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    Need Free WAV file of Fur Elise

    My 9 year old nephew has been humming this and would like a copy for his iPod. Can anyone recommend a link? Thanks.

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    Re: Need Free WAV file of Fur Elise

    Quote Originally Posted by ejr View Post
    My 9 year old nephew has been humming this and would like a copy for his iPod. Can anyone recommend a link? Thanks.
    Well, if you don't locate a suitable one, I will make one. Are you sure you want WAV and not mp3? WAV will be better quality, but a much larger file, and probably won't be found for this reason. For my own use, on a Sony Walkman, I use high resolution mp3 which approaches WAV quality.

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    Re: Need Free WAV file of Fur Elise

    IMSLP is the first place I check for stuff like this:

    http://imslp.org/wiki/F%C3%BCr_Elise..._Ludwig_van%29

    They've got 3 CC By non-commercial licensed recordings for Fur Elise on there, and you're free to do whatever you want with those non-commercially so long as credit is given (one of them is 'no derivatives' though). Note that the 'purchase' section is just links to amazon/etc. for if you were looking for a CD, paper copy of the score, etc., and not the mp3's that are freely available for download.

    It's hit and miss (usually miss) for whether there will be an actual recording for a given piece, but you'll find them for a number of the more popular pieces. Not a bad place for scores though, for pieces that are now in the public domain.
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    Re: Need Free WAV file of Fur Elise

    Well, since the project has my interest, I will probably have a version up tomorrow, both wav and mp3.

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    Re: Need Free WAV file of Fur Elise

    Wow. That would be great. I spent some time looking for this piece with him yesterday (well, for as long as a nine-year-old's patience would allow) and everything we came up with was "royalty free" after purchase or something that wouldn't play back.

    You're right, mp3 would be better for him. I was going to make an mp3 from the wav file myself, using Sonar.

    I want to encourage his interest in music, since he seems to have an inherent attraction to classical pieces and doesn't get much exposure to them through the normal media channels.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Need Free WAV file of Fur Elise

    The file is ready for upload, but it is 4:20 am, and time for bed. I will upload it this afternoon.

    I had fun with it, and was inspired to do a set of variations on it, which will give me a break from a piece I have been working on for a long time, about 150 page score for two pianos.

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    Re: Need Free WAV file of Fur Elise

    Well, here is the link to Box:

    Für Elise


    I expect Ludwig would have appreciated my rendition, but it may be more than your nephew expected.

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    Thanks! He'll love it.

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    Re: Need Free WAV file of Fur Elise

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland View Post
    Well, here is the link to Box:

    Für Elise


    I expect Ludwig would have appreciated my rendition, but it may be more than your nephew expected.

    Richard
    Listening to this with a big grin on my face.

    Sound quality isn't quite so clear as the IMSLP ones, which are also very by-the-book, but it sounds like you had a lot of fun with this.
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