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Post by ToddHW » October 27th, 2014, 4:13 pm

unreadpages wrote:Here is Plume Act 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_plume_02.mp3
Duration 7:17

Peter
PL OK! However - is that tune for "over the hills" your own, a PD traditional tune, or....

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Post by ToddHW » October 27th, 2014, 4:19 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:Todd,
Sorry about that. Corrected stage directions have been uploaded.
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Great. All PL OK now!

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Post by unreadpages » October 27th, 2014, 5:49 pm

ToddHW wrote:
unreadpages wrote:Here is Plume Act 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_plume_02.mp3
Duration 7:17

Peter
PL OK! However - is that tune for "over the hills" your own, a PD traditional tune, or....

Thanks, Todd
Hi Todd

The song is an old traditional recruiting song, I'm certain it would be PD. There are a number of versions on YouTube, I quite like this one:
http://youtu.be/BO8OwxSwHus

Cheers
Peter

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Post by ToddHW » October 27th, 2014, 6:39 pm

unreadpages wrote:
ToddHW wrote:
unreadpages wrote:Here is Plume Act 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_plume_02.mp3
Duration 7:17

Peter
PL OK! However - is that tune for "over the hills" your own, a PD traditional tune, or....

Thanks, Todd
Hi Todd

The song is an old traditional recruiting song, I'm certain it would be PD. There are a number of versions on YouTube, I quite like this one:
http://youtu.be/BO8OwxSwHus

Cheers
Peter
Great, since as Serjeant Kite I think I have to sing it too.

Here's an article establishing its ancient roots - and mentioning that it is in this play!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Hills_and_Far_Away_%28traditional_song%29

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 27th, 2014, 6:48 pm

We still need to find a source for the tune. Wikipedia says it was published in Thomas D'Urfey's Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Hills_and_Far_Away_%28traditional_song%29

I've found a facsimile of that book on Archive, in 6 volumes, but didn't see this title under "O" in the index in any of the volumes.

https://archive.org/details/witmirthorpillst12newy
https://archive.org/details/witmirthorpillst34newy
https://archive.org/details/witmirthorpillst56newy

No more time to look tonight, but wanted to share what I had found so far. You would think with as traditional and popular this tune is, that it shouldn't be difficult to find a musical version published 1922 or before . . .

[And that youtube video is stunning. Love the base drummer dressed in a tiger skin, complete with the head on his back. The Brits can sure do military ceremony well.]

MaryAnn

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Post by unreadpages » October 31st, 2014, 10:40 pm

Here is Plume Act 3

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_plume_03.mp3
Duration 8:03
BTW this time I made up the tune to the song so I give permission for it to be used!

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Post by ToddHW » November 1st, 2014, 4:33 am

unreadpages wrote:Here is Plume Act 3

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_plume_03.mp3
Duration 8:03
BTW this time I made up the tune to the song so I give permission for it to be used!

Peter
Thanks, Todd

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Post by SteveToner » November 1st, 2014, 7:06 pm

Here is Steward, Act the Fifth, 33 seconds in length:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_steward_5.mp3

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Post by ToddHW » November 1st, 2014, 7:16 pm

SteveToner wrote:Here is Steward, Act the Fifth, 33 seconds in length:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_steward_5.mp3
Thanks!

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Post by Tortilla » November 4th, 2014, 3:57 pm

Hello everyone,
I am currently somewhat MIA due to classes, but I will be back during breaks. I'll check up when I can, and I am slowly making my way through my DRs! Thank you for your patience.
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Post by ToddHW » November 4th, 2014, 5:06 pm

unreadpages wrote:Here is Plume Act 3

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_plume_03.mp3
Duration 8:03
BTW this time I made up the tune to the song so I give permission for it to be used!

Peter
@ 3:23 the line is "The March beer at the Raven. I have been doubly serving the king, raising men" but the underlined portion is missing.

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Post by ToddHW » November 4th, 2014, 5:12 pm

In Act 4, you stopped too soon. There are two more lines.
Lucy. Oh, madam! a thousand.

Kite. I must beg your patience till another time, for I expect more company this minute; besides, I must discharge the gentleman under the table.

Lucy. O, pray, sir, discharge us first!
Other acts PL OK.

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Post by ToddHW » November 4th, 2014, 5:16 pm

ToddHW wrote:
SteveToner wrote:Here is Steward, Act the Fifth, 33 seconds in length:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/recruitingofficer_steward_5.mp3
Thanks!

Todd
PL OK!

Thanks, Todd

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