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Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign country

Postby Hugh-AR » 01 Feb 2017 14:55

I have started this 'Theme' as I remember someone suggesting 'Songs with a foreign title' a while ago. It may be difficult to find something that fits the bill, so I have added 'or refer to a foreign country' to make things a little easier.

There are already two on this Forum that I am aware of, so I am putting links here for you to go take a look:

C'est Magnifique by Fred, who has a LINK to YouTube in his posting: http://tierce-de-picardie.co.uk/viewtop ... 831#p32871, and
La Mer by myself and Keith, mentioned here in the Challenge Board: http://tierce-de-picardie.co.uk/viewtop ... =35#p34155

And here's one from me that does have a 'foreign title':

C'est Si Bon

https://app.box.com/s/5ergk9dxttez32vy8nocrpeyms1n1mym

I have played this with a 'Latin' rhythm; and later go into a 'Swing' rhythm, which makes it sound completely different. Voices I have used are Grand Piano, Trombone .. and Accordion to give it that French flavour.

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Postby papadeedee » 01 Feb 2017 16:21

Hi Hugh very nice, a fine arrangement, nice accordion and a change of rhythm as well. Very well performed.
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby papadeedee » 01 Feb 2017 16:33

I had a look back over my posts and some of my favourite's have foreign titles.
Three of which are
Tico Tico https://app.box.com/s/4r9zm08afx7mus95cob4i43ndfsoycje
Delicado https://app.box.com/s/e1ra25uo3h6ygujt6oyaemwro2ypuinr
El Choclo https://app.box.com/s/dj09thegnz0l51o7mh585pqf131yh7me

I am a bit worn out today but I will post something new soon.
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 07 Feb 2017 09:35

Brian ..

Thanks for finding those. Enjoyed listening to them, and would have missed them completely if you hadn't put those LINKS in.

Tico Tico is one of my favourites. Not one I can play as it is too difficult for me to pick up 'by ear'. Mind you, Delicado is not any easier. I liked the switch between the Tremolo 'Fast' and Tremolo 'Slow'. Doing this when playing organ voices makes such a difference to the piece.

Here's another one with a foreign title:

Petite Fleur

https://app.box.com/s/fniwxna993441kapp9wjogavza9fnayb

In this one I have varied the backing (the Style) as the tune progresses, and have programmed in my own bass part to suit the music. Chosen a bit of accordion, as it's French!

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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby papadeedee » 07 Feb 2017 10:55

Hugh,
Very nicely played, it is a smashing tune, I did enjoy listening. :D :D
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby JohnT » 07 Feb 2017 11:37

Hi Everyone. Managed to listen to them all.. They were all different but enjoyable. John
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Peter S » 07 Feb 2017 19:39

This is a song called 'Estate' pronounced Es start ey'
Recorded on my lovely Korg PA4 keyboard.

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Postby papadeedee » 07 Feb 2017 19:54

Hi Peter,
Really good, I did enjoy it and it's nice to see you posting, more please. :D :D
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Peter S » 07 Feb 2017 20:21

Many thanks Brian
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Postby JohnT » 07 Feb 2017 20:42

Hi Peter. Not one I know. Liked the sounds and arrangement. A nice easy listen. John
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Peter S » 07 Feb 2017 21:11

Thanks John
I'd never heard this myself till an organ friend played it and sent me the music.
I love 'latin' on organ/keyboard.
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Postby Peter S » 07 Feb 2017 21:35

Hi Brian
Enjoyed listening to your three tracks above, you are a super player indeed, and very brave tackling those first two especially!
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Postby Peter S » 07 Feb 2017 21:43

Hi Hugh
What a great trombone player you are, that was so realistic!
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 08 Feb 2017 11:40

Peter,

Estate (Summer). Beautifully played. A most unusual 'intro' (with the water), and that is a really authentic Spanish sounding guitar you have there. Looking forward to hearing more on your Korg PA4x.

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Postby papadeedee » 08 Feb 2017 19:02

Chanson D'amour. I didn't know I had this book. It by Kenneth Baker, "Sing Along Songbook"
I flicked through it and this song was there and I remembered this challenge so here it is.
I have a muscle disease, some days are better than others but today my left arm and shoulder is aching,
hence the trembling.
I used an auto accompaniment on the lower manual but I played the bass part on the pedals.

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Postby JohnT » 09 Feb 2017 09:49

Hi Brian. A nice relaxing listen. Easy on the ears with some good sounds. John
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 10 Feb 2017 00:21

Hi Brian,

First I found George playing this, and now you have done it. This has spurred me on to have a go (I have the music, with the chords written on it .. which is what I need). Just want to find a Registration with a fast vibrato that sounds good .. so it sounds like Edith Piaf.

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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 11 Feb 2017 02:03

Another with a French title ..

Melodie D'Amour

https://app.box.com/s/jzcu438zz0uutre8pyd460r24w0831ge

I have varied the backing, and have programmed my own bass 'pattern' into the Styles I am using. And I have 'split the Lower Manual', with a trombone to the right of the split. This means I can 'jump down' to the trombone and get a counter melody to complement the trumpet playing the main tune .. which I do in the second part of the tune.

Peter .. I hope the trombonist is doing his thing for you. Thing is, this trombone is 1990s technology. The trombone on your KorgPA4x must be a lot more realistic than mine!

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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Peter S » 11 Feb 2017 09:57

Very nice Hugh.

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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby papadeedee » 11 Feb 2017 11:58

Hi Hugh,
I am not familiar with that tune but you arranged and played it very well. :D :D
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 11 Feb 2017 12:52

Hi Brian,

Thanks. Melodie D'Amour came out in 1957 .. Edmundo Ros and his orchestra. I had heard it on the radio and rushed out and bought the 45rpm record of it. It's much easier these days to get to listen to music one likes .. you just find it on YouTube!

What always fascinated me about this record (and you only get this on the original recording) is that he started the song off with a few 'bird tweets' and the strumming of an 'open stringed guitar'. Then the tune starts. It always made a good 'musical quiz' question to ask what followed that 'intro'. Whenever I hear a guitar strummed with 'open strings' I expect this tune to start! The song ends with the same .. the bird and the guitar.

Here is what I am referring to (found on YouTube, of course!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcwxS1WoGOo

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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 21 Feb 2017 00:55

Here's another one to fit in with this Theme (and it is actually called a 'theme').

The Italian Theme

https://app.box.com/s/tsxvzaup31dfkz9y0or3vy83rlzb84q0

I'm sure this qualifies as it has 'Italy' in the title. I have used piano accordion here.

I think this came out in 1956 (when I was 14). I have looked it up on YouTube and have come up with the 45rpm record The Italian Theme Dorothy Collins. It would appear that there is a third part to the tune, which I am not aware of (how much am I expected to remember from the age of 14?). Anybody got the sheet music to this piece so I can check it out?

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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 06 Mar 2017 08:32

Ray has put up another piece with a 'Foreign Title'. Before you go and take a look, can you translate it's Title into plain English?

Ray says:
Took me all my time to print it never mind pronounce it. Cheers, Ray

I don't think I'll bother to try and print it .. I'll just Copy and Paste the Title from Ray's posting:

Ti Guardero Nelcuore

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5162

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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Peter S » 06 Mar 2017 10:09

Very nice happy sound Hugh, well played.
Nice accordion on the AR
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Postby papadeedee » 06 Mar 2017 11:03

Hugh,
"Ti guarderò nel cuore" I typed the words into an automatic translater and
it came up with "Will keep thee in the heart"

I recognised The Italian Theme immediately, it is a catchy tune and your arrangement was a pleasure to listen to. :D :D
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 06 Mar 2017 11:29

Brian. After seeing that long title I just had to check it out on YouTube .. and yes, it is definitely the song Ray played and the one you recognised. The one I found on YouTube was sung in Italian (of course!) Hugh
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Postby Ray2 » 06 Mar 2017 12:13

Hi Hugh and Brian, many thanks for the translation of my tune, but I think I will just stick to MORE as it's easier to pronounce. Enjoyed all the other entries, cheers, Ray :D :D
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby kens » 26 Mar 2017 16:08

Some great pieces here.
Ages ago I said I would submit Il Silencio. Translates as The Silence or Sanctuary. On Teresa Mays recent visit to America she laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington cemetary. Seeing it on tele I was surprised to hear the trumpeter played this piece as a tribute. Andre Rieu has it on utube played by a 12 year old girl. Brilliant. My rendition includes my own version of opening and ending. Hope you like it Ken

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Postby papadeedee » 26 Mar 2017 16:36

Very nicely played Ken. A fine performance.
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Postby Ray2 » 26 Mar 2017 19:12

Very nicely played Ken. Well played solo.Cheers, Ray. :D :D
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 26 Mar 2017 22:33

Hi Ken,

Thanks for posting this. That is a beautiful solo you have played there. I liked the 'brassy twirls' .. they made the instrument being played very real. Your intro and ending suited the piece too.

Have checked out the Andre Rieu Il Silenzio you have referred to on YouTube ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE_PzQwI5Nk

As you say .. brilliant!

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Postby Peter S » 27 Mar 2017 08:43

Nicely played Ken, well done.
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby kens » 14 Apr 2017 13:48

Thanks for comments Guys. What a great selection and so varied.
Today we are off to America with Georgia regards Ken

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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 15 Apr 2017 23:21

Hi Ken. Interesting backing from 2.06 to 2.31. Particularly liked that bit. Hugh
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Re: Songs with a 'foreign' title, or refer to a foreign coun

Postby Hugh-AR » 19 May 2017 11:41

Another one with a foreign country mentioned in the title ...

Spanish Eyes

https://app.box.com/s/6gq06sxmgupdgdnj95b0o1o6foijwl7t

Another one with Yamaha's own 'flute' sound using the drawbars. Played the pedals myself with this one too. You can tell, as there is nothing imaginative going on there. Just a bass note and counter-bass (Eg. C followed by G). The bass player in the band I was in would have done better than that .. but then I am not a bass player.

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