Minuet and Trio from "Classical Symphony on Familiar Tunes"

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Minuet and Trio from "Classical Symphony on Familiar Tunes"

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This is the third movement of the symphony, using "Happy Birthday to You" for the Minuet section and "Bring Back My Bonnie to Me" for the Trio. It is shorter than the typical Minuet of a classical symphony because the customary repeats would have made the tunes too repetitious. The Minuet, however, repeats after the trio, which is customary. (Note -- I am having a little trouble adjusting the instrumental volumes in a few places; hopefully I will learn how to correct this.)

The recording is here: https://www.forecyte.com/music/leonard_ ... t-trio.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Mr. Leonard (or should I say Doctor?) you need to give up your day job and devote yourself entirely to composing and arranging because you have the magical touch. You make Amadeus sound like a top notch professional tool. I find that the sound rivals anything in my toolbox. Your lighthearted approach to this symphony series combined with your arranging skills is truly a work worthy of commendation and sincere praise. Congratulations, good sir.
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Merv, thanks for your comment! Since I'm retired (I'm 81) I don't have a "day job" -- unless my "job" includes the half-dozen hobbies I have. I often say, "Don't ever retire -- you'll be twice as busy as you were before, but you won't get paid for it!"
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DrLeonard wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:41 am Merv, thanks for your comment! Since I'm retired (I'm 81) I don't have a "day job" -- unless my "job" includes the half-dozen hobbies I have. I often say, "Don't ever retire -- you'll be twice as busy as you were before, but you won't get paid for it!"
How would you like to write a harmonica concerto for me? I perform with one of these --big band --wind symphony --symphony orchestra. I would be glad to talk about the possibilities of idiomatic writing for the chromatic harmonica. It was once said that Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote his harmonica concerto strictly based on the Hohner tuning chart for the chromatic harmonica.
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I would enjoy writing a harmonica concerto --if I knew how to score for harmonica! I'm not familiar with the instrument. Also, I am in process of relocating so I'm tied up at the moment with sorting, packing, etc. But long-term, it sounds like a fun idea!
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Don't know if I missed this when you first posted it but I loved it. It's a brilliant , creatively orchestrated and arranged take on what would be otherwise mundane music. Great job!
As for moving/relocating...ouch! That's sa lot of work. Good luck.
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Thanks, Pete! I call this work my "Symphony No. 1" (though unnumbered) and I am currently revising Symphony No. 2 which I may post here eventually. (And there is also a No. 3 and parts of a No. 4). It's always helpful to get feedback from other Overture users; your comments are encouraging.
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