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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    sunghoso 4 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you. I may use this for non profit event promo video

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    bl33d 10 years, 10 months ago

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

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    Txmidi 10 years, 10 months ago

    Excellent theme but sadly the recording is overdriven.

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    Tangwystl 10 years, 11 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 12 years, 8 months ago

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

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