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Finding a piece from a fragment
#2744490 06/14/18 06:17 PM
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I took piano lessons from age 5 to 10. I was a terrible student who never practiced but in the end I scraped a UK RCM grade 3 and quit. That was in 1961. I didn't touch the piano since until last September.

One of the last pieces of music I played - and was the only piece I can remember actually learning - and that was only because I spent the week at my Grandparents House on my own and was bored, so learnt this music was a piece that I strongly suspect was in the Grade 3 syllabus at the time. I can't find the music book it was in (although I do have other music from before that time) and I can't remember very much of it.

But I just read a post in the Adult Beginners Forum where someone else was trying to find the name of a piece of music and the suggestion was to post here. So that's what I am doing.

Here is a couple of fragments I can remember of the tune SoundClound. The first part is the first few notes of the A section, whilst the second part is the first few notes of the B section. I am afraid that is all I can remember of it.

But I would love to find out what piece of music this was and even better obtain the sheet music for it. Can anyone help

Thanks.

PS tried shezam but no joy

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How about this?

Listen to the phrase starting 16 seconds in....and compare to the section of your recording starting at .25

https://youtu.be/S2vGL2TnjrU





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I agree with Carey.

The first section sounded Bachian, but I'm no Bach specialist.

The only few notes I recognise in B is from this famous aria:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz8n2tVyGwc


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It is definitely not from the marriage of figaro and I would say I am 90% sure its not Mozart or Bach. I had thought, when I first started wondering about this last September that it might have been Scarlatti, but I am unable to find anything of his that closely resembles this.

I am also pretty sure its in E minor.

I was wondering if anyone knew what was in the Grade 3 syllabus back in 1961.

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Have you tried asking in the ABRSM forum? - https://www.abrsm.org/forum/index.php?act=idx

PW is an American forum, and very few here do ABRSM or Trinity exams.


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Hornpipe by Henry Purcell, I think. Fascinating how this piece has stayed in your memory for half a century!

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Originally Posted by Eric399
Hornpipe by Henry Purcell, I think. Fascinating how this piece has stayed in your memory for half a century!


No, that is not it. At least not this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKJqn5ub4Es

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Originally Posted by bennevis
Have you tried asking in the ABRSM forum? - https://www.abrsm.org/forum/index.php?act=idx

PW is an American forum, and very few here do ABRSM or Trinity exams.



But many more members here. But I will ask now I've taken the time to produce the small fragment.

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Originally Posted by akc42
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Have you tried asking in the ABRSM forum? - https://www.abrsm.org/forum/index.php?act=idx

PW is an American forum, and very few here do ABRSM or Trinity exams.



But many more members here. But I will ask now I've taken the time to produce the small fragment.
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You might contact ABRSM management. Since you know this is grade three, 1961, they may be able to email you a copy of the syllabus


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Hornpipe by Henry Purcell, I think. Fascinating how this piece has stayed in your memory for half a century!


No, that is not it. At least not this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKJqn5ub4Es



I apologies - there is more than one hornpipe. It is this one



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Originally Posted by bennevis
Have you tried asking in the ABRSM forum? - https://www.abrsm.org/forum/index.php?act=idx


I did - and got a reply which pointed me at the sheet music on Amazon (UK) which I just ordered.

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Originally Posted by akc42
Originally Posted by bennevis
Have you tried asking in the ABRSM forum? - https://www.abrsm.org/forum/index.php?act=idx


I did - and got a reply which pointed me at the sheet music on Amazon (UK) which I just ordered.


I am happy you found it and have ordered the sheet music!



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