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Posted: 30 Aug 07, 00:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok, have fun.


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Posted: 30 Aug 07, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, if you were a tenor (or even a baritone) singing from a piece of *solo* sheet music, it's one of those supposedly "understood" things that you will read treble clef, and it sounds (in your voice) an octave lower than if you played it on the piano as written. (*Sometimes* baritone/bass stuff will be written in bass clef, but often it will be in treble clef).

Please do not stick forks in your eyes, as this is a technicality issue regarding music notation for performance practice.

Sorry I can't answer you about the piano part, though.


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Posted: 30 Aug 07, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Love of my life (studio version) an octave higher? Damn! I don't think that's possible for anybody else but a trained soprano. Mozart's Magic flute, anyone?

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Posted: 30 Aug 07, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

Thanks !

I asked the people at the store specifically about that, and they didn't really give me a clear answer.


LOL, and here I thought my answer wasn't clear at all!


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Posted: 30 Aug 07, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

beautifulsoup has it spot-on. The convention would be to sing it an octave lower than it's printed on the score.

Also, the piano part is good (excepting the trill in bar 5 which is...wrong), if a little simplified .


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