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#1473089 - 07/12/10 06:35 PM Night Time
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Has anyone seen Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium? I looked for a long time for sheet music for NightTime, and could only find a very simplified version. I found a great video on youtube of a 12 year old that plays it very well. I transcribed it from the video. If anyone would like a copy, I can post it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccoz1SFDjIQ

One question I have is, what would you call this style of music? It is not quite classical or new age, but I would love to find more music like it.


Edited by Chris Johnson (07/12/10 06:36 PM)

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#1473166 - 07/12/10 09:26 PM Re: Night Time [Re: Chris Johnson]
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I'd say it's new age.
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#1479455 - 07/22/10 09:24 PM Re: Night Time [Re: Morodiene]
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Can anyone tell me exactly what is new age? Some new age sounds like upbeat classical music, and some sounds like elevator music or relaxation cds. It seems to often use open chords. Are there other common characteristics of new age?

I love the song Night Time from Mr. Magorium. I would love to find more music like this.

Thanks,
Chris

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#1479796 - 07/23/10 10:39 AM Re: Night Time [Re: Chris Johnson]
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That's a beautiful piece! I hadn't seen the movie so I hadn't heard it before. I agree with Morodiene; I'd classify this as new age.

I will say that it is a lot easier to say whether something is new age or not than it is to come up with a definition of new age music!! I like this section of the Wikipedia definition:

New Age music is defined more by the effect or feeling it produces rather than the instruments used in its creation; it may be electronic, acoustic, or a mixture of both. New Age artists range from solo or ensemble performances using classical music instruments ranging from the piano, acoustic guitar, flute or harp to electronic musical instruments, or from Eastern instruments such as the sitar, tabla and tamboura.

There is a significant overlap of sectors of New Age music, ambient music, classical music, jazz, electronica, world music, chillout, space music and others. The two definitions typically associated with the New Age genre are:

* New Age music with an ambient sound that has the explicit purpose of aiding meditation and relaxation, or aiding and enabling various alternative spiritual practices, such as alternative healing, Yoga practice, guided meditation, chakra auditing, and so on. The proponents of this definition are almost always musicians who create their music expressly for these purposes.[7] Prominent artists who create New Age music expressly for healing and/or meditation include Aeoliah, Paul Horn, Deuter, Steven Halpern, Dean Evenson and Karunesh.

* Music which is found in the New Age section of the record store.[7] This is largely a definition of practicality, given the breadth of music that is classified as "New Age" by retailers who are often less interested in finely-grained distinctions between musical styles than are fans of those styles. Music which falls into this definition is usually music which cannot be easily classified into other, more common definitions, but often includes well-defined music such as worldbeat and Flamenco guitar. Musicians as varied as George Winston, Vangelis, Paul Winter, Will Ackerman, Ray Lynch, Suzanne Ciani, Jim Brickman, Enya, Jean Michel Jarre, Enigma, Kitaro, Yanni, Andreas Vollenweider, Mannheim Steamroller, Suzanne Doucet, Mike Oldfield, Steve Roach, Constance Demby, Patrick O'Hearn, are typically classified as New Age despite their wildly divergent musical styles. It also includes expressly spiritual New Age music as a subset. There are retail outlets, that specify sub categories such as Nature Sounds, Healing, Piano, Chants, and so on. Amazon includes also Celtic, Meditation, World-dance, Relaxation and itunes includes Nature, Environmental, Healing, Travel besides other sub genres. The German new age site Silenzio lists almost 70 sub genres.


Basically, new age music got its start with the new age movement but has long since evolved beyond that, and as such many new age artists today dislike the term 'new age' intensely because they don't like the association with the other trappings of the new age movement. David Nevue, for example, simply calls himself a 'solo piano artist'; Jim Brickman calls himself a 'romantic piano' artist; and you'll find Einaudi in the classical section.

Other artists I'd recommend that are similar to the "Night Time" theme include Yann Tiersen (check out the Amelie and Tabarly soundtracks in particular); Yiruma; Wim Mertens (e.g., Close Cover, Often a Bird, Humility) and maybe some Einaudi.

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#1479812 - 07/23/10 11:09 AM Re: Night Time [Re: Chris Johnson]
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Chris:

If your offer is still good I would love to see a copy of the notation you transcribed.

Thank you in advance.

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#1479814 - 07/23/10 11:15 AM Re: Night Time [Re: Monica K.]
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Oooohhh.... The composer of "Night Time" (Alexandre Desplat) is also the same guy who did "The Meadow" theme from the Twilight movie (another movie I haven't seen, not being a teenage girl and all...). This is a gorgeous piano solo:

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#1479820 - 07/23/10 11:25 AM Re: Night Time [Re: superwang]
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Originally Posted By: superwang
Chris:

If your offer is still good I would love to see a copy of the notation you transcribed.

Thank you in advance.


smile oooh me too! Thanks Chris!

And - re: type of music - I tend to lump "movie/tv music" into a separate category in my head... though maybe that's just an easy way out of trying to properly categorize it!

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#1479908 - 07/23/10 01:37 PM Re: Night Time [Re: saerra]
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Monica K.,
Thanks for all the artists. I will check them out. Also, The Meadow is beautiful! Thanks so much for posting.

saerra and superwang,
No problem. This is the first song I have transposed, so I am not sure about the melody is perfect. I appreciate any comments or corrections.
NightTime - Box.net
I haven't used box.net before, so let me know if you have any trouble.

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#1479977 - 07/23/10 03:48 PM Re: Night Time [Re: Chris Johnson]
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Chris,

The link worked well for me and the music looks great.

Thanks again.

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#1479985 - 07/23/10 03:57 PM Re: Night Time [Re: Monica K.]
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Monica,

The first chapter of your new book is nearly written....go on....

Best regards,
Johan B
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#1480472 - 07/24/10 11:30 AM Re: Night Time [Re: Chris Johnson]
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smile Thanks Chris! It downloaded fine for me too, can't wait to give it a try...

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#1480638 - 07/24/10 03:32 PM Re: Night Time [Re: saerra]
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Glad it worked good. This may not be too difficult for seasoned players, but it is one of those songs that made me want to learn to play in the first place. I am starting to learn it, and can play the first few lines.

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#1481109 - 07/25/10 11:52 AM Re: Night Time [Re: Chris Johnson]
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I love A. Desplat, especially the Meadow from New Moon. Monica K. I am 31 and watch the Twilight movies, the scene for the Meadow is beautiful. I would love to play that piece but I think it's too much for a beginner. Where did you find the sheet music?
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#1481421 - 07/25/10 09:10 PM Re: Night Time [Re: Mozart79]
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I'd classify the original arrangement of "The Meadow" as solid intermediate, Mozart79. The sheet music is not (legally) available individually but can be found in a Hal Leonard compilation of songs from Twilight: New Moon. Hal Leonard also has an Easy Piano arrangement of the book if you can't wait, but I haven't heard the easy arrangement so don't know how satisfying it would be.
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#1481445 - 07/25/10 09:50 PM Re: Night Time [Re: Monica K.]
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Just listened. Very, very nice. Enjoyed! smile
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#1481606 - 07/26/10 06:47 AM Re: Night Time [Re: eweiss]
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Beautiful song. I downloaded your sheet Chris without problems. I'll take a look this afternoon smile
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#1483213 - 07/28/10 01:53 PM Re: Night Time [Re: Nogueira]
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It's funny how a simple harmony can take to a beautiful song.
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