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Tune Req: Winter songs

Sarah the flute 15 Oct 01 - 03:43 AM
Genie 15 Oct 01 - 04:35 AM
GUEST,DMcG 15 Oct 01 - 08:22 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 15 Oct 01 - 08:36 AM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 15 Oct 01 - 03:55 PM
Walking Eagle 15 Oct 01 - 05:15 PM
Liz the Squeak 15 Oct 01 - 06:27 PM
Sarah the flute 16 Oct 01 - 03:38 AM
Mark Cohen 16 Oct 01 - 04:05 AM
KitKat 16 Oct 01 - 04:34 AM
GUEST 16 Oct 01 - 06:33 AM
The Walrus at work 16 Oct 01 - 08:26 AM
Genie 22 Oct 01 - 12:04 AM
BlueJay 22 Oct 01 - 03:25 AM
Genie 22 Oct 01 - 10:45 AM
Mark Cohen 22 Oct 01 - 11:33 PM
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Subject: Winter songs
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 03:43 AM

Here's another work related challenge for all you mudcatters. To keep the kids entertained in the late Autumn term we set up an Advent callender quiz for them. Every day they get a new problem to solve and the first winner of the day gets their name on a list and is rewarded with chocolate. Last year we did the theme of festive food of the world and wrote the clues in foreign languages starting with English and ending up with Chinese! with progressive difficulty.

This year we have chosen winter music and intend to do a guess the song title game. However the clues will just be notes from the opening few bars of the song. We will start with things like Jingle Bells but I want to get more complex towards the end with something really obscure - anyone know anything suitable for Gamalan for example. The weirder the better and in particular anything that can be written down in an unconventional way eg like percussion!

I know someone out there must be able to help Thanks in advance Sarah


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Genie
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 04:35 AM

I'm not familiar with Gamalan, but here are some winter songs:

Let It Snow!
A Hasty Shade Of Winter (Is that the title? -- Simon and Garfunkel)
Winter Wonderland
In The Bleak Midwinter
Frosty The Snowman
Button Up Your Overcoat
Urge For Goin'
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Over The River and Through The Woods


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: GUEST,DMcG
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:22 AM

Lindesfarne's "Winter Song"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:36 AM

Incredibal String Band's 'October Song'; Dave Goulders 'January Man'. Traditinal 'the Snows They Melt the Soonest'


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 03:55 PM

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Title?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 05:15 PM

I don't know if you can use these, but I'll offer them up anyway.

Working Joe
Canol Road

These are by Stan Rogers on his Northwest Passage CD. Canol Road involves someone freezing to death, so that might not work with children.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 06:27 PM

If children there are like the little darlings here, someone freezing to death will be right up their alley!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 03:38 AM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions Does anyone have the dots for some of the above Also has anyone got anything with a really obscure notation ???

As English is to Mandarin Chinese I am looking for the equivilent comparison to Jingle Bells!!!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 04:05 AM

You could try "Winter" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons...go for baroque! (sorry) Or if you wanted to be sneaky (which it sounds like you do), you could find something by the Paul Winter Consort.

On a hunch, I just did a Google search on John Cage...sure enough, he wrote a piece called "Winter Music": it is out of print but the link will give you info on a recording on Angel from Japan. I've never heard that particular piece, but I imagine it would be hard to find something much farther "out there" than Cage.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: KitKat
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 04:34 AM

The Simon & Garfunkel song is 'A *Hazy* Shade of Winter'.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 06:33 AM

"Long Winter Nights" by Tommy Makem


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 08:26 AM

I don't know if "Cold Blow and a Rainy Night"/"The Soldier" (my cap is frozen to my head...) is appropriate for children.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Genie
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 12:04 AM

KitKat, Did I say "Hasty"?! It must've been the late hour or the beer (or both)! Thanks for correcting my mistake.
Genie


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: BlueJay
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 03:25 AM

Hot Buttered Rum. Bryan Bowers performed it. I'm not sure who wrote it. Thanks, BlueJay


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Genie
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 10:45 AM

Judy Collins had a song on one of her early albums with the first line "Out under a winter sky..." I'm not sure of the title ["Winter Sky." perhaps], but the song would fit.
Genie


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Winter songs
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 11:33 PM

"Hot Buttered Rum" was written by Tommy Thompson of the Red Clay Ramblers. This thread has a discussion, along with several versions of the lyrics. Not long ago Bryan Bowers popped into the Mudcat to let people know that despite what it says in the Digital Tradition, this beautiful song was written by Tommy and not by him. I can't find the thread, though.

Are you getting all this, Sarah the Flute?

Aloha,
Mark


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