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    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
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    Turkey Fantasy

    This fantasy-variations is based on an American folk tune with a variety of names. The polite name was Turkey in the Straw, which is what I learned back in 1943.


    Turkey Fantasy
    http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin...?scoreid=97444

    Like much of my music, it begins calmly enough, but then strays a bit.

    The mp3 was made using GPO Steinway, the best way to listen.

    I have no idea why I thought of doing this, except, maybe, I needed a change of pace.

    richardw

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    Re: Turkey Fantasy

    Gosh, as the start there, I wondered if I'd clicked
    the wrong link; or maybe you'd gone soft on us,
    Richard... lol!

    But it turns into some good, edgy Wayland as we
    move along. Neat set of variations, Richard; I
    enjoyed this.

    My best,

    David
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    Re: Turkey Fantasy

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Gosh, as the start there, I wondered if I'd clicked
    the wrong link; or maybe you'd gone soft on us,
    Richard... lol!

    But it turns into some good, edgy Wayland as we
    move along. Neat set of variations, Richard; I
    enjoyed this.

    My best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Well, thanks, David. Yes, it did begin (deliberately) banal, which I thought made a good setup for what follows. I listened to it many times, and still enjoy it. I have thought of doing something of the sort with Casey Jones driving the Arkansas Traveller while Bill Bailey was going to please come home while Betsy from Pike was working on the railroad from Memphis to St. Jo, trying to work her way to Darling Clementine.

    Richard

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    Re: Turkey Fantasy

    You know, I think a set of these would make a fine
    suite, Richard, quite seriously. Good idea.

    David
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    Re: Turkey Fantasy

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    You know, I think a set of these would make a fine
    suite, Richard, quite seriously. Good idea.

    David
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    Well, okay, I will see what I can do!

    Richard

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    Re: Turkey Fantasy

    I really like this one, Richard! Full of humor and variety. The way it returns to the original tonality and strays again should make it enjoyable by just about any audience.

    Excellent work!

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