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Ray
Hi Everyone,

Wondering , if you want to, if you could have a look at this arrangement I wrote for O Come, O Come Emmanuel.  I can't play this yet myself.  Just wondering if it makes sense.

In m.12 hold that note for the full measure then return to the beginning.  If you find a number 2 beside a musical symbol that would be played the second time around like in m.8 with the segno.

Please any feedback back on whether this makes sense or not please send them to me.

Ray
Ray
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Posted: October 7, 2019
Last Comment: October 14, 2019
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Ray
Posted: October 14, 2019
Want a wonderful experience to have your daughter playing the accompaniment.  I have changed the piece a little.  Of course any version, especially the original, is always a great experience to play.  Enjoy the piece.

Sarah Bondi
Posted: October 14, 2019
Love this song
Ray
I love this song.   Thank you for posting it..  I  am going to play it and coerce my daughter to accompany me on the piano.  Thanks for sharing! 
Sarah

Ray
Posted: October 11, 2019
Hi Gregory,
Of Course you will be able to play this piece.  And that goes for anyone who would like to play it.  Cool.  

On the copy for Muscore, I did not put any fingering on it so that people could decide for themselves what colours sounded best to them.  What I posted is all in first position but even then for the open strings you could play fourth fingers if you wanted or mix it up.

In m.12 play the G and then finish off by returning to the beginning.  I thought this would make for a nice Introduction to the music.  Then play all the way through.  You have the option to play in a higher octave, if you want and perhaps a little quicker tempo.  Up to you of course as it should be.  There is a neat little ornament on F# in m.8  (but when you are playing all the way through to the end).  

Then I have written a Conclusion of sorts when after you have played through the entire piece you return to the second note in m.12.  I could not find the rit. symbol but I would then really slow down the tempo for say the last 3 maybe three and half measures.

Hope I have not muddied the waters with my explanations.  Of course You could just start with what I have down and then change it to fit your own vision.  :)))

Oh, when I listed in Muscore it listed it under piano and I do not know how to get it out of there.  Right now it is the last two posted under O Come O Come Emmanuel.  and my username is Rabn. 

Hope you have fun playing it and look forward to hearing your own version.  :)))

Gregory Gillis
Posted: October 11, 2019
Ray Id love to perform this arrangement. Do I have your permission to play it & post on this thread? Also, question: what software did you use to create this transcription? 

Timothy Smith
Posted: October 11, 2019
I am thinking about practicing this song as something I can play around Christmas so I asked my teacher about learning it. 
Surprisingly she is having me learn it by rote in Bm. I have no idea why she picked that key, unless it's a bit easier to play on violin?

Dianne
Posted: October 9, 2019
Much harder and somber piece, looks like quite a workout! I have a feeling getting through that one would result in a major breakthrough with the fast shifts and varied rhythms, much like the vibrato graduation piece was for me- hard! But worth it. My playing has never been quite the same since. Have you been working on this? Thank you for the great suggestion for further 3rd position work.

Ted Adachi
Posted: October 9, 2019
Hi Ray,
Sorry for this tangent but this is a note for Dianne.

Dianne,
I don't know if you've tried Beth's Benda Grave piece but if not, I found that for me, that this was a really intensive study for 3rd position.

Ray
Posted: October 9, 2019


Ray
Posted: October 9, 2019
Thanks Dianne,

By all means, of course, if anyone wants to play this it is certainly all right.  I have the right-hand rhythm pattern completed so I can post it if anyone would like that.

After one of your comments, on a previous post of mine, you suggested shifting as a way to train the mind not to have left thumb squeezing.  So that me rethinking the fingering on this piece.  Because I was wanting the A on the D string, especially in the last few measures, I started to wonder whether I could use this piece as shifting goal.  

Ray

Dianne
Posted: October 9, 2019
This is so nice! I can also try this as an exercise in 3rd position if you wouldn't mind- it's perfect for it. I really don't have great pieces for 3rd position 'in position' playing that are as beautiful as this piece. I purchased a book and it was a little disappointing because they were very simple pieces that were not that inspiring, as this is. Great work!

Ray
Posted: October 8, 2019
Thank you for the response, Timothy.  I wasn't too sure, first in changing anything, I mean it sounds so terrific without my mucking about.  And then I wasn't too sure about stopping a measure, part way through, in order to make a kind of introduction to the piece.  And then making a conclusion by repeating the last 7 measures from where the introduction left off from.  In my head it makes sense.  Any way, thanks for the feedback.

Timothy Smith
Posted: October 8, 2019
I love this tune. Looks like you have a decent start on it. Generally played in another key. At the tempo it's generally played on piano you would need to use a fast tempo or go to 8th notes. Without my violin it's tough to judge violin stroke info.