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Songe d'Automne - Gypsy Jazz School Compilation

Postby Rene » Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:11 pm

To return to the discussion of the Gypsy Jazz Compilation from an earlier forum, I remember saying I was interested in hearing the collaboration between Leo Slabiak and Eugene Vees.
I've just got hold of this CD, and I discover that I've been playing this tune 'Songe d'Automne' for ages, under the name 'Nathan Waltz'. I thought it was traditional. The version I know has three parts, of which the first gets played here, before they move on to 'Pour que ma vie demeure'. Its credited to Archibald Joyce. Is this correct ? :?: :?: Forgive my ignorance, but who was he ?
The three part waltz version is fantastic, its got a great musette feel.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Thu Mar 06, 2003 2:50 pm

It was definitely written by Archibold Joyce who was an English composer of classical/light music. I think he died in the early 60's at around 90 years of age. It is claimed that "Songe d'Automne" was played as the Titanic sank.

As you say, the version played by Django and Co is just a portion of the complete composition.
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Postby Rene » Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:59 pm

Blimey. There's a tale to tell before we launch into it next time.
Man the boats, here comes a waltz.
Thankyou Dr Dupont.
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Postby Rene » Thu Mar 06, 2003 6:08 pm

Hang on, do I detect the heavy hand of irony here ?
I've had the engine fixed, and my boat is completely watertight now. No more of that sinking feeling.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Fri Mar 07, 2003 10:16 am

For once, the Titanic story is true Rene and not one from my twisted imagination. Another incredibly exciting fact is that Joyce was known as "The English Waltz King".
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Postby Munkhaus » Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:34 pm

You mean someone got there before me?? I wanted to be the English Waltz King godammit!! :x
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Postby Caballero » Fri Mar 07, 2003 2:50 pm

No! I wanted to be the English waltz King! :o
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Fri Mar 07, 2003 2:58 pm

Caballero wrote:No! I wanted to be the English waltz King! :o


That's odd. Zoot told me you wanted to be the English waltz Queen.
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Postby Phydeaux3 » Fri Mar 07, 2003 9:06 pm

I wanted to be the English Waltz Disney
Alors! Un, deux...
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Postby Caballero » Sat Mar 08, 2003 8:32 am

Teddy Dupont wrote:That's odd. Zoot told me you wanted to be the English waltz Queen.


Dammit Teddy, I was gonna post that one about YOU. You beat me to it. I'm waiting....... :twisted:
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