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DD2 has just got her first ballet solo for a festival.  I have been told the music is from Giselle, so have been trying to find it in the ballet to show her - but I can't.  Possibly my ear is so bad that I'm missing it, but maybe it's from something entirely different.  

If I can manage to upload the file here (somehow) do you think someone might manage to identify it for me?

Thanks! 

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Hi R3 I had a go at the link but you have to sign up to the site and this was okay at first .....until they asked you for a card number as verification even though the site is free!! As I wasn't buying anything I'm afraid I objected to giving card details so unfortunately couldn't get any further along.

Hope someone is able to help you

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That worked beautifully R3 but I didn't recognise it as coming from Giselle!!

 

However there are different productions of this ballet and perhaps it's a piece of music used by a Company other than the Royal?

 

It's actually quite similar to a piece in the first act .....but usually played much slower than here?

 

Or could be another piece of music by the same composer Adolph Adam but just not from Giselle?

 

I hope someone can identify it anyway as I'm intrigued now!!

Will have another listen later anyway.

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Thank-you: I've been through the whole of act 1 and can't find it. Tbh it seems a bit robust for the fragile Giselle, anyway?

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intriguing but I would say definitely not Giselle. I have a recording of the complete score with all the bits that often get left out and it's not in there.

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I have a tip that it may be from La Jolie fille de gand (same composer which would explain the mixup) but it's not one I know anything about and can't verify

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Ok, yes found it in la Jolie fille de gand.

 

Now I have to work out what sort of tutu would best suit an 11 year old who is playing a fallen woman who has woken up to find it was all a dream and is virginally rushing to her arranged wedding.

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Well am glad you've nailed it!

 

But have to confess have never heard of La Jolie Fille de Gand!

 

Is it a ballet once performed but no more?

Or an opera?

Did her teacher choose the music or is it set by Festival?

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Yes definitely not giselle! Are they really expecting an 11 year to play that character? I'm a bit shocked! Perhaps make up a different, more appropriate scenario with similar feeling?

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I didn't know the music at all but had to smile at the recording, dance teachers all do that thing where they speak at a particular point or count when the timing gets hard, lovely!

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Yes that would be interesting but if it's ballet for a festival then it doesn't have to be in character surely? As we've been discussing on another thread most people have unknown music and also hopefully a tutu will last longer than one dance!!

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My DD's ballet music has changed, but she still wears the same tutu.

 

It doesn't matter what the original intention of the music was, it's the dance your DD does.

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Thanks all - it was chosen by the teacher from a selection of appropriate music that someone else in the school came up with.  

I wouldn't have thought where the music was from made much difference to the tutu, but we are borrowing the tutu from the school (it's a last minute entry) and the teacher is asking them to dig out Something Brown from Wardrobe "because it's Giselle".  I think she likes it to be appropriate to the character.  But if that isn't actually the character, then she doesn't have to wear Something Brown, which tbh would be a bit drab for DD's first ever tutu.  

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There's a synopsis to the ballet on this web page:

 

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2002/July02/Adam_FilledeGand.htm

Yes, I saw this.  It's like a soap opera, it's brilliant.  Matthew Bourne should revive it, he'd have a field day.  The bit at the end where she wakes up and it was all a dream ... just like Dallas!  :lol: :lol:  :lol:    <= showing my age there!

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 the teacher is asking them to dig out Something Brown from Wardrobe "because it's Giselle".  I think she likes it to be appropriate to the character.  But if that isn't actually the character, then she doesn't have to wear Something Brown, which tbh would be a bit drab for DD's first ever tutu.  

 

well that's odd  even if it were Giselle music, because in most productions Giselle wears BLUE (although I know she wears brown in RB's).

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