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Thread #16722   Message #3681506
Posted By: GUEST,Choirmistress
01-Dec-14 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
More corrections and additions:

"Geisler" is with just one "s" on the oldest version I have yet seen (courtesy of a German website?), and I'm afraid I was also way off in the year of publication. 1886 was the year of his birth (died 1952), so from the list of songs under "Die Geige" OR "Zur Feier", the closest possible publication date is circa 1927.

"Die Trommel" is supposed to imitate a drum. That's why those two words are the only ones sung. The German fellow who provided a few different versions of the sheet music suggested experimenting with sounds and articulation. My version would just use the syllable "pa" (no, not short as in "pal", but with the short "u" sound).

And the bassoon verse is supposed to read "makes a point IN counterpoint".

And now all I have left to say is to repeat my request for the lyrics and sheet music to the cello, harp, piccolo, and trombone verses. Once I have those, I can complete my typesetting of the lyrics to all TEN verses.

Thanks in advance for the above information.

Regards, Choirmistress.