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Pigalle

Post by wirralaccordion » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:07 pm

As per the post above I have searched for this on google et al and not been able to find the music beyond the first page. Can anyone please give me a link to the sheet music. Thanks.

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Re: Pigalle

Post by JerryPH » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:22 pm

There are a couple of versions... can you find a youtube version of the song you are looking for?
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Re: Pigalle

Post by Keymn » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:50 pm

I have it in one of my French books. Full piano and lyrics...funny you should ask, I am doing a French gig tomorrow. One of the songs on the list. Did you look at Musicnotes.com?
https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/m ... =MN0112488
They have the accordion music but looks like only the second part. Piano version above is what I have. 1st part of the song is important. Do not see it in the accordion version...
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Re: Pigalle

Post by fjsys » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:30 pm

There is an accordion version in the Frank Marocco book:
Frank Marocco: Jazz Accordeon Volume 1

but I don't know of any online (and I am assuming free...) source for the arrangement.

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Re: Pigalle

Post by wirralaccordion » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:31 pm

Re versions on Youtube I love this guy's playing ( and his accordion )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FukQ2BfZqOA

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Re: Pigalle

Post by JerryPH » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:23 pm

Ok, I found the rendition of it that I made oh so long ago, now I am going to see if I can find you the music. :)
Pigalle... Jerry Style
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Re: Pigalle

Post by Thomas N » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:14 am

JerryPH wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Ok, I found the rendition of it that I made oh so long ago, now I am going to see if I can find you the music. :)
Pigalle... Jerry Style
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Re: Pigalle

Post by Keymn » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:44 am

Thomas N wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:14 am
JerryPH wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Ok, I found the rendition of it that I made oh so long ago, now I am going to see if I can find you the music. :)
Pigalle... Jerry Style
VERY nice Jerry! I really liked that!
Nice...I need to practice this song...
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Re: Pigalle

Post by JeffJetton » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:45 pm

Not free, or online, but there's a nice version of it (plus other good French tunes) in Holzschuh's "Musette Melodien" book:

https://www.holzschuh-verlag.de/akkorde ... lusiv.html

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Re: Pigalle

Post by maugein96 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:50 pm

Hi Phil,

This tune was attempted by all the French pro accordionists, and IMHO not a single one of them was able to make a decent job of it on the French type CBAs. It is one of several French "chanson" numbers that tend to sound better on a PA. Unfortunately the composer/singer, Georges Ulmer, was a Dane, and sang the tune in his Copenhagen accent, which did not really "cut it". That may have been the reason why most musette players tended to play it tongue in cheek. Ulmer pronounces "Metro" as "Metwo", instead of voicing the fricative French "r" that is a trademark of Parisian French. Most Danes pronounce the letter "r" the same as Geordies in England. In other words they don't pronounce it at all!

Jerry's version is one of the best I've heard and I hope he can find the score for you. However, I managed to work this whole tune out in my head as it was so popular, regardless of who wrote it and sang it in whatever accent. It isn't too difficult, and is usually played in C. There is one passage which changes to Cm, but other than that it is fairly straightforward.

Here is a link to the one French accordionist, Maurice Larcange, who IMHO made a half decent job of playing it, but even then he was assisted by a studio orchestra, and a hell of a lot of multi tracking.

FWIW most French CBA players tend to play it too fast, and that together with the now normal two voice "americain" tuning of their instruments makes it sound pretty thin. PA players tend to take a more leisurely approach to French musette, and although that tends to detract from most musette style tunes (to we CBA types), it often works better for the "chanson" type of music like this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAtADy27kJ4

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Re: Pigalle

Post by maugein96 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:25 am

Phil,

Found the whole score, and here is a link to the French source. They have enabled a photo of the score for public viewing on the site. and you should be able to work it out if you can blow the image up. I knew the original never ran to anything like three pages, and you'll see it only stretches to a page and a third.

This is the original version, and I appreciate that may not have been the one you were looking for. There are various other scores of it available to suit brass and woodwind instruments, and I daresay there will be other adaptations to suit various accordionist's preferences. Hopefully it will at least get you through the tune.

https://www.partitions-anciennes.com/fr ... -1945.html

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Re: Pigalle

Post by wirralaccordion » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:44 pm

Thank you maugein96

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