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Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 15 Jan 2017 11:31

For the next couple of weeks I invite you to join me in playing any tune with a solo violinist as a lead player in the band.

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Azure-Te (Paris Blues) by (Don Wolf and Bill Davis)
I do not believe that I have ever heard this piece so it is very much my own interpretation. I love the chords and normally play it just using organ sounds. This morning I have added violin and a few other strings. I think that it works very well.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 15 Jan 2017 12:00

Hi Keith,

Think the voices worked well together, and its a nice piece of music but I havent heard it before myself


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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 15 Jan 2017 12:03

Hi ALL,

Well Violins are probbably my least favorite instruments, so for me I had to find a tune that would fit my interparatation of what Violin music should sound like
so here we go with a good old Beatles number called And I Lover Her

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby dragon » 15 Jan 2017 13:38

Keith. .. Not my sort of music. I found it weirdly haunting and ethereal. Couldn't listen to all of it as at 1.47 it locked the computer and I had to power off at the mains in order to re-start. Very strange. .. Fred
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 15 Jan 2017 19:15

Thanks to Brian and Dragon for their comments. I agree that it is a strange piece and outside my normal playing style even though I do enjoy the blues. When I first tried to play it I found it quite gripping though I am sure that it had nothing to do with your computer crashing.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby dragon » 15 Jan 2017 20:23

Computer working O.K. .. Fred
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 16 Jan 2017 09:51

Pleased to hear that Fred.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 16 Jan 2017 09:51

https://app.box.com/s/y2k1l49bdq1o2yf2a1uqyrrhi4khl6pu

A short song and a bit of a slow burner.

"You Are So Beautiful" is a song written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher. Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys contributed to the song's genesis, but his official credit was omitted. It was first recorded by Preston and made popular by Joe Cocker. Preston who grew up playing the organ in church, originally wrote the lyrics about God. More recently One Direction have recorded a version.
Preston's original version first appeared on his 1974 album The Kids & Me and as the B-side on the 45rpm pressing of his pop hit, "Struttin'". Cocker's producer, Jim Price, created a slowed-down arrangement for Cocker's version, which first appeared on the album, I Can Stand a Little Rain (released later in 1974). In 1975, the Joe Cocker version was released as a single and peaked number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number twelve on the Easy Listening chart.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 16 Jan 2017 10:54

Hi Keith,

Strange I have never heard that one before, even the Joe Cocker did a version as I like most of his stuff,
anyway you played and voicedd very well.
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 16 Jan 2017 11:10

Hi Keith. Can vaguely remember it. Surprising it has perhaps changed it to something different with the violin. I can imagine you playing that violin next to your Bohmm. A refreshing change to our usual challenges. John

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 17 Jan 2017 10:14

Thanks for the comments John and Brian. Hope that you like this one.

https://app.box.com/s/fmyx00jwgjbc5q6jw7978u854q6zodce

"When I Fall in Love" is a popular song, written by Victor Young (music) and Edward Heyman (lyrics). It was introduced in the film One Minute to Zero. Jeri Southern sang on the first recording released in April 1952 with the song's composer, Victor Young, handling the arranging and conducting duties. The song has become a standard, with many artists recording it, though the first hit version was sung by Doris Day released in July 1952.

Day's recording was made on June 5, 1952. It was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39786 and issued with the flip side "Take Me in Your Arms". The song reached number 20 on the Billboard chart.

A 1996 cover by Natalie Cole, a "duet" with her father Nat King Cole by way of vocals from his 1956 cover, won 1996 Grammys for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocal(s).
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 17 Jan 2017 11:38

Hi Keith. A nice version quite relaxing. Liked Nat singing it. John
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 17 Jan 2017 14:28

Hi Keith,


Violins in my mind are best suited to ballads /slow songs and your post just confirms it, a well played and voiced piece which I enjoyed listening to while sipping my whiskey laced lemsip


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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 17 Jan 2017 16:21

Hi Brian,
I must applogise for listening but not commenting on "And I Love Her." The violin was perfect for that tune and you played it well.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 18 Jan 2017 10:05

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"Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" is a song which was written by James A. Bland (1854–1911), an African American who wrote over 700 songs. It is an adaption by Bland of the traditional "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny" popular since the 1840s and frequently sung by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. Bland's version, the best known, was adapted in 1878 when many of the newly freed slaves were struggling to find work. The song has become controversial in modern times.

A third reworded version was Virginia's state song from 1940 until 1997, using the word "Virginia" instead of "Virginny." In 1997, it was retired on the grounds that the lyrics were considered offensive to African Americans; and for other more ironic and nuanced reasons. On January 28, 1997, the Virginia Senate voted to designate "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" as state song emeritus and a study committee initiated a contest for writing a new state song.

In January 2006, a state Senate panel voted to designate "Shenandoah" as the "interim official state song." On March 1, 2006, the House Rules Committee of the General Assembly voted down bill SB682, which would have made "Shenandoah" the official state song.
This is the full version of the song but I have only given you two verses as shown in my book.
Lyrics (Bland's 1878 version)[edit]
Carry me back to old Virginny.
There's where the cotton and corn and taters grow.
There's where the birds warble sweet in the spring-time.
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.

There's where I labored so hard for old Massa,
Day after day in the field of yellow corn;
No place on earth do I love more sincerely
Than old Virginny, the state where I was born.

Carry me back to old Virginny.
There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow;
There's where the birds warble sweet in the spring-time.
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.

Carry me back to old Virginny,
There let me live till I wither and decay.
Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wandered,
There's where this old darkey's life will pass away.

Massa and Missis have long since gone before me,
Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore.
There we'll be happy and free from all sorrow,
There's where we'll meet and we'll never part no more.

Carry me back to old Virginny.
There's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow;
There's where the birds warble sweet in the spring-time.
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 18 Jan 2017 10:52

Hi Keith,

Certainly has an old black and white wester movie feel about it to me, well played and voiced

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 18 Jan 2017 12:36

Hi Keith. Liked reading about the song which is useful and having the words. A nice version with the violin. An easy listen. John
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 19 Jan 2017 09:51

Thanks to Brian and John for their comments. This short love song really exposes the violinist.

https://app.box.com/s/hkimo9jj6h1hzze70awitnv1fxco5c7n

"Al di là" (English translation: "Beyond") is a song written by Italian composer Carlo Donida and lyricist Mogol, and recorded by Betty Curtis. The English lyrics were written by Ervin Drake. The song was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, performed in Italian by Curtis at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on 18 March 1961, after Curtis had won the 1961 edition of the Sanremo Music Festival on 2 February 1961, which served as the Italian national selection from 1958 to 1966.

It was also recorded by Italian-American singer Connie Francis in Italian in 1962, and she re-recorded it in a bilingual version later during the same year.

Composer Donida is best known in America for writing "Uno Die Tanta," or "I (Who Have Nothing)". English lyricist Drake also wrote the lyrics for such songs as "Quando, quando, quando" and "Good Morning Heartache", and both the music and lyrics for "It Was a Very Good Year".

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 19 Jan 2017 09:52

Hi Keith,

An interesting piece used in the film "Rome Adventure" if I am not mistaken, a well played and voiced lovely piece


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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 19 Jan 2017 13:35

Hi Keith Remember Connie Francis but not this tune. The violin made it somewhat melancholy but a nice listen all the same. John
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 20 Jan 2017 11:02

Thanks to Brian and John for commenting.

https://app.box.com/s/6msgkjqz77szfebtk8fagtdadbs0yyz8

Today Mr. Trump will become president of the United States. This will be played but probably not with a lead violin.
"Hail to the Chief" is the official Presidential Anthem of the United States. The song's playing accompanies the appearance of the President of the United States at many public appearances. For major official occasions, the United States Marine Band and other military ensembles are generally the performers, so directives of the United States Department of Defense have, since 1954, been the main basis for according its official status.[1] It is preceded by four ruffles and flourishes when played for the President. The song is also played during a former President's state funeral, though it can also be played even if the funeral is not a state funeral, such as the funeral of Richard Nixon. The song is in the public domain.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 20 Jan 2017 11:11

Hi Keith,

A very Topical tune for the day, no doubt T.V. coverage of the big event will be force fed to is to today,
Personally I think they should give the man a chance, but time will tell, anway back to your post

A well played piece with a good violin voice and a good choice for the day,

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 20 Jan 2017 11:19

Hi Keith. Not one I've heard. As Brian says topical. Nice easy listen. Managed to play a for ten minutes yesterday so see how it goes. John
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 21 Jan 2017 10:42

Thanks for the comments and hope that you are both better soon.

https://app.box.com/s/3j19dnbvlnpv27pszxcj1dca7bylaiad

I think that this one really does suit the violin.

"The Long and Winding Road" is a ballad written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) from the Beatles' album Let It Be. It became the group's 20th and last number-one song in the United States in June 1970, and was the last single released by the quartet.

While the released version of the song was very successful, the post-production modifications by producer Phil Spector angered McCartney to the point that when he made his case in court for breaking up the Beatles as a legal entity, he cited the treatment of "The Long and Winding Road" as one of six reasons for doing so. New versions of the song with simpler instrumentation were subsequently released by both the Beatles and McCartney.

In 2011, Rolling Stone ranked "The Long and Winding Road" number 90 on their list of 100 greatest Beatles songs of all time.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 21 Jan 2017 11:39

Hi Keith. I agree sounds good with the violin. Nice easy listen. John
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 21 Jan 2017 13:51

Hi Keith,

That was a nice version of that Paul McCartney number which you played and voiced very well,

and it looks like snap here as I have just recorded a Paul McCartney number also called Yesterday




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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 21 Jan 2017 15:43

Hi Brian A nice production of Yesterday always popular.A good instrumental. John
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 21 Jan 2017 15:47

Hi Everyone Chest infection seems to have gone and back on the keyboard. So I have done this one I love you because. Hope you enjoy it. John

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 21 Jan 2017 17:07

Hi John T.

That was a nice version of that classic Jim Reeves number, enjoyed the use of the strings, it sounded good


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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 22 Jan 2017 10:37

Thanks for taking part John. Glad that the infection has cleared up and that you are feeling better. Strings suited the tune well.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 22 Jan 2017 10:38

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As it is Sunday a hymn from the Presidents inauguration – America, the Beautiful. Katharine Lee Bates wrote the words in 1904 to the tune Materna written in1888 by Samuel A, Ward.
From next Sunday 29th January the theme changes to orchestral pop such as tunes arranged for Strictly Come Dancing.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 22 Jan 2017 13:24

,Hi Keith. A nice pleasant listen,easy on the ears. Came up Trumps with that one. John
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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby Brian007 » 22 Jan 2017 15:06

Hi Keith.


A good choice and very topical at the moment, a well played and voiced piece, enjoyed it

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby KRUG » 23 Jan 2017 10:06

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"After You, Who?" is a popular song written by Cole Porter for his 1932 musical Gay Divorce, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire. Astaire played the character Guy, and opened the musical with "After You, Who?". Astaire reprised the song later in Act 1, before the introduction of "Night and Day". The original rhythm was a fox trot, and early recordings generally use that rhythm. Later recordings span the full range of jazz types. My book suggests that it be played freely so I have not used the rhythm box so as to allow for a few held notes.

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Re: Solo violin lead

Postby JohnT » 23 Jan 2017 11:35

Hi Keith. Not one I'm familiar with but a nice tune. Good violin. John
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