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Party Time - Celebrate with a Song From Your Country
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Thanks, everyone--

@Ilona Beautiful tune--congrats on your recital!

@ABitRusty I was thinking at first just like Emily--Smoke on the Waterlaugh  Nice bow work on that one, GregW.

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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Wow,

Thanks all for posting, ya'all, your all sounding great!  dancing

 

Mark violin-studentviolin_girlbanana

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Hullo there,

Ok so I'm cheating a bit on this one, I'm submitting only an audio file, because it's so much easier for me to record audio rather than audio+video...
https://drive.google.com/file/.....sp=sharing
(excuse my sometimes poor intonation ! I'm not doing this song justice)

This is not folk music (I couldn't find anything representative of France as a whole – I'm not playing the national anthem, no way). It's not even instrumental, it's originally a song (love song) called Hymne à l'amour, by Edith Piaf (in 1949), a very renowned french singer.
Here is her performance :
And she even made an english version :

For those interested, it sounds really nice on cello. Here is Gautier Capuçon (one of the best current french cellists) playing it :

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hello @wtw i liked your playing and song choice.  This sounded like you had a live pianist playing with you ( not backing track )  very nice and well done.   by the way...i think I prefer the French version of Edith's recording even though I dont speak French..  great post!

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That was very nice, WTW. Thank you for sharing that.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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@ABitRusty thanks ! Sorry, forgot, here is the pianist-backing-track I use :

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@wtw -

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That's a very beautiful, emotional song and you really played it well! 

"Hymne à l'amour" is definitely a French song. 

"Jean-Joseph Mouret was a French composer whose dramatic works made him one of the leading exponents of Baroque music in his country." (wikipedia) 

You've brought new light to this Party! 🤗  

 

Btw, did you ever submit a video in the Critique section?  Or did you ever participate in any of the Fiddlerman Group Projects? 

Even though you didn't show your face here, you have in the past - so you should at least request a "Video Badge".   

 

@Mouse  ...hint, hint 

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Great Party!

- Emily

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Thank ye @Mouse @ELCBK !

I hadn't even heard of Mouret – will have to look him up.

Nice hint ;–) Yes, I think I have posted both in the critique and "normal video" sections in the past. It doesn't really matter much, though.

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Hi, all. Just a reminder, if you feel you earned a badge, and are interested in getting one, please go here and follow the instructions:

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Remember a post or video can only be used for one badge, and videos have specific requirements. Please only request badges for yourself in that topic thread and include the link to the never been used for a badge before topic post. You may also PM mouse,  including the link, in addition.

Please read the post about badge requirements, if you feel you have qualified. It is the second topic in the Badges group titled, “Description and Requirements of Individual Badges”.

If requests are not made in the Did You Meet A Badge Requirement topic post, it will most likely not be seen. 

Thank you for your assistance.

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@wtw That was beautiful!
I knew this song, I have heard Edith Piaf’s version but this song has also been translated into Finnish, and I've heard it even more often.

But that cello version! Oh, I really, really like it! ❤️

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@wtw Very nice playing.  Kay Starr sang an English verison (If You Really Love Me) of this in 1950.   But I think the original with Piaf is best.

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Wtw,

Well done,

Thank you for posting.

 

Mark

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Nice theme for a party Mouse :D

Here is me playing La Riviere Tanier, it's more of a lullaby that parents would sing. It actually has quite a sad theme though!

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@Tipiaowsek That was lovely. Thank you so much for joining my party.

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@Tipiaowsek -

That was beautiful!  

Really enjoyed your playing! 

I wasn't very familiar with Mauritius,

so I did a little reading - beautiful place!

And I did manage to get a partial translation of the lyrics

- would love to know more. 

Happy you joined this Party! 

 

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- Emily

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@Tipiaowsek Very nice song--Great Job!

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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I'm trying to catch up with all the Parties, so

@Mouse - I'm finally joining in here! 

Here's my attempt of Lee Greenwood's, "God Bless The USA!" 

 

 

GREAT PARTY! 

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...using all 5 strings! 

- Emily

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Way to go!!!

😁

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Tipiaowsek,  ELCBK 

Way to light up the party!

Thanks for posting.

Mark

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@ elcbk and @Tipiaowsek missed those earlier... great songs and very nice playing!  enjoyed that!  

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