Gladys 15 Nov 05 - 10:09 PM
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GUEST,Tim Moore 15 Mar 15 - 08:11 PM
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Subject: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: GUEST,Gladys
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 04:46 PM

Hi...
Would anyone know where I can find the sheet music (violin) for

The Maiden's Prayer (I believe it would be classed as a Waltz)


I had it in 'Fiddler's Fakebook' Page 182 - but that page has gone

missing.


Thank you so much,

Gladys


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: GUEST,Gladys
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 07:35 PM

Whoops... I forgot to put my email address on that request for

sheet music for 'The Maiden's Prayer'

it's

wellsandwilson@yahoo.ca


:)


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 08:32 PM

Gladys, here you are. It's not a waltz.

X:1
T:Maiden's Prayer
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:A
B:The Fiddler's Fake Book, p. 182.
"A"A,4-A,CEA|[c8A8]|(3BcB Ac B2 AG|"D"EF3-F4|"E"{Bc}d4 {Bc}d3 e-|
d4 dcB2|ece2 (3fgf e2|"A"Bc2 dcBA2|A,4-A,CEA|B c2 dcBA2|
B3 c (3BcB A=G|"D"EF3-F2 (3agf |"A"ec e2 "D"fa-(3agf|
"A"ec e2 "D"a2-(3agf|"A"ec e2 "E"c'3e|"A"a8|]


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 09:10 PM

A nice little write-up of this old fiddle favorite here: www.bluegrassmessengers.com/master/maidensprayer.html
Maidens Prayer

Lyrics also given there.


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 09:57 PM

Got a little story about Maiden's Prayer...

A few years back as I was leaving a music night, the host pressed a scrap of paper into my hand. 'See if you can make a song out of this,'he kind of mumbled.

Well, when I got home I looked at it- they were just short phrases that appeared to be an apology or a confession of some wrongdoing on his part (he is a married man) but I went to work. I kept some of the phrases, made it into a coherent whole, came up with a pretty tune, recorded it and gave the whole thing back to him. I noticed he seemed kind of surprised but I laid it to his guilty conscience.

A year or so later I was surfing the net and came across a reference to the lyrics of Maiden's Prayer, a pretty piece I knew only as a fiddle tune. 'Huh', I thought, 'I didn't know it had words.' I clicked on the link and there were my words. I was flabbergasted.

The link you gave above goes:

"Twilight falls, evening shadows find,
There 'neath the stars,   a maiden so fair divine.
The moon on high,   seemed to see her there,
In her eyes was a light, shining ever so bright,
As she whisper'd a silent prayer.

"Ev'ry word revealed   an empty broken heart;
Broken by fate that holds them so far apart.
Lonely there she kneels, And tells the stars above.
In her arms he belongs, then her prayer is a song,
Her unending song of love. "

Mine goes

"Twilight Waltz

"Twilight falls, evening shadows find
There 'neath the stars a fair maiden divine
The moon up on high seems to see her there
In her eyes there's a light shining ever so bright
As she whispers this prayer:

    "Oh, come back to me! Moon, send him to me
    You bright glittering stars were there when we met
    Sweet love of my years, your children I'll bear
    Oh, come back to me. Please listen to me
    Forgive and forget

"Every word reveals her sad, aching heart
He's broken her faith and now they're apart
Alone there she kneels, tells the stars above
In his arms she belongs. In her prayer there's a song
Of undying love"

Humph.


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 11:46 PM

i had a fiddle tune book with over 500 tunes in it..

i gave it to the winner of the Hot Springs, New Mexico
Old Time Fiddlers contest a few years ago...a young girl...

a young boy could have won, but he threw in too many
Mark O'Conner licks...that's a NO NO...at an OTFC


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 11:58 PM

This is digression, and no relation to Ebbie's lyrics, but the name "Maiden's Prayer" has been used since 1850 (see American Memory for sheet music to these pieces). It was a very popular piano piece by Badazewewska (words added later by Adams, and variations by Paul), and guitar piece by W. L. Hayden.
Guest Gladys asked for a 'waltz' called the "Maiden's Prayer;" I would guess that there is a waltz setting somewhere.

Johnny Gimble, the Texas fiddler, recorded a fiddle tune called "Twilight Waltz," sound clip here: Music Outfitter


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 01:28 AM

There just ain't nuthin' new under the sun!

Nice tune, but at least it's very different from mine.

The funny thing is that I really did not like the word scraps my friend gave me. "Fair maiden divine"? "shining ever so bright"?


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: GUEST,Gladys
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 10:09 PM

Masato Sakurai

Thanks so much for the post with Page 182 FIDDLERS FAKEBOOK
notation for MAIDENS PRAYER

BUT... how do I decipher that notation?   Is that what is known
as ABC format?

Sorry to be so dumb!!!

I keep looking at it but can't come up with how to read it as
sheet music!   Any help is very much appreciated

:)


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Subject: RE: SHEET MUSIC -- for 'The Maiden's Prayer'
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 10:17 PM

Concertina.net ABC Convert-A-Matic. Copy and paste abc into the window you will find there, remembering first to remove any blank spaces that appear at the beginning of lines (these are caused by copying from the html display here, and if left in can sometimes result in odd behaviour in the conversion to staff notation).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Maiden's Prayer
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 10:16 AM

X:1
T:Maiden's Prayer
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:A
B:The Fiddler's Fake Book, p. 182.
"A"A,4-A,CEA|[c8A8]|(3BcB Ac B2 AG|"D"EF3-F4|"E"{Bc}d4 {Bc}d3 e-|
d4 dcB2|ece2 (3fgf e2|"A"Bc2 dcBA2|A,4-A,CEA|B c2 dcBA2|
B3 c (3BcB A=G|"D"EF3-F2 (3agf |"A"ec e2 "D"fa-(3agf|
"A"ec e2 "D"a2-(3agf|"A"ec e2 "E"c'3e|"A"a8|]


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Maiden's Prayer
From: GUEST,Tim Moore
Date: 15 Mar 15 - 08:11 PM

I am reminded of what my mother to,d my father: "Waltz a little faster, Dear; this is a fox trot."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Maiden's Prayer
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 16 Mar 15 - 06:53 AM

Read the Wiki article about the origins and American afterlife of the piece.


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