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Genevieve Waltz


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I was randomly pressing buttons on my EC the other day, as you do, and the tune to the 1950s film Genevieve popped into my head. Seems like a suitable tune for the concertina. It was composed originally by the great Larry Adler. For those interested it can be heard here with the music score also.

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I was randomly pressing buttons on my EC the other day, as you do, and the tune to the 1950s film Genevieve popped into my head. Seems like a suitable tune for the concertina. It was composed originally by the great Larry Adler. For those interested it can be heard here with the music score also.

 

You are right Wally. It sounds great on the concertina (predictably) but your link is excellent; there's the sheet music to download (without any bother, it's just there) It has a sung melody and piano accompaniment which presumably would be ideal for an EC performance, especially for folks with a tame pianist. The piano part uses lots of very deep notes so it's not much use directly for duet purposes, but they've very obligingly put the chords in too. Then one click and you can listen to how the master played it when you get to the stage of adding the frills. It's even in C.

 

I'm very pleased to have that one. Thank you.

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I was randomly pressing buttons on my EC the other day, as you do, and the tune to the 1950s film Genevieve popped into my head. Seems like a suitable tune for the concertina. It was composed originally by the great Larry Adler. For those interested it can be heard here with the music score also.

 

Wonderful. Thanks for the link. I loved the film Genevieve, having first seen it many years ago as a small boy. Even at that tender age, 6 years old, I fell in love with the harmonica playing of Larry Adler and have been a fan of Larry and free reed instruments ever since. At the time, we had a wind-up gramophone and my father specially bought me a 78rpm record of Larry playing the them tune to the film. I practically wore the grooves out listening to it so much. Sadly the record got broken in an accident some years later - well, they were fragile. Just for the record, har, har, Larry died in August 2001, aged 87, having spent the last few years of his life supplementing his pension, playing gigs on cruise ships, like the Aurora. Sounds a bit of a come down for such a great, talented and witty man. Now I have the dots for the tune, I shall have a go at learning it. I just got to find me a pianist accompanist!

 

Chris

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