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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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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, 08:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: La Boum? Slow air.

This one is a popular search due to its ambiguous or ambivalent origins. Both FM and Shotts were playing it in 2001 (the Shotts World's Concert with the Bagads in 2001 that led to the CD release was excellent) - great tune - seemingly marvellous composer. Good luck.

Series of THREE shorter discussions: http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11359 http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...ad.php?t=71131 http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...ad.php?t=93233

This one from 2006 is a longer discussion: http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...ad.php?t=71575 from which Mark: Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii Re: La Boum Ecosse Shotts plays it but it's not in any of Rob Mathieson's books.

And from http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...d.php?t=140359 : Rojellio 08-31-2011, 05:07 PM La Baum my copy from Pipetunes.ca says its attributed to Franz Schubert.
IF Mathieson composed that, its in the same way J. MacLeod composed "Green Hills". La Baum might just be new to Pipes, the way Amazing Grace is.
Rojellio 08-31-2011, 06:49 PM Do you mean La Boum Écosse, or is there actually a tune "La Baum" by Schubert. (which would be curious as it has a French artcle (or Italian, Spanish, Portugese) followed by the German word for tree.)
The "La Baum" score at McGillivray's site is definitely one and the same as the "La Baum" that the Bagad's are all playing, often for a crowd at Lorient that goes nutso over it.
The "attributed to" is what throws me. SO he didn't compose "La Baum" exactly, but its probably something he might have done, or loosely rooted in something he did??
Armorican 08-31-2011, 11:06 PM {The "La Baum" score at McGillivray's site is definitely one and the same as the "La Baum" that the Bagad's are all playing, often for a crowd at Lorient that goes nutso over it. The "attributed to" is what throws me. SO he didn't compose "La Baum" exactly, but its probably something he might have done, or loosely rooted in something he did?? }
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-rWf2PMHbw The song "un été de porcelaine", written by Mort Shuman was 'borrowed' by Bertrand Louet of Bagad Brieg. (not sure what this link is about at a quick early morning listen - robin)
http://www.myspace.com/bagadbrieg/mu...oum-3-16438574 (http://www.myspace.com/bagadbrieg) "Boum" would translate as a session or shindig sort of thing. (this La Boum 3 one in Sax is pretty cool as Bagads kick in - enjoy - robin)
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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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, 10:19 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #8
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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, 11:34 AM   #9
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I thought that (classical training and all that - but in good company back to 2001 at least off CDs etc) - check out above links for what is surely right in Bagad author (gotta bike up to the noon folk fest in glorious sunshine now) - and update please - best of luck - robin
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Thank you all . Scottish Party sounds good enough for me !
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