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Christmas 2012 Group Project
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Fiddlerman
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October 23, 2012 - 6:29 pm
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I'm now taking suggestions and want to get started on this project ASAP to have as many participants as possible this time.

Here is a suggestion made by Kelly (Grofica):

this song would rock on violin..... "Do you hear what i hear" and there are parts that sort of overlap so that would be cool with the different parts. i think it would be really neat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....S9jwKr4QCI

I agree that "Do You Hear What I Hear" would be great. thumbs-up

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Do You Hear What I Hear........ That would be a great project. 1 vote from me.

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"God rest ye merry gentlemen "  is awesome on violins

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Do you Hear What I hear is one of my all-time fave holiday pieces.  I've already been working a bit on coming up with a version.  So it would def get my vote, if a vote is being called.

Though God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is a great old tune.

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I love DYHWIH! I've got sheet music for it, so I can start pre-practicing until you post your arrangement, Pierre.

I like GRYMG, too. That's a nice traditional piece that sounds good on the violin. A couple others in that genre would be The Holly and the Ivy and Good King Wenceslas.

I was also thinking Silver Bells has potential because of the call and answer part.

That's my two cents! Looking forward to whatever you choose.

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My 2 cents; I like DYHWIH, but I LOVE GRYMG!

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Hey ... I vote for anything popular with the masses ...

But the first suggestion sounds lovely to me.  I don't know the tune, and I hope the arrangement won't be beyond me.  I'll have a go anyway.

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carol of the bells or a medley of fun holiday songs. frosty  rudolph etc.

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I'll do it, no matter what it is! I think I'd like "Do you hear what I hear?" as well.

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I'll keep listening to you guys for a few days. It's a tight race. Kind of like our presidential runnings. Maybe we'll have to have a debate to determine which of the two are the closest.

Robert - Did you hear last years Christmas Project? We actually did a medley of "Carol of the Bells" and "What Child is This".

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I would vote for GRYMG. It sounds great on violin(s). I think just about everyone is familiar with it.
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I've never heard DYHWIH before; it's probably not very international. And it sounds rather too sweet and ballad-y for my tastes... But GRYMG is grym!, which is Swedish slang for awesome. So that gets my vote!

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I hadn't thought about the issue of how international the options listed so far are.  But one thing that did cross my mind after thinking on the songs a bit is that GRYMG is in the public domain, while I am pretty sure DYHWIH is not. 

Not sure how much of a consideration that is for these projects, but after some hesitation, I figured it maybe should be mentioned.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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DYHWIH ? 

No. The 1962 song is administered by Jewel Music; various arrangements, performances, and recordings will have their own rightsholders.
 
GRYMG ?
© The copyright holder of this file, Adam Cuerden, allows anyone to use it for any purpose, provided that the copyright holder is properly attributed. Redistribution, derivative work, commercial use, and all other use is permitted.
Attribution: All uses of this file outside of the Wikimedia Foundation must credit http://commons.wikimedia.org and Adam Cuerden.
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Earliest known publication of GRYMG that I found on a quick search was 1760.  So while anyone may write a version or their own arrangement and copyright that, the song itself would be public domain.  If I wrote an arrangement of it this year, I could copyright that particular arrangement or a file of a performance of it, but that would not change the status of the original song itself.

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PD, work's the same as a U.S. Patent. All you need to do is change something on a exhisting patent and you're ok. us-4240

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Angels we have heard on high

O come all ye faithfull

First Noel

and my favorite Christmas song....Silent Night

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Pierre, I had forgotten what a great vid this was,,, or should I say, it was grym (you wacky Swedes, lol).  Thanks for putting it up; it was the first spark of the holiday season for me this year! 

It's so funny to see how much younger everyone looked in just a year!  And where's Candace been these past 6 mo.s!!!

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There were a few faces that have disappeared from the forum. Sometimes they leave then they come back. smile
With all these new suggestions I am more confused than ever.
Has anyone seen Kelly lately? Since DYHWIH was her suggestion to begin with, I was hoping that she would partake in the discussion.

Nice suggestions Kevin but it only makes it tougher on me. LOL

In a short while I want to vote between the most popular pieces.

DYHWIH or
GRYMG

but in the meanwhile maybe there are other pieces to add to the list. Kevin had a few suggestions above.

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My favorite Christmas Carol is "O Holy Night,"

but I'm OK with whatever gets picked, so long as it's not "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer..."

 

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