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Need Sheet Music for The Bells (Ochs/Poe)

24 Aug 11 - 02:33 PM (#3212122)
Subject: Need SHEET MUSIC for The Bells
From: John on the Sunset Coast

My brother is looking for sheet music (not just chords) for the Phil Ochs/Poe "The Bells". We've searched the internet, including Levy Archive at John Hopkins; no luck.

Has anybody got a copy or a lead as to where we might find it?

Help appreciated.


24 Aug 11 - 03:46 PM (#3212149)
Subject: RE: Need SHEET MUSIC for The Bells
From: GUEST,999

John,

I just messaged you.


24 Aug 11 - 04:11 PM (#3212164)
Subject: RE: Need SHEET MUSIC for The Bells (Ochs/Poe)
From: Joe Offer

Hmmmm. Now I'm wishing our songbook index covered recent (40-yr-old) songs. I couldn't find it in the indexes of Sing Out! or Broadside Magazines, so I'm hoping you've been taken care of by 999. Did you find it in a songbook, 999?

Didn't Oak Publications have a Phil Ochs songbook - anybody have it? Don't I have a Phil Ochs songbook somewhere in the room here? Is there any other song in history that uses the word "tintinnabulation"?

-Joe-


24 Aug 11 - 04:21 PM (#3212169)
Subject: RE: Need SHEET MUSIC for The Bells (Ochs/Poe)
From: GUEST,999

Not even the group of that name uses it in song. BUT, the song was a poem first, and it's commonly known that all poets are a bit nuts.


25 Aug 11 - 12:57 AM (#3212342)
Subject: RE: Need SHEET MUSIC for The Bells (Ochs/Poe)
From: raredance

It's in "The Complete Phil Ochs: Chords of Fame" 1978 Alamo Press.
ISBN 0-89705-010-X


25 Aug 11 - 11:34 AM (#3212532)
Subject: RE: Need SHEET MUSIC for The Bells (Ochs/Poe)
From: John on the Sunset Coast

Thanks to you all...the sheet music is coming, resulting from a lead by 999.


26 Aug 11 - 01:54 AM (#3212885)
Subject: RE: Need SHEET MUSIC for The Bells (Ochs/Poe)
From: GUEST,Gerry

Joe, there's a rocker named Kelley Stoltz who does a song called Tintinnabulation, but I can't tell from this video whether the word actually appears in the lyrics:
http://www.uulyrics.com/music/kelley-stoltz/song-tintinnabulation/

There's also someone named Andrew Liles who has recorded a song called Tintinnabulation of Church Bells, according to http://sharemyplaylists.com/artists/Andrew+Liles/track/Tintinnabulation+of+Church+Bells/lyrics but no lyrics are available.


26 Aug 11 - 02:45 AM (#3212889)
Subject: RE: Need SHEET MUSIC for The Bells (Ochs/Poe)
From: Joe Offer

Gerry, I feel like I ought to give you a prize for actually finding a song called Tintinnabulation, but I won't. But hey, you have my eternal admiration. You can find even more useless information than I can.

-Joe-


27 Aug 11 - 12:16 AM (#3213308)
Subject: RE: Need Sheet Music for The Bells (Ochs/Poe)
From: Neil D

"and it's commonly known that all poets are a bit nuts."


Yes, but this is Edgar Allen Poe we're talking about here.