Monthly Archives: December 2012

Amy Waltz, Nov 12 2012

Amy Waltz Nov 12 2012 (mp3). (00:49)
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There are these three little waltzes that I’m in love with. They’re sort of classical music but simpler and more earthy, like stiff formal diction in a cowboy movie. I have recorded all three, and as time went by one of the recordings really bugged me. My idea back then, in the 2007 version, was to subvert and take it in an modernist direction. Over time this sounded like overacting, like a guy mugging for the camera instead of being honestly in the moment. So I have done a new version.

The name of the composition is “3 Waltzes.” It is by D. E. Jannon, who has no other works in the Library of Congress web site, where I found it, and left no other traces that I can find. It was published in New York in 1854.

I posted Ella Waltz on YouTube in 2010 and on Soupgreens on 2007 (mp3) . I posted Carrie Waltz on June 24, 2007 (mp3).

If you play them by using the Yahoo Web Player in my blog entry on Soupgreens, you’ll hear all three together, as a set. They don’t blend well yet; I need to do a remastered version with the three of them in one MP3, with normalized volume, EQ and compression.

Do whatever you want with this recording. It’s hereby in the public domain. You have permission to use my sounds for any purpose, anywhere, any time, and feel free to deep link to my web server. If you want to give back credit me by name and URL – “Lucas Gonze (” – and send an email to to tell me about what you made.

For remixers, podcasters, and people needing soundtrack music I posted a slew of WAV files in longer and shorter cuts on Freesound: Parlor Guitar Matched Set. My idea was to provide a set of related sounds to tie a whole show together. Like a blog theme or an icon pack, this isn’t about any one recording. There’s a stinger, a long thing for a voicever, a high quality thing for a fadeout, etc etc.

Some keywords to describe the music for people using search engines: folk, woody, jittery, light, innocent, fast, parlor-guitar, sweet, happy, classical-guitar, americana.


To the extent possible under law,

Lucas Gonze

has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to
Amy Waltz (Nov 12 2012).
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The first reuse of this recording that I know of is SMNG-A Architects Holiday Video 2012.

SMNG-A Architects Holiday Video 2012 from SMNG-A Architects on Vimeo.