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#1113452 - 08/23/06 10:33 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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except where "Feliz Navidad" is concerned
I hate, Hate, HATE that song! It has two words for the chorus. TWO FREAKING WORDS! And only two lines for the verse! It's the worst song ever written.
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it will be interesting (to me, at least) to see how each person interprets it.
Hey, maybe we ought to have a Silent Night pianoathon and get in the record books for the most interpretations of a song in a single forum thread. laugh

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#1113453 - 08/23/06 10:39 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Hey, maybe we ought to have a Silent Night pianoathon and get in the record books for the most interpretations of a song in a single forum thread. laugh
If I can find a Liszt piano transcription of Silent Night, I am in for the Silent Nightathon. laugh

#1113454 - 08/23/06 12:03 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Wish I had the ability to play the Chopin selection Frycek mentions.

I am definitely "giving" it to her. I know it will be a great performance. smile

I have to settle for that old Mel Torme standard: The Christmas Song. The "chestnuts roasting by an open fire" one. :rolleyes:

The arrangement is by Dan Fox, and it is from a collection of 114 All-Time Family Favorites put out by Readers Digest in 1972.

I'm choosing it because you can play it fairly slowly. I don't do fast very good.


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#1113455 - 08/23/06 12:10 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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except where "Feliz Navidad" is concerned
I hate, Hate, HATE that song! It has two words for the chorus. TWO FREAKING WORDS! And only two lines for the verse! It's the worst song ever written.
Hear, hear! And after our posts, I doubt anybody would dare to sign up for it, so we can breathe easy. thumb


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#1113456 - 08/23/06 12:35 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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prospero ano y felicidad

so it has six words! :p

(please forgive the lack of a tilda over the n in ano, I can't figure out how to make that happen)

don't have any particular song planned, yet, but it won't be Feliz Navidad!

Sorry I missed recital 3; I didn't have anything post-worthy! Maybe it will be ready by recital 4.

#1113457 - 08/23/06 12:42 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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felix navidad...da da da da da....felix navidad...da da da da da laugh

I think I'll write up my own piano transcription of this COOL song. laugh ha

#1113458 - 08/23/06 12:51 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:
I'm choosing it because you can play it fairly slowly. I don't do fast very good.
Exactly the reason I chose mine, Kathleen! LOL The arrangement I am working from is much, much slower than you usually hear this song. I might be able to keep up.... wink


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#1113459 - 08/23/06 01:40 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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If no one's claimed Feliz Navidad as their song, I'll take it! It's one of my all-time holiday faves! Catchy rhythm, catchy melody, catchy lyrics!

Come on, everyone sing with me! "Feliz navidad, feliz navidad, feliz navidad something in Spanish, some more Spanish, and even more Spanish!"


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#1113460 - 08/23/06 01:43 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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You guys are going to make me lose my reputation as one of the few people on the whole PW forum who never flamed anybody. :t:

Bob, I suggest we rename the recital from "Holiday Recital" to "Recital for Any Holiday Song EXCEPT Feliz Navidad." laugh


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#1113461 - 08/23/06 03:24 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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"Feliz Navidad" - All the Spanish I know. I once used it to tell a Mexican friend "Happy Birthday." He looked at me strangely.


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#1113462 - 08/23/06 03:46 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Originally posted by Frycek:
"Feliz Navidad" - All the Spanish I know. I once used it to tell a Mexican friend "Happy Birthday." He looked at me strangely.
Jeez... What's the matter with him? Maybe he just doesn't speak proper Spanish. Harumph!! :p laugh


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#1113463 - 08/23/06 04:11 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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I have a theory why we hate it so much.

If you happen to hear it in a place where you can't shut if off, change the station, or plug your ears, etc.., then it's difficult to get it out of your head.

It's one of those songs that activates neural synapses & resonates in that weird part of our brain & results in a pathological condition where the brain repeats it unmercilously until we are able to flood that area of the brain with some other stimulus (other thoughts, alcohol, etc..).

Feliz Navidad is particularly virulent when it gets into the brain.


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#1113464 - 08/23/06 04:18 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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I think Feliz Navidad sung by "Charro" is what what the true meaning of
christmas is all about!; isn't it??

You know, that Hoochie Coochie chick with the big Bazooka's!! eek ha

#1113465 - 08/23/06 05:49 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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I see Charro on TV advertising some car fix-it place. She looks pretty good for a woman her age (what...about 60)?
laugh

I should look so good. :rolleyes:

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#1113466 - 08/23/06 05:55 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Originally posted by Opus45:
If you happen to hear it in a place where you can't shut if off, change the station, or plug your ears, etc.., then it's difficult to get it out of your head.

It's one of those songs that activates neural synapses & resonates in that weird part of our brain & results in a pathological condition where the brain repeats it mercilously until we are able to flood that area of the brain with some other stimulus (other thoughts, alcohol, etc..).
Otherwise know as an "earworm."


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#1113467 - 08/23/06 07:41 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Originally posted by AdagioM:
so it has six words! :p
Come on now be fair.

Here are the actual lyrics.

Everyone sing along with Charro! smile


Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of my heart.

We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of our heart.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of our heart.

We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of our heart.

From the bottom of my heart.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero Ano y Felicidad.

We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of our heart.

We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
From the bottom of our heart.

From the bottom of my heart.
From the bottom of my heart.

We wanna wish you
From our hearts.


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#1113468 - 08/23/06 07:53 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Otherwise know as an "earworm."
Didn't they have one of those in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan? smile

Really Copper, you have a cruel streak! eek

#1113469 - 08/23/06 08:36 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Otherwise know as an "earworm."
Didn't they have one of those in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan? smile
That was more like an ear.... bug??? LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earworm


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#1113470 - 08/23/06 09:36 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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19 repetitions of "I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas" is about 17 too many. Copper, a pox on you for posting those lyrics and getting that frigging song stuck on my brain. bah


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#1113471 - 08/24/06 09:04 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Heh, I don't think I ever heard Feliz Navidad before. I'm strongly considering it for the recital now. wink

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#1113472 - 08/24/06 10:20 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Otherwise know as an "earworm."
Didn't they have one of those in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan? smile
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#1113473 - 08/24/06 11:31 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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eek Copper defintely needs to get a REAL job. He has much too much time on his hands. :p

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I wonder if playing Mr. Garrison's Christmas Song from South Park would get me banned.

Hmmm...

Probably.

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#1113475 - 09/20/06 10:39 PM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Since Scott was asking about the recital in the other thread, I thought it was probably worth bumping this up to see if anybody else wanted to put their dibs on a piece.

I realized only belatedly that bumping this unfortunately also runs the real risk of The Song That Must Not Be Named of getting stuck in everybody's head again... bah


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#1113476 - 09/21/06 08:36 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Another *BUMP*

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Hmm, maybe it's about time to start practicing my piece... only about 8 weeks left. wink


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#1113478 - 09/21/06 08:46 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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Eight Weeks????

How the heck did that happen??

I had three months just yesterday....


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#1113479 - 09/21/06 09:08 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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I'm feeling more than slightly panicky myself. I signed up to play a song that I attempted to learn last Christmas and made reasonable progress on it then. I figured that a year later with all my improved piano skills (ha!), that it would be a piece of cake. That has turned out to be an overly optimistic assumption on my part. When I was learning it last year, it was before I owned a metronome. So when I said to myself, "hey, self, you'd better check your playing of this piece against the metronome before pressing that Red Dot," I had the rude realization that I have *serious* timing issues with this piece... and in essence I have to un-learn everything I had done last year and start from scratch. cursing

Only 8 weeks? Yikes! eek


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#1113480 - 09/21/06 09:41 AM Re: Holiday Recital Selections  
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I'm playing a Melody Bober arrangement of "What Child is This." It's that or send in my "Oh Holy Night" from 2 years ago...that would need to be relearned if I wanted to record it again. That's my current Christmas repertoire!!


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OK, I'm going to really try to fake a version the only Christmas song I really like and it's NOT Feliz Navidad.

I'm working on Oh, Holy Night, the ransom version. We'll see.


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