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« on: March 20, 2006, 02:11:36 AM »

Has anybody heard it? I just found a MIDI of and it and it left me stunned. Amazing !!!
It's a Circus Galop for two player pianos composed by Marc-André Hamelin (a.k.a. DA DOC). I'll post the midi.
The man is a freak...

Ps. I wonder how the hell did he compose it Huh

* circusgalop.mid (136.55 KB - downloaded 12431 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 03:28:59 AM »

That's awesome. Only Chuck Norris could play it, though.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006, 03:39:41 AM »

That's intense stuff. Sounds like Scott Joplin after 6 pots of coffee and a large dose of uppers.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006, 03:53:52 AM »

that is the craziest piece of music i have ever seen or heard. it gets up to 12 staves at one point in the piece. i wonder if it would be possible if 6 pianists were to play it? that would be a feat play and a great experience to see.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2006, 04:09:48 AM »

If you want to see the notes played in a keyboard, download VanBasco karaoke player (www.vanbasco.com) You'll see. The composition is for two PLAYER pianos, I couldn't believe that a human or more could play such a thing, so I did a little research and I found out it was composed for two player pianos. Anyways, it's crazy stuff !! Amazing don't you think?
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2006, 04:53:44 AM »

how I'd love to see that performed live...

some of those glissandos sounded like lasers from some kind of arcade game...good fun.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006, 07:45:06 AM »

Has anybody heard it? I just found a MIDI of and it and it left me stunned. Amazing !!!
It's a Circus Galop for two player pianos composed by Marc-André Hamelin (a.k.a. DA DOC). I'll post the midi.
The man is a freak...

Ps. I wonder how the hell did he compose it Huh

this is for player piano, not human playing.

If you have seen Hamelin's Stockholm TV recital you will see it in the end, it's a piano-roll piano looking thing. It's actually a very awesome piece. (The only thing u need to do is pedal like riding a bicycle)


Great recital though, the Stockholm, a lot of awesome performance/
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006, 03:12:56 PM »

HAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHAH FUNKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK


possibly DA GREATEZT PIECE EVACOMPOZED!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2006, 01:04:49 AM »

this is for player piano, not human playing.

If you have seen Hamelin's Stockholm TV recital you will see it in the end, it's a piano-roll piano looking thing. It's actually a very awesome piece. (The only thing u need to do is pedal like riding a bicycle)

That's exactly what I've been trying to say to everyone. Thanks for explaining it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2006, 01:34:24 AM »

Even so, I do expect Volodos to pick this up as a fun little encore. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2006, 02:56:51 AM »

that is an insane piece. that would be insane to see performed.
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2006, 07:36:54 AM »

that is an insane piece. that would be insane to see performed.

Somebody have some recording of it?
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2006, 11:37:36 PM »

The midi is hilarious because the fast glissandos sound like laser beams.

I dont know, if I walked into a bar and this thing was playing on player pianos, I would be tempted to get an axe out..  Dont you find it annoying??
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2006, 07:33:40 PM »

Even so, I do expect Volodos to pick this up as a fun little encore. Smiley

hah, he would too.
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2009, 03:10:18 PM »

I decided to revive this topic from ancient history by posting an mp3 rendition of the piece in question. I have not heard any good versions of this piece since those recordings of a player piano in tube or other sites are done with crappy microphones and the midi versions just sound bad. If you are interested, download and see what this piece sounds like using a modelled piano engine Pianoteq 2.3 on Sonar 8.

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* Circus Galop.mp3 (5948.57 KB - downloaded 1866 times.)
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2009, 04:02:26 PM »

I decided to revive this topic from ancient history by posting an mp3 rendition of the piece in question. I have not heard any good versions of this piece since those recordings of a player piano in tube or other sites are done with crappy microphones and the midi versions just sound bad. If you are interested, download and see what this piece sounds like using a modelled piano engine Pianoteq 2.3 on Sonar 8.
And now that you have so revived the topic, I should mention that copies of the original ms. of the score are available direct from us.

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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2009, 04:21:35 PM »

I think this is a video of it being played on a piano. Im not sure though, since Im at work and not able to listen to it.
http://se.youtube.com/watch?v=0fiNMtpX-Ak&feature=related
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2009, 04:40:37 PM »

Audio quality in that video (as in all I've seen) is so poor that the piece appears to be merely noise.
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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2009, 05:46:13 PM »

Audio quality in that video (as in all I've seen) is so poor that the piece appears to be merely noise.
All the more good reason to consult a score, perhaps...

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Alistair
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2009, 08:23:33 PM »

All the more good reason to consult a score, perhaps...

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Alistair
そうですか ?
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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2009, 08:53:34 PM »

someone here should try and learn it
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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2009, 09:45:02 PM »

そうですか ?
Perhaps you might like to be kind enough to translate your response here - whatever it may be - into a language more familar to the majority of members of this forum...

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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2009, 12:21:03 PM »

Perhaps you might like to be kind enough to translate your response here - whatever it may be - into a language more familar to the majority of members of this forum...

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Alistair

Would you be so kind as to elaborate on which language might that be?
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2009, 01:28:26 PM »

Would you be so kind as to elaborate on which language might that be?
I hardly need to "elaborate" as such, since the answer you seek is so simple; the language that I had in mind is English which is, I believe, relatively familiar to the majority of members of this forum.

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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2009, 08:06:55 PM »

I hardly need to "elaborate" as such, since the answer you seek is so simple; the language that I had in mind is English which is, I believe, relatively familiar to the majority of members of this forum.

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If you consider the matter really essential, I would advice you to satisfy your translating needs by consulting the fine language tools provided by Google.
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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2009, 09:09:44 PM »

If you consider the matter really essential, I would advice you to satisfy your translating needs by consulting the fine language tools provided by Google.

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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2009, 12:51:01 PM »

そうですか ?
soodesuka = Is that so?
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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2009, 03:29:13 PM »

The Youtube user "Steinwayz" had posted a wonderful video of it being played on a player piano, the best I was able to find on Youtube. Unfortunately, this user's account seems to have been deleted.
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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2009, 06:13:09 PM »

If you consider the matter really essential, I would advice you to satisfy your translating needs by consulting the fine language tools provided by Google.
I neither stated nor even directly implied that I consider this matter to be "essential", as you put it; my own "translating needs", if any, are again not entirely the point at issue here in what was, after all, no more (nor less) than a commendation that you consider offering an English translation of your remark for the benefit of all those on this forum (whom I believe to be in the majority) for whom English is their principal language. You attention to this in terms of the forum rules (not set down by me but by nilsjohan) has furthermore been drawn above by "iroveashe".

Quite what any of this has to do with Hamelin's Circus Galop remains less than clear to me.

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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2010, 12:36:59 AM »

I have a file with this song in mp3, and I got it from Pianoteq 2.2. I don't know if you guys will like it, but I think that the "super-glissando", that's usually the problem of some files, in my file is in better quality, cause the sound of each note can be better heard.

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* Circus Galop.mp3 (4162.33 KB - downloaded 622 times.)
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« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2010, 12:45:48 AM »

Has anybody heard it? I just found a MIDI of and it and it left me stunned. Amazing !!!
It's a Circus Galop for two player pianos composed by Marc-André Hamelin (a.k.a. DA DOC). I'll post the midi.
The man is a freak...

Ps. I wonder how the hell did he compose it Huh

Hey, can I have you on Messenger?
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« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2010, 10:55:57 PM »

       Sounds like cartoon music. It has no aesthetic value at all
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