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A delightful 1904 Waltz arranged for Classic Banjo by Steve Harrison and myself. Lynn, my wife and dedicated ballroom dancer arranged the piano accompaniment...
I have never been terribly good at the sugary stuff... I think that it must be the cast iron fingertips and gnarled hands of toil :-)
I have a fully fingered score for this and will add it to the MUSIC LIBRARY later.
Well done, Ian, Lynn and Steve! I listened to the waltz earlier and I wasn't sure about how it would turn out, but this is very effective indeed. The banjo gives it a vintage, nostalgic tone.
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Well played Ian and Lynne..it's a great demonstration of what is achievable on banjo with a little imagination and musicality. I look forward to seeing the finished score...Steve.
The reason that I chose Fascination Waltz (a piece of music probably never played on banjo before) was due to a string of coincidences that I will now bore you with :-)
A couple of weeks ago “she who must be obeyed” informed me that I needed to get away from the computer, get away from the banjo, get some fresh air and take her out for lunch in Blackpool
and then on to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom to listen to John Bowdler playing the Mighty Wurlitzer.
… and yes, he played Fascination Waltz. Lynn then told me that it was her favourite waltz music for dancing in the ballroom (I don’t dance as due to a rare genetic defect I was born with two left feet)
… So Fascination Waltz it had to be.
YouTube and Google were my friends and I found that the original song "Fascination" is a popular French song written in 1904/5 by Maurice de Féraudy (1859-1932) and Dante Pilade "Fermo" Marchetti (1876-1940).
When I found a copy of the score the coincidences returned…. and I simply had to play it.
Look who wrote the English Lyrics for the piece… coincidence ????
I have added the score to the MUSIC LIBRARY and here if you want to download a PDF version:
FASCINATION WALTZ DOWNLOAD PDF
Ah yes...fascinating! Well done all!
Ah! Lovely job, Ian and Lynn! I've always been a sucker for a good waltz:)
I had not watched the video Ian! what a nice waltz!
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