dulcidom

Location:

Location: Paris
Country: France

My Latest Followers:

DavisJames suzym Cynthia Wigington Pierre-Yves Donnio Dusty Turtle Robin Thompson

Stats

youtube videos: 10

Michael Turner's Waltz (1842/1852?)


musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:02:15
description:
(See below for a presentation in English)
Michael Turner (1796-1885) était violoniste, sacristain de la paroisse de Warnham dans le Sussex (U.K) et à l'occasion cordonnier. Avant la généralisation de l'orgue dans les églises, il accompagnait de son violon les chants mais participait aussi à l'animation des bals de village. Dans les années 1980, on a trouvé dans ses carnets de musique une version du trio de la seconde Danse Allemande KV 536 de W. A. Mozart (écrite en 1788), parmi d'autres danses folkloriques et airs à la mode à l'époque. Cette version légèrement modifiée, non attribuée et identifiée comme une valse, peut-être transcrite à l'oreille par M. Turner lors d'un concert, est depuis devenue un air populaire dans les sessions folks. Tout en conservant le tempo vivant d'une valse champêtre, je suis revenu ici à la partition originale (moins les appogiatures) et à l'accompagnement écrit par Mozart :
https://mozarteum.at/digitale-mozart-edition#info
La reprise par un anglo-concertina au second passage est destinée à maintenir l'atmosphère folklorique.

Michael Turner (1796-1885) was a violinist, sexton of the parish of Warnham in Sussex (UK) and occasional shoemaker. Before the generalization of the organ in churches, he accompanied the hymns with his violin but also took part in the animation of village balls. In the 1980s, a version of W. A. Mozart's second German Dance KV 536 (written in 1788) was found in his music notebooks, among other folk dances and tunes fashionable at the time. This slighly modified version, unattributed and identified as a waltz, possibly transcribed by ear by Mr. Turner during a concert, has since become a popular tune at folk sessions. While retaining the lively tempo of a country waltz, I have returned here to the original score (minus the grace notes) and accompaniment written by Mozart:
https://mozarteum.at/digital-mozart-edition#info
The resumption by an Anglo-concertina on the second passage is intended to maintain the folkloric atmosphere.

Dulcimer "Folkcraft Intruments" (Winsted, CT, USA) all-walnut, built in 1996:
https://www.folkcraft.com/
dulcidom
01/24/23 11:21:06AM @dulcidom:

Thank you @dusty-turtle . I like to collect ancient pictures (copyright-free, of course). They help me create an atmosphere around my music.


Dusty Turtle
01/24/23 11:13:31AM @dusty-turtle:

Quel joli morceau!  Bien joué!  I love all the images you assembled, too.


dulcidom
01/24/23 09:40:16AM @dulcidom:

Thanks a lot @strumelia . I learned how to play the dulcimer by looking at other players' fingering. That's why I try to show my own fingering in my turn . And it's so funny to play with all these new video tools ...


Strumelia
01/24/23 08:27:42AM @strumelia:

Very lovely rendition, appreciated the concertina too. And all the dance images and playing perspectives!


dulcidom
01/24/23 05:56:38AM @dulcidom:

Thank you @davisjames for your comment and your excellent French! I'm am glad to be helpful nod


DavisJames
01/23/23 07:29:06PM @davisjames:

Merci pour l'histoire et votre performance.J'ai oublie cette bonne melodie,maintenant je la peut jouer.Thanks for the history and performance,I had forgotten this beautiful melody...now,I'll be able to play it again...memoire c'est marvellieux...memory is wonderful...how things come back-music especially.


Gordon Hardy
01/23/23 10:49:13AM @gordon-hardy:

That is a sweet melody indeed! Well played! Thank you for sharing.