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#1 PatC

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 15:15

I've just re-watched, for the umpteenth time,  the Keira Knightley version of P & P, and I really like the piano music - particularly the one Elizabeth plays when forced to do a turn in front of Judy Dench / Lady Catherine de Bourgh () - not least because she makes me feel I could have a go - I am more Lizzie standard than Georgiana, unfortunately (scraped through grade 5 a couple of years ago).

 

I'm planning to buy the music, but I can find only 2 versions - described as Easy, and as Intermediate/advanced:  http://www.musicroom...17/details.html.  I'm wondering if the latter would be too ambitious for me?

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 16:59

I bought the book as I too just love the music. I only learned Dawn because it is my absolute favourite. I would put it as good intermediate rather than advanced. Haven't played it for a while; as far as I remember the arpeggios are quite widely spaced and move up and down the keyboard and I ended up having to memorise it mostly so I could keep an eye on my hands. Lovely, lovely piece - go for it!
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 17:15

I had a pupil who bought the book and played everything in it - this is going back about twenty years and if I recall, she was about Gd 6-7 ish and quite a good sight reader.  But you've always got a head start if you know the tunes.  Go for it!


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 17:19

Gosh, is it really 20 years since that film was made!
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 16:19

Latin Pianist really worried me when he said the film was 20 years old - I know time passes quickly these days, but not that quickly - it was "only" 2005!

 

Thank you for the encouragement - I will give it a go.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 16:38

It was Spanish Pavane who said they had a pupil learn the pieces 20 years ago. I'm a she by the way!
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 18:05

Sorry, LP!
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Posted 23 April 2017 - 19:20

Sorry, I didn't know about the 2005 film, I was remembering the Colin Firth TV series, 1995


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 19:28

The theme tune for that was really nice. I've played it at a couple of weddings.
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 21:59

I have a pupil  (preparing Grade 5) who turned up with the book which her mother had bought her. She has seen both the TV series version and the film. She liked the TV version much better than the film but liked the music of the film. I thought the film was awful  and I didn't like the music either  but  I loved the TV series.

 

The pupil is an avid reader so I gave her a present - a French translation of "Death comes to Pemberly" She hasn't read that yet as she is currently immersed in "Lord of the Rings" but says she is saving the PD James for the summer holidays.


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