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Music for Riggs of the TIme

karen jonason 15 Mar 99 - 08:36 AM
John in Brisbane 15 Mar 99 - 08:49 PM
karen jonason 16 Mar 99 - 03:36 AM
John in Brisbane 17 Mar 99 - 02:57 AM
karen jonason 17 Mar 99 - 07:59 AM
John in Brisbane 17 Mar 99 - 06:40 PM
karen jonason 18 Mar 99 - 03:56 AM
John in Brisbane 18 Mar 99 - 06:50 AM
karen jonason 18 Mar 99 - 09:03 AM
John in Brisbane 18 Mar 99 - 06:08 PM
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Subject: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: karen jonason
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 08:36 AM

I have the lyrics but not music for Riggs of the Time. I don't have MIDI so can't play it from the database. Could someone out there post it to me? Send to Karen Jonason, 42 Pulross Road, London SW9 8AF, England


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 08:49 PM

Karen,

I'll try to satisfy your request in two parts.

(1) To play Midi files from the database doesn't require a whole heap of fancy gear. As long as your PC has one of those tiny little speakers built in, you can listen to Midi files from the Digital Tradition. (I should point out that more complex Midis from other sources require a sound card to be installed - but not for the Digital Tradition). Having said that there are a couple of little tweaks that may have to be done to setup your computer. What do you see and hear when you try to play a Midi file? Is it your computer to fiddle with?

(2) I can and will put the sheet music of Rigs Of Time on my Web page, but I would rather encourage you to try (1) first.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: karen jonason
Date: 16 Mar 99 - 03:36 AM

DearJohn The computer I access the internet on is at work and has no speakers. So I would be very grateful if you could send me the music. Thanks, Karen


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 17 Mar 99 - 02:57 AM

Karen, your work PC will have a little speaker that goes 'Beep' and you can set up your PC to play Midis from the DT, but I'll leave my evangelism until another time.

Only because I'm a sucker for experimentation I have put the sheet music for 'Rigs Of Time' on its own newly created Web page.

http://pages.hotbot.com/arts/johninbrisbane/images/RIGSTIME.GIF (it won't be there very long)

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: karen jonason
Date: 17 Mar 99 - 07:59 AM

Dear John Thanks very much for the misic on your website. You must think I'm a computer illiterate. I did try to do what you first suggested but it didn't work. I have never heard a beep when I set up, honest! I do a lot of political singing in folk clubs and with a Socialist choir and will try to write a 4-part arrangement to Rigs of time. Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 17 Mar 99 - 06:40 PM

Hi Karen, I know the whole Midi thing must appear a bit daunting, but even regulars are sometimes surprised that they've been missing out on something that was only a few key strokes away.

Hope the arranging and singing goes well. You've hit some of my hot buttons.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: karen jonason
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 03:56 AM

Dear John Moving away from Rigs of Time, I'd be interested to know about the strength of the folk scene and political music in Australia. Do you know any songs about aboriginal rights? My choir is always looking for something new as we get tired of the British and American Labour movement material. My e-mail address is karen.jonason@HWLC.ac.uk. Best Wishes Karen


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 06:50 AM

Karen, I find the current folk scene very exciting and extremely varied in Australia. Aboriginal rights are justifiably fair game for song writers at the moment, but at the risk of offending others I find some of the material you seek as self indulgent and/or clicheed - but I guess I've been viewing through the eyes of a performer (or more recently for a brief period as a festival judge). Most of the political things I've done tend to be satirical in style, but this often dates very quickly. I'll keep my eyes and ears open and let you know - there is some absolutely great stuff around, particularly in modern idioms. Have you come across any of Midnight Oils mayerial?

Lots of Aussies could contribute to this thread - perhaps you could start a new thread with a more eye catching title?

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: karen jonason
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 09:03 AM

Dear John Thanks for your previous reply. I have set up a new thread but would be interested in Midnight Oils. I have never heard of them. Are they an Australian folk group? Do they have a website? Is there an Australian equivalent of Sing Out Publications? Best Wishes Karen


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 18 Mar 99 - 06:08 PM

The Oils are a damn fine Australian rock group with a social conscience. Their fearless and hairless leader is a guy called Peter Garrett who is now quite an Australian icon, having gained a degree of credibility as an environmental politician - most of the population between 20 and 50 would know his name. The group is Midnight Oil, but alas I have none of their recordings.


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Subject: RE: Music for Riggs of the TIme
From: Brian Llewellyn-ap-Dafydd
Date: 04 Apr 99 - 04:27 PM

I am interested in your search. Are you looking for the sheet music, which I do not have, or the tune? If the latter then you can hear it on "The Sweet Primroses" by Shirley Collins issued on Topic Records 1967 #12T170. If you do happen to put it into Four part harmony, I'd be very interested in a copy. I sing in Montreal with the Montreal Welsh Male Choir, and am always looking for suitable stuff. The tune has been a favoutite of mine for a long time. Brian or


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