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Midnight Fire Alarm

Mid-Intermediate Level

By Harry J. Lincoln

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Piano/Keyboard - Mid-Intermediate
Mid-Intermediate Level. Composed by Harry J. Lincoln. Willis. 6 pages. Willis Music #8668. Published by Willis Music (HL.414941).

Item Number: HL.414941

9x12 inches.

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  • 5

    Judith Martin
    Location:
    New Orleans, La.
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2014-11-08 07:42:39.0 Midnight Fire Alarm

    I have original copies of this score, dating back to the early 1900s. If you listen to the music of animated cartoons by E. B. Iwerks (Popeye in particular), you will hear some of this very music! Suggestion: When you play the "fire bells", raise the notes up one octave...

    . Harry J. Lincoln and E. T. Paull produced some really great sound track music; when I accompany a silent movie festival, I keep copies of their music on hand. NOTE: Too bad that the original cover picture does not show up here. It is in 4 colors, and really a wild image of an old horse-drawn steamer/pumper creening through citiy streets in the dark of night!

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  • 5

    Cherryl Walker
    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2012-11-27 00:00:00.0 Midnight Fire Alarm Gallop

    Thrill to the thundering march of yesteryear that captures the rush and excitement of a 19th century fire alarm! Picture four powerful horses, champing at the bit, hauling a fire wagon through the darkened streets of a slumbering city! (Be sure to watch for the "Fireman, save my child!" phrase...

    .) You will recognize many motifs that have appeared in the music from U. B. Iwerks "Popeye" animated cartoon sound tracks, too! I was fortunate to find an early 20th century printing of the piece for solo piano (with a four-color lithograph on the front), and have had fun playing it ever since to give friends and family a surprise show of dexterity and a sense of humor. A companion piece to Lincoln's "Ben Hur Chariot Race March", another real work-out, but oh, so much fun to play! NOTE: My Uncle William told me to play the "bell" octave motif an octave higher than written. "That makes it sound more like bells," he said with enthusiasm. (He was a projectionist at a local movie theater.)

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