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Barry T Origins: In Flanders Fields (26) In Flanders Fields 20 Jun 03


For some time I have been searching unsuccessfully for a musical setting for John McCrae's moving poem to include on my Canadian Tunebook website. Though I found reference to over half a dozen distinct musical works, none are in the Public Domain so I was unable to publish them to my site.

Still inspired, I decided to take a shot at creating one myself. The results are here... http://members.shaw.ca/tunebook/flanders.htm.

I'd like to share the melody in abc and graphic format, but I'm struggling with the notation. (I do most of my midi-making by ear.) I need someone classically trained to assist. I *think* the melody is in 6/4 time with one line... "Scarce heard mid guns below"... in 5/4 time. Am I getting warm? As for the slow ending I'm not sure what I've invoked there. Help!

If you need to download the midi in order to help decipher it, click here.

For what it's worth, I'm consigning this tune to the Public Domain, so once I've conquered the notation I'll be back to share it as a 'Tune Add'.

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