Aloha 'Oe

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Aloha 'Oe

Post by Dave » Sat May 26, 2018 11:38 pm

I found this zither arrangement while looking through an ancient box of sheet music from the San Francisco Zither Club. Thought others would like to see it too, so I'm posting it here. Enjoy!
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Re: Aloha 'Oe

Post by kenbloom » Mon May 28, 2018 9:54 am

The first time that Hawaiian musicians were heard on the mainland was at the Seattle Exhibition in 1909. They caused a sensation. When they played Aloha 'Oe the audience would not let them go until they had played it at least 4 times. This phenomenon had not been seen since the 1840's when the Virginia Minstrels played Dixie with the same result. It is significant that this music comes from a club in San Francisco. The Hawaiian craze started on the West Coast and that continued to be its center until the 1950's. It's a nice arrangement and thank you Dave for presenting it here.

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Re: Aloha 'Oe

Post by Dave » Mon May 28, 2018 5:07 pm

That's great info, thank you Ken! To my surprise, there was a zither II as well, so I've added it as an attachment to the original post.

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Re: Aloha 'Oe

Post by jbug_zither » Mon May 28, 2018 7:18 pm

Thank you, Dave, for the music! I hope to be back onto scanning the sheet music from my mother-in-law in the near future ;)

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Re: Aloha 'Oe

Post by Musicmaker » Tue May 29, 2018 2:51 am

Thank you Dave.
What a lovely thing to see again.
A hand written piece of music.
It has so much charm.
It is not easy to write music that looks professional without a lot of practice.
My father at one time was a bandmaster and i remember him composing and arranging pieces fir full military band and orchestra in Singapore. ( radio Singapore ) in the 60s.
They used to call the art of writing the music for each instrument " dry knacking ".
He would often be up all night doing it.
Lovely to see.
Thank you.
Ps ....i note they have included the fingering as well!
Nice one.
Pete

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