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Shagdac

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Does anyone play these???
on: July 12, 2004, 06:15:17 AM
I was going thru some older boxes, and came across some more old music of my Mothers. As I began to sight read these at the piano, I could remember her sitting and playing these pieces when I was a little girl. I've never heard anyone mention (I don't think) these pieces, nor do I hear the Composers discussed frequently. Hence, I was wondering if any of you were familiar with these pieces, had played them and your opinions?

LANGE - "Flower Song" Op. 39
SAINT-SAENS - "The Swan, Le Cygne",
Melody from the "Carnaval des Animaux"
SINDING - "Rustle of Spring" Op. 32, No. 3

After going thru them, I remember them vividly now. I used to think she played so beautifully, and would listen to her for hours....(sorry for the trip down memory-lane)
;) Anyway, anyone play these?

Thanks much,
S

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Re: Does anyone play these???
Reply #1 on: July 12, 2004, 06:31:40 AM
I played "Le Cygne" and "Rustle of Spring" but I forgot what they sound like!!  That was ages ago!  You and I are old, girl!!  LOL  Seriously, let me dig those out and then we can talk about them.  Anybody ever play "Spinning Song" by Emerlich (spelling is wrong?)
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Reply #2 on: July 12, 2004, 06:35:30 AM
Spinning Song? I don't know the one by Emerlich. I am familiar with Spinning Song, Op.67,No. 4 by Mendelssohn. Hmm...wonder how many different "Spinning Songs" there are???

Guess we must be old! It's funny, when I posted that thread, I wondered seriously if anyone else would know them......but I was POSITIVE that I would hear back from you AND Bernhard!!! Hahaha ;D ;D ;D

Thanks,
S :)

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Reply #3 on: July 12, 2004, 06:54:16 AM
I think that there are many "Spinning Songs".  I guess the women got bored back then when they sat at the spinning wheel all day, so I guess they felt the need to write a "song" about it! LOL

I'm going to dig around in the basement tomorrow and look for some old music.  After my first teacher retired, she gave me alot of her old music!  Again, I forget how the last name is spelled--it's something like Emmerlich .  My favorites (I can still remember how they start out!) were "Calvary Trot" and "Country Dance", but I can't remember who wrote them.  Remember "A Dozen a Day" exercises?

<singing, "Memmmmorrryyyyyy.....">
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Reply #4 on: July 12, 2004, 07:10:38 AM
Oh my goodness....YES, I do remember "Dozen a Day"......I had the Red cover with the stick people on it!!!!!! LOL!!! I can't believe you remember that!

I had David Carr and Glover books. What did you use?
I had a book of Clementi Sonata's and Hanon technique, scales and excerces as well. Come to think of it, I had about 5-7 books with assignments a week!

I can't remember the name of all my beginning pieces..I think one of my first solo's was "Captain Cotton"!!!
There was also this one, I don't know the name, but I bet if you played it  you would know it immediately. I think every little kid studying piano knew it...
it started on the A below middle C and went...

A, Bb, C, D, C, A&F(togeth), then C&G (togeth), then E&G
(togeth)....I'm pretty sure that was it...the LH was going F then C, F then C..repeatedly starting at 2 F's below middle C.....try it. I'm sure you've played it!!! ;D ;D ;D

S ;)

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Reply #5 on: July 12, 2004, 07:29:45 AM
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Oh my goodness....YES, I do remember "Dozen a Day"......I had the Red cover with the stick people on it!!!!!! LOL!!! I can't believe you remember that!



LOL@"the stick people"!  I totally forgot about that part, I just remember the name.  Did you ever do a book (there are several levels--level 5 is a red book, I know that!) called "Technique Is Fun"? by assorted composers?
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Reply #6 on: July 12, 2004, 07:45:47 AM
No, I can't say that I rememer that one. But I remember I got my first Metranome for a piece by GAUTIER, it's called "Le Secret". I had trouble keeping time, and I remember my piano teacher telling my Mother I needed a Metranome, and we got one. I remember I HATED that thing at first. It would mess me up. I considered "accidently" breaking it, hahaha! Of course I never did! ;D

I also had a record album..(one of the old 33's)..it was called "Sparky and the Magic Piano"...and the kids piano starts talking by itself and can play itself..(anything the kid wants)...everyone thinks it's the kid and he becomes a famous pianist, gets too big of a head and when he's performing at Carnegie Hall the piano refuses to play itself because the kid as gotten to cocky for his own good. The kid is scream Play Piano, Play...then he wakes up and realizes that PRACTICE is the only thing that will make him good...and it ends with him doing his scales....it was my favorite. I played that record so much as a kid listening to that story I wore out several. As an adult I saw the cartoon video of the same story a few years ago...bought it of course, but it's not as good. Chloris Leachman does some of the voices!

Also, when I was younger, "Brian's Song" and "MusicBox Dancer" were popular sheet music pieces everyone had? Remember those?

S :)

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Reply #7 on: July 12, 2004, 09:49:07 AM
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. I think every little kid studying piano knew it...
it started on the A below middle C and went...

A, Bb, C, D, C, A&F(togeth), then C&G (togeth), then E&G
(togeth)....I'm pretty sure that was it...the LH was going F then C, F then C..repeatedly starting at 2 F's below middle C.....try it. I'm sure you've played it


YES!!!!  But I think that is "Calvary Trot" (could be wrong?) but i think at the end of that first phrase, instead of E&G(together) it is F&A(together).  Is it not?   I might be wrong.  But I will try it out tomorrow on the piano and see how it sounds.  It's late!

Others are welcome to join in the discussion too, you know!;)
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Reply #8 on: July 12, 2004, 12:47:34 PM
That's neat that you know it too! :D I think you are right about the last set of notes being F and A, not E & G. I'm at work, and of course do not have the music, nor a piano. I can play it by memory, just have trouble thinking of it right now........then the first part repeats..
A Bb C D C A&F, but then I THINK it goes Bb,D and E togeth, then A,C and F togeth....and so on, and so on.
Cute, I remember it well. I think everyone played that!

It would be interesting to see how many of the younger people in the forum had also played this!

S :)

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Reply #9 on: July 12, 2004, 03:10:15 PM
Hey! I missed this thread…

Yes, I played some of these.

Saint-Saens’ The Swan – I was asked by the headteacher of the local school if I would accompany someone at the piano for the end of the term students and parents recital, so I said yes. On the day, this parent come around, and introduced himself saying, “I will be playing the swan with you”. I said “ Excellent”, but I was wondering where was the cello. He then proceeded to produce a French Horn! And so we played the swan for piano and French horn! That must have been a first. (it sounded really nice though).

Ellmenreich’s Spinning song – Yes, I play that too!. A favourite with the students. There is something very addictive about it.

I use a Dozen a Day to teach sight reading (not as exercises).

When I was a boy I used to play some awful stuff by a guy called Henry Van Gael. Anyone heard of him?

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Reply #10 on: July 12, 2004, 09:07:25 PM
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I played "Le Cygne" and "Rustle of Spring" but I forgot what they sound like!!  That was ages ago!  You and I are old, girl!!  LOL  Seriously, let me dig those out and then we can talk about them.  Anybody ever play "Spinning Song" by Emerlich (spelling is wrong?)

Don't you continue to play old pieces you learnt in the past so they stay in your repertoire? What's the point of learning something then discarding it?

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Reply #11 on: July 12, 2004, 09:32:05 PM
I have a book which they have a lot of in some Sam Ashes, its big and brown, dates to like 1918 I think. The Flower Song by Lange is a true favorite. Le Secret deserves more attention. The Spinning Song is really fun and easy. If you have that same boobk, try Crescendo by Lasson, I have a midi up on classical archives.

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Reply #12 on: July 12, 2004, 09:37:07 PM
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Don't you continue to play old pieces you learnt in the past so they stay in your repertoire? What's the point of learning something then discarding it?


ummmm....because I played these like 30 years ago?  I didn't actually "discard" them, I just relocated them to the basement because there is only so much room in my living room.  I need room for furniture! :)
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Reply #13 on: July 12, 2004, 10:07:13 PM
Gah! I thought you were in your mid-twenties!  :o

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Reply #14 on: July 12, 2004, 10:51:38 PM
Interesting you should mention the sinding - it used to be played all the time but you hardly seem to hear it anymore - anyway by a weird coincidence I heard a girl play it last week in a competition I was in!  It's a nice piece.

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Reply #15 on: July 12, 2004, 11:45:35 PM
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Gah! I thought you were in your mid-twenties!  :o



LOL!!  Everyone tells me I look young, that must be it! ;)
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Reply #16 on: July 13, 2004, 12:17:08 AM
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I was going thru some older boxes, and came across some more old music of my Mothers. As I began to sight read these at the piano, I could remember her sitting and playing these pieces when I was a little girl. I've never heard anyone mention (I don't think) these pieces, nor do I hear the Composers discussed frequently. Hence, I was wondering if any of you were familiar with these pieces, had played them and your opinions?

LANGE - "Flower Song" Op. 39
SAINT-SAENS - "The Swan, Le Cygne",
Melody from the "Carnaval des Animaux"
SINDING - "Rustle of Spring" Op. 32, No. 3

After going thru them, I remember them vividly now. I used to think she played so beautifully, and would listen to her for hours....(sorry for the trip down memory-lane)
;) Anyway, anyone play these?

Thanks much,
S

I love "Rustle of Spring"!  It is amazing!

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Re: Does anyone play these???
Reply #17 on: July 13, 2004, 03:42:17 AM
I have the sheet music to 'Rustle of Spring'. I'm going to try it now.

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Reply #18 on: July 13, 2004, 11:49:02 AM
This is really quite fun hearing how many others are familiar with these! Sorry Bernhard, I am not familiar with Henry Van Gael,(of course when I go to the music store next time you KNOW I'll ask about them just to see when they were around)!!!Hee-hee!....Guess it must have been before my time! ;)

A few others have come to mind though, what about these:

CHAMINDADE "Scarf Dance"
GREIG "Anitra's Dance"
GREIG "The Butterfly"(Papillon)
GREIG "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
from Peer Gynt Suite No.I
SCHARWENKA Polish Dance
LEYBACH "5th Nocturne"

That's really nice you've heard the piece DonJuan...yeah, it's a pretty cool song. I don't think I've ever heard the piano and french horn before Bernhard, I'm sure they enjoyed it, I have a hard time picturing that on a French Horn though! DarkWind..I don't think I have the score for Crescendo by Lasson. I'm anxious to hear it though and will check out the archive!

Thanks.
S :)

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Reply #19 on: July 13, 2004, 12:47:37 PM
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Sorry Bernhard, I am not familiar with Henry Van Gael,(of course when I go to the music store next time you KNOW I'll ask about them just to see when they were around)!!!Hee-hee!....Guess it must have been before my time! ;)


Please, don't, you will hate me forever, Van Gael is truly awful. :P

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A few others have come to mind though, what about these:

CHAMINDADE "Scarf Dance"
GREIG "Anitra's Dance"
GREIG "The Butterfly"(Papillon)
GREIG "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
from Peer Gynt Suite No.I
SCHARWENKA Polish Dance
LEYBACH "5th Nocturne"



These at least are nice (Grieg's butterfly is excellent!) :D

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Re: Does anyone play these???
Reply #20 on: July 14, 2004, 03:59:12 PM
Shagdac, its Grieg, not Greig :P. Also, the Polish Dance is awesome! :D

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Reply #21 on: July 14, 2004, 05:53:14 PM
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Shagdac, its Grieg, not Greig . Also, the Polish Dance is awesome!



Of course it is!!! But I was just testing to see how many of YOU would know!!!!


Susan ;)---(hmmm, hope they believe that!)
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Reply #22 on: July 14, 2004, 07:26:08 PM
And shagdac, were you testing "chamindade" too? It's Chaminade  ;D

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Reply #23 on: July 15, 2004, 05:36:16 PM
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And shagdac, were you testing "chamindade" too? It's Chaminade  



LOL....Okay, okay...you guys got me!!! ;D

(I'm usually in a hurry and don't proofread my posts)!!
...guess I'd better start!

S :)
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