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Old 07-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default La Boum? Slow air.

La Boum or La Baum?-Anyone know the correct title and english translation?
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: La Boum? Slow air.

FWIW I've found it as La Baum, although in french La Boum means The Party...
Don't know if it helps
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Default Re: La Boum? Slow air.

I think the full title is "Le Baum Ecosse" ... which makes it sound even fancier.. leastways to my ears it does. The addition of "Ecosse" makes it a Scottish Party

Proper pronunciation or no.. I pronounce it "Le Bomb"

Also, I am not sure I wold characterize it as a "Slow Air" it certainly slow'ish... but maybe more of a "Medium Air"

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:21 AM   #4
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I think it is in one of Rab Mathesons books. Shotts definitely played it in his tenure...
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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I heard it was based on Schubert's Der Lindenbaum. But I'm looking at that now, and I don't see any real connection.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #6
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That goose has been chased before, Heatherbelle. Ask Jim to see if he has a more substantive connect BUT - I am suspecting it may have been a mis-attribution. Not uncommon in the chequered history of piobaireachd compositions incidentally. Where people get very upset that Haggis Ruairidh MacDall actually may not have composed Lament for the Wandering Sheep. Sorry - wandering there.
I've asked a Schubert/Schumann fan whether he recognises the tune at all but he can't listen to it till after 8pm as he lives above a salon and the customers there don't appreciate music!
Re the pipetunes attribution, that would be me who put that there as I typeset it, so I need to alter that as soon as we get something more reliable.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #7
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Thank you all . Scottish Party sounds good enough for me !
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #8
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In the past I have heard of the connection to Schumann. The is a connection of Schumann and Coffee Baum, a European coffee house opened in 1694. Schumann met friends there from 1828-1844. Some feel he wrote the melody and the idea is from this coffee house.

http://www.turkishcoffeeworld.org/20...pe-beside.html

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #9
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Default Re: La Boum? Slow air.

I believe these are the lyrics for it:

"When the sun goes down on the dark side
With your friends all far away
All alone in a crowd
With your heart so proud
As the pipes begin to play.

When you hear those drums in the distance
When your soul lived up and say
With the thrill of the sound
Does your heart still know
When the pipes begin to play
And the drum beats far away.

For you know your love is in Scotland
Even though you’re old and grey
By the right you will stand
When you hear the command
And the pipes begin to play
And the drum beats far away.

To the friends who share in your memories
To the love that lost its way
For you know in your heart
You will cry at the part
When the pipes begin to play
Be in joy, be in tears
They have sent through the years
As the drum beats far away
When the pipes begin to play."

People seem to be trying to sing it here :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvBLQfHte6k
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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Default Re: La Boum? Slow air.

Okay folks, it's definitely called "la boum" (pronounced boom) which means party/shindig and it was definitely composed by Bertrand Louet of Bagad Brieg as part of a competition set they played at Lorient. "La Boum Écosse" is the name of the live album recorded at a concert given jointly by Shotts & Brieg.

He seems to have been inspired by this song which was written and performed by American francophone Mort Shuman (maybe this is where the Schumann & Schubert confusion comes from).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-rWf2PMHbw

Any other answer or speculation is simply incorrect.
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