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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5760 on: January 18, 2016, 05:16:11 PM »
That's actually the one I thought it might be, believe it or not, based on my memory of the string quartet part it has (???)

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« Reply #5761 on: January 18, 2016, 05:17:32 PM »
No one else looks like Takemitsu on the page. It was easy to identify him, at least, even if not the piece, once I looked properly (I hadn't enlarged it until now).

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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5762 on: January 18, 2016, 07:47:39 PM »
No one has guessed this one yet? Luke?


What I love about Nate's score images is that they make me wish my head was attached sideways to my body.
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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5763 on: January 19, 2016, 02:32:11 AM »
What I love about Nate's score images is that they make me wish my head was attached sideways to my body.
:laugh: :laugh:

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Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to rotate them and I gave up a long time ago. I've tried adding the "rotate 90" in the picture command before and it doesn't make a difference. You have to right-click the picture and "view image". It shows up properly for me when I do that.
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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5764 on: January 19, 2016, 03:01:01 AM »
Yes, for me too.

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« Reply #5765 on: January 19, 2016, 01:19:41 PM »
:laugh: :laugh:

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Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to rotate them and I gave up a long time ago. I've tried adding the "rotate 90" in the picture command before and it doesn't make a difference. You have to right-click the picture and "view image". It shows up properly for me when I do that.

Actually when I use an iPad instead of a computer the images are the right way up!

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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5766 on: January 19, 2016, 11:09:14 PM »
Early spring clean, mine were just too abstruse:  the May-June waltz was the Waltz of the Gemini from Lambert's Horoscope, the Overture to Moniuszko's Halka was the other one. 
I am startled by the wide recognition of pieces I've never heard of so coming up with some that I know about is fun, like these (the solo piano is of course an arrangement)
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« Reply #5767 on: February 24, 2016, 12:36:46 PM »
Oooh, I don't remember even seeing those ones, though I suppose I must have done. Fun!

As is my wont when I discover something fun - it goes straight up on this old but wonderful backwater of a thread. So here is a page by my new favourite composer (well, for this evening he is, anyway).  ;)  Enjoy...

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« Reply #5768 on: March 28, 2016, 06:20:49 AM »
I don't know the answer...I'm posting this here so that a literate person can tell me the answer!



EDIT: Bigger, clearer photo of the label for those who might want it.
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« Reply #5769 on: March 28, 2016, 06:32:27 AM »
I don't know the answer...I'm posting this here so that a literate person can tell me the answer!



You might try asking the wine producer. It has a medieval flavor, and whoever put this together has some understanding of notation, but there are some odd resolutions and clashes between the two parts that suggest this is not an actual piece.

I am more confident I can identify an avocado, a few slices of cucumber or zucchini, and what looks like some bleu cheese.
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« Reply #5770 on: March 28, 2016, 08:47:40 AM »
Found the solution!

"A note on the label. The music was composed by Francois Cristin, a musician friend of Didier's. It is written for trumpet (b flat major) and french horn (f major). The first line is the theme, which is taken from a famous song by Georges Brassens, and the next four lines are Cristin's personal interpretation of that theme."

Bigger copy of the label, for those interested: http://www.polanerselections.com/sites/default/files/FDD122_1.jpg

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« Reply #5771 on: March 28, 2016, 08:58:12 AM »
Found the solution!

"A note on the label. The music was composed by Francois Cristin, a musician friend of Didier's. It is written for trumpet (b flat major) and french horn (f major). The first line is the theme, which is taken from a famous song by Georges Brassens, and the next four lines are Cristin's personal interpretation of that theme."

Bigger copy of the label, for those interested: http://www.polanerselections.com/sites/default/files/FDD122_1.jpg

Oh I see! Now it makes perfect sense. You see how the key signature for the trumpet is F, later Bb (trumpet in C or UT), while the horn has a signature of C, later F (horn in F or FA). This was not legible from the original pic. The horn in F is a transposing instrument, meaning that whatever is written actually sounds a perfect fifth lower. Mystery solved.
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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5772 on: March 28, 2016, 12:41:05 PM »
No guesses on my last one (a few posts up)? Anyone that plays the piano should just give it a whirl, and from that point it will be easy to work out. A piece I am still playing frequently - it always raises a smile.

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« Reply #5773 on: March 28, 2016, 06:32:56 PM »
Oh I see! Now it makes perfect sense. You see how the key signature for the trumpet is F, later Bb (trumpet in C or UT), while the horn has a signature of C, later F (horn in F or FA). This was not legible from the original pic. The horn in F is a transposing instrument, meaning that whatever is written actually sounds a perfect fifth lower. Mystery solved.

I thought you might like to hear what your bottle sounds like:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8iabjop5udqfoc4/Blanc%20Fum%C3%A9.wav?dl=0
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« Reply #5774 on: March 29, 2016, 02:12:11 AM »
I don't know the answer...I'm posting this here so that a literate person can tell me the answer!
Brian, it says "Blanc Fumé de Pouilly". Let me know if you need anything else.

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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5775 on: March 29, 2016, 03:07:40 AM »
No guesses on my last one (a few posts up)? Anyone that plays the piano should just give it a whirl, and from that point it will be easy to work out. A piece I am still playing frequently - it always raises a smile.

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Re: Quiz: Mystery scores
« Reply #5776 on: March 29, 2016, 03:59:22 AM »
Actually, just singing the top line through to yourself ought to do it. This is the last page of four, if that helps with orientation.

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« Reply #5777 on: March 29, 2016, 05:03:28 AM »
Actually, just singing the top line through to yourself ought to do it. This is the last page of four, if that helps with orientation.

Can't pinpoint it, but it looks American, ragtime-ish. Scott Joplin?
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« Reply #5778 on: March 29, 2016, 05:22:56 AM »
It's more a foxtrot, and not American, though clearly deeply indebted to American influences. It shares an extremely close link with another, far more famous ragtime-ish evocation from the same country, a few years earlier. The composer of the latter is one of The Great Composers...

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« Reply #5779 on: March 29, 2016, 05:24:10 AM »
....oh, and you of all people can definitely pinpoint it, don't worry!  :)