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1. Turkey in the Straw

Turkey in the Straw

Fiddle tune derived from one of the earliest instances of a blackface minstrel performer, a song-and-dance routine called "old zip coon."

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2. Colored Aristocracy

Colored Aristocracy

Another ragtime inflected fiddle tune.

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3. Ninja theme

Ninja theme

More music in the works for Jiraiya the Hero, a japanese ninja movie from the silent era.

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4. Talking about Gagaku

Talking about Gagaku

Just a short little discourse on the traditional Japanese palace music -- Gagaku, for a soundtrack we are working on for a 1921 Japanese silent movie, Jiraiya the Hero.

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5. Drowsy maggie

Drowsy maggie

Em /Em D/Em /Em D/Em /Em D/Em /Em D// D A7/D /D A7/Em D/D A7/D /D /Em D// with that faux latin twist...

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6. Jenny lind polka

Jenny lind polka

G C /G /D /G /G C /G /D /G // C /G /D /G /C /G /D /G //

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7. MALMAISON frozenheart

MALMAISON frozenheart

This is a lovely scrap of far-distant waltz time, arranged on the fly for a short film. It is based on an old shape-note hymn tune.

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8. Mother lobo waltz

Mother lobo waltz

I suppose I sort of tampered with this tune, Mother Lobo is a hoedown usually, but I think it makes a lovely waltz.

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9. Hostelwal

Hostelwal

Pastoral, for the early parts of "Cabinet of Doctor Caligari"

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10. The wild geese

The wild geese

Pretty old lament from my days playing irish music. You can find the whole album on bandcamp under ianmooreplaysfiddle.

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11. Essence of Cinnamon Seed

Essence of Cinnamon Seed

Fiddle tune from the vaudeville/ music hall/ minstrel show stage, circa the mid 1800's. Sounds a bit high tone if you ask me, lovely trickling stuff.

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12. Over The Hills And Far Away

Over The Hills And Far Away

More examples of 17th century tunes that were played in the British colonies in America

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13. La norma

La norma

Dm /Dm /Dm /A / A /A /A /Dm / Dm /Dm /Dm /G / Gm /Dm /A /Dm / Gm /Dm /A /Dm //

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14. Mayofus

Mayofus

D /D Gm/D /D Gm/ D /D Gm/D Cm/D // (2x) Bb /F7 /F7 /Bb / Gm /D /D /Gm // (2x) D /Gm /D Gm/D / D /Gm /D Cm/D // (2x)

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15. redwing/ darkwing

redwing/ darkwing

G /G /C /G / C /G /A /D / G /G /C /G / C /G /A D/G // C /C /G /G / D /D /G /G / C /C /G /G / D /D /G /G // and then in minor...

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16. Greasy coat bit

Greasy coat bit

Am G/Am /Am G/Am // (2x) Am /G /Am /D / Am /G /Am G/Am // Might be a bit more modally than that... it's mostly like cluck ol' hen...

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18. paul & silas

paul & silas

old gospel waltz gone illbient-ish.

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19. Lunar Landscape #1

Lunar Landscape #1

Just something I'm working on right now for our Melies movie night, music background for "A Trip To The Moon" (1905) at the Jackson Co. Public Library in Sylva on Sat Jan 28th, and again at Signature Brew in Sylva, Mon Jan 30th.

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