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"Reine des Coeurs (Queen of Hearts)" by Waldteufel
By Matthew Caulfield

Eric Cockayne's book "The Fairground Organ" perhaps did for the
mechanical organ field what Fred Fried's "Pictorial History Of The
Carousel" did for merry-go-rounds, and Andy LaTorre's report of
a MIDI transcription of Emil Waldteufel's 1883 "Reine des Coeurs"
("Queen Of Hearts") reminds me that Ed Schmidt did the same thing
twenty or so years ago.

Play-Rite's hodge-podge Wurlitzer 165 roll titled "Bits And Pieces"
contains several tunes arranged by Ed Schmidt, tune 5 being titled
there as "Queen Of Hearts" with no composer credit except to Schmidt
as arranger.  When Eric Cockayne's book was first published he sent
me a complimentary copy in recognition of information I had given him
in those early days.  I read the book at the time with great interest
and gave it a place on my bookshelf.

Only in the 1990's, while re-studying parts of it, did I make the
connection between Waldteufel's 1883 "Reine des Coeurs" in the book
and "Queen Of Hearts" on the band organ roll to realize that Ed Schmidt
had done then in paper format what Andy has done now in electronic

Matthew Caulfield

 [ Hear Andy LaTorre's MIDI file of "Reine des Coeurs" at
 [   -- Robbie

(Message sent Tue 18 Apr 2000, 16:59:56 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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