Kirmes_Orgel_004_2_Rosamunde.mp3
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October 31st, 2006

Stereo field-recording of a kermis organ in a small German town while a funfair. The recorded selfplaying organ machine was build in 1904 by a Bavarian organ builder. It works with folded papers that have holes to code the music. Outside you see a barocklike design with angels drumming and a moving conductor in the middle etc. Each musical play has always about 6 to 12 music tracks. The music are folksongs or popular music at the beginning of the 20th century. I separated the tracks by cutting and converted them from wav to mp3. This track has the title "Rosamunde". Its a very famous folksong / popular song of a man singing to his beloved [Rosamunde], assuring her of his honesty and love. This song today is often sung by drunken pride of men - its still famous.

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    bl33d 5 years, 3 months ago

    This sample was used in soundscape made for small exhibition in Finland.

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    Txmidi 5 years, 3 months ago

    Excellent theme but sadly the recording is overdriven.

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    Tangwystl 5 years, 4 months ago

    Excellent! I've been searching for fair organ recordings for some time. My mother came from a famous menagerie family and as a girl she danced on a stage to the music of the family's organ in the 1920s and 30s.

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    s141995 7 years, 2 months ago

    hahaha, I thought that was pretty funny, I got a good laugh out of it

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    daveincamas 7 years, 8 months ago

    Thank you for sharing this. This sort of thing does not exist here in the USA. One of the things I love about freesound is hearing things that are unique to an area, such as this.

    I have a player piano built in 1910, perhaps someday I will make a recording of it.

    One thing to think about with this sample - the volume is a little high - could you pull it down a little?

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Type
Mp3 (.mp3)
Duration
01:54:757
Filesize
1.8 MB
Bitrate
1378 kbps
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Stereo
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