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Interesting Facts About Owls:

Owls are fond of beer, especially dark beer. Occasionally, at breweries, an owl will sample too much and fall into the vat. When this happens, the beer is considered to have magical properties and is sold secretly to a select clientele around the world.

Owls are great dancers. Late at night, this music can sometimes be heard coming from treetops and tall buildings.

The first wind instruments were all crafted to mimic the sound of owls. In Germany today, wind instruments are still referred to as Eulengehooteren.

If an owl decides to build a nest in the bell of one's tuba, it is known to be bad luck and downright dangerous to remove the nest. This recording was made with such a "nested" tuba.

The sheet music to this piece is available at SafeMusic where you can examine the score which was printed by owls.
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Uploaded: Jun 01, 2008 - 01:24:04 PM
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2009 - 03:17:15 PM Last Played: Apr 29, 2019 - 04:34:42 AM
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Feter said 4036 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
WOW ...what a creative work ...!! so so powerful
I cant believe youve done this with midi ..its so
rich .then its ragtime who can ask more than this ..
its perfect ..a true master work !!!!!!
I m realy enjoyin listenin to this ..great gem my
freind thnx alot for sharin it !!!!!
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Davis Gloff said 4036 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
outstanding work! There are ideas here that no one has ever had before. DO you have ANY idea how difficult it is to find owls who read music? ;-)
but seriously, folks... completely creative!
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drakonis said 4036 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
bouncy enjoyable 20s fun
Good to see something new from you Keith! I usually enjoy your compositions, reveling in your scoring skill, looking past the choice of instrument-rendering. This particular one is quite enjoyable to my ears... bombastic and fun... reminds me a bit of something that would play in one of the old nickelodeons.

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magnatone said 4035 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
This is VERY impressive! I doubt anybody who hears this will be sneering even a tiny bit (says one who works in midi sound only!) I'm amazed at the quality of composition here - really really terrific!
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Keith O. Edwards said 3770 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
I Don't Get It
Now that it's posted at the site of the music publisher SafeMusic the sheet music for this piece has been purchased in the UK and in Switzerland. Imagine! Not only is my music being disseminated by a publisher called Safe Music, but it's being played in the land where John Calvin once walked!

I sent this remarkable information to my old buddy from high school, one of the greatest trumpet players of his day, and who is now the pope of one of those mega-stadium-sized churches, and he replied with this joke:

What did Calvin say when he fell down the church steps?

“I’m glad that’s over”

From my original message it's obvious that I know that John Calvin was an extreme puritan, but would someone kindly explain that joke to me? (Please don't tell my friend.)

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H3nry said 3117 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
What a HOOT!
New guy wandering around the stacks and back catalog. This has to be one of the strangest, most entertaining pieces...
This definitely goes on the iPod!
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VicDiesel said 843 days ago (February 27th, 2017)
What a hoot!
You are using some great orchestration, and the composition is just fantastic. There are a few passages where I would cut down on the doubling of instruments, since that somehow gives it a little of a street organ effect because of the phasing.
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Ragtime is an American musical genre, enjoying its peak popularity around the years 1900?1918. Ragtime is a dance form written in 2/4 or 4/4 time, and utilizing a walking bass, that is, the bass note played legato on the 1-3 beats with a staccato cho

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