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Delia created [[Le Pont Mirabeau]], which she calls [[Cubism Song]], for "a 1968 Schools Radio [[Cubism|programme about Cubism]] in the series "Art and Design".<ref name=JP>[http://lists.topica.com/lists/Delia/read/message.html?mid=814106918 James Percival's Feb 2012 message to delia&#64;topica.com]</ref>
 
Delia created [[Le Pont Mirabeau]], which she calls [[Cubism Song]], for "a 1968 Schools Radio [[Cubism|programme about Cubism]] in the series "Art and Design".<ref name=JP>[http://lists.topica.com/lists/Delia/read/message.html?mid=814106918 James Percival's Feb 2012 message to delia&#64;topica.com]</ref>
  
Delia's papers contain the complete typeset score for her musical setting
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<BLOCKQUOTE>
of Apollinaire's poem of the same name, dated August 1968.<ref>[[DD115632]]: Manuscript for [[Le Pont Mirabeau]] dated August 1968.</ref> It consists of two verses with a chorus after each verse.
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&ldquo;it appears [to have been] written for a
 
 
Here it is, typeset using Lilypond and listenable as a MIDI file: [[Le Pont Mirabeau (score)]]
 
 
 
According to James Percival: 'it appears [to have been] written for a
 
 
1968 Schools Radio programme about Cubism in the series "Art and Design" [...]
 
1968 Schools Radio programme about Cubism in the series "Art and Design" [...]
 
There is an off-air recording of most of this programme in the
 
There is an off-air recording of most of this programme in the
 
Manchester collection ([[DD263]]), and in Delia's realisation of Le Pont
 
Manchester collection ([[DD263]]), and in Delia's realisation of Le Pont
 
Mirabeau it's sung by White Noise vocalist [[John Whitman]]. The programme
 
Mirabeau it's sung by White Noise vocalist [[John Whitman]]. The programme
was written and narrated by [[Edward Lucie-Smith]].'<ref name=JP>[http://lists.topica.com/lists/Delia/read/message.html?mid=814106918 James Percival's Feb 2012 message to delia&#64;topica.com]</ref>
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was written and narrated by [[Edward Lucie-Smith]].&rdquo;<ref name=JP>[http://lists.topica.com/lists/Delia/read/message.html?mid=814106918 James Percival's Feb 2012 message to delia&#64;topica.com]</ref>
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</BLOCKQUOTE>
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The [[Radiophonic Database]]'s entry for it is dated April 1968,<ref name=TLL/> her handwritten score for the song is dated August 1968.<ref>[[DD115632]]: Manuscript for [[Le Pont Mirabeau]], dated August 1968.</ref> and it was first broadcast on 14th February 1969.<ref name=genome/> Finally, after 7 years of uncredited silence, the ''Radio Times'' credits Delia with music:<ref name=genome/>
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Music by Delia Derbyshire, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
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</PRE>
  
 
=Score=
 
=Score=
 
[[Image:Le Pont Mirabeau.pdf|thumb|right|Score for ''Le Pont Mirabeau'']]
 
[[Image:Le Pont Mirabeau.pdf|thumb|right|Score for ''Le Pont Mirabeau'']]
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Delia's papers contain the complete typeset score for her musical setting
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of Apollinaire's poem of the same name, consisting of two verses with a chorus after each verse.
  
 
Here is a new typesetting of Delia's proof copy of the score, following Delia's typographical indications exactly and including her correction to the professionally typeset version<ref>[[DD115738]]: Proof copy of Delia's professionally typeset score for ''Le Pont Mirabeau''</ref>.
 
Here is a new typesetting of Delia's proof copy of the score, following Delia's typographical indications exactly and including her correction to the professionally typeset version<ref>[[DD115738]]: Proof copy of Delia's professionally typeset score for ''Le Pont Mirabeau''</ref>.
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In her handwritten manuscripts, the second verse has a different melody fitting the different words.
  
 
* [[:File:Le Pont Mirabeau.txt|the LilyPond source file]]
 
* [[:File:Le Pont Mirabeau.txt|the LilyPond source file]]
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* An audio file of the MIDI file played on a cheesy electric piano
 
* An audio file of the MIDI file played on a cheesy electric piano
 
{{Play|Le Pont Mirabeau (score)}}
 
{{Play|Le Pont Mirabeau (score)}}
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[[Category:Score]]
  
 
=Papers=
 
=Papers=
* [[DD115652]] [[DD115719]] [[DD115817]] [[DD115901]] [[DD115933]] [[DD115959]] Handwritten score
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* [[DD115738]] Typesetter's proof with a pencilled correction by Delia
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Image:DD115632.jpg|[[DD115652]]
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Image:DD115719.jpg|[[DD115719]]
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Image:DD115817.jpg|[[DD115817]]
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Image:DD115901.jpg|[[DD115901]]
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Image:DD115933.jpg|[[DD115933]]
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Image:DD115959.jpg|[[DD115959]]
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Image:DD115738.jpg|[[DD115738]]: Typesetter's proof with Delia's pencilled correction
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</gallery>
  
 
=Availability=
 
=Availability=
* In Delia's [[Attic Tapes]] on
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* First broadcast on 14th February 1969 at 14:20 on BBC Radio 4 and repeated on 24th and 31st October.<ref name=genome>[genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?media=radio&order=asc&q=cubism&yf=1968&yt=1969 Search results for "Cubism" in 1968-9] on the BBC Genome Project.</ref>
** [[DD262]]: "[[Oranges and Lemons]], [[Approaching the 70s]] copy, [[Cubism Song]] copy etc"
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* In the BBC Sound Archive on tape [[TRW 6844]]: "Cubism - 'Art & Design'".<ref name=TLL>The [[Tape Library List]]'s entry for [[TRW 6844]].</ref>
** [[DD263]]: "Cubism prog": a BBC Programme about Cubism, including [[Le Pont Mirabeau]].<ref name=JP/>
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* On [[Attic Tape]] [[DD262]]: "[[Oranges and Lemons]], [[Approaching the 70s]] copy, [[Cubism Song]] copy etc"
{{Play|Le Pont Mirabeau}}
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* On [[Attic Tape]] [[DD263]]: "Cubism prog": a BBC Programme about Cubism, including [[Le Pont Mirabeau]].<ref name=JP/>
 
For the availability of the programme in which it was used, see [[Cubism]].
 
For the availability of the programme in which it was used, see [[Cubism]].
  

Latest revision as of 17:07, 18 July 2016

DD115738: Typesetter's proof of the score for Le Pont Mirabeau, with pencilled correction

Delia created Le Pont Mirabeau, which she calls Cubism Song, for "a 1968 Schools Radio programme about Cubism in the series "Art and Design".[1]

“it appears [to have been] written for a 1968 Schools Radio programme about Cubism in the series "Art and Design" [...] There is an off-air recording of most of this programme in the Manchester collection (DD263), and in Delia's realisation of Le Pont Mirabeau it's sung by White Noise vocalist John Whitman. The programme was written and narrated by Edward Lucie-Smith.”[1]

The Radiophonic Database's entry for it is dated April 1968,[2] her handwritten score for the song is dated August 1968.[3] and it was first broadcast on 14th February 1969.[4] Finally, after 7 years of uncredited silence, the Radio Times credits Delia with music:[4]

Music by Delia Derbyshire, BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Score

Score for Le Pont Mirabeau

Delia's papers contain the complete typeset score for her musical setting of Apollinaire's poem of the same name, consisting of two verses with a chorus after each verse.

Here is a new typesetting of Delia's proof copy of the score, following Delia's typographical indications exactly and including her correction to the professionally typeset version[5].

In her handwritten manuscripts, the second verse has a different melody fitting the different words.

Papers

Availability

For the availability of the programme in which it was used, see Cubism.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 James Percival's Feb 2012 message to delia@topica.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 6844.
  3. DD115632: Manuscript for Le Pont Mirabeau, dated August 1968.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 [genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?media=radio&order=asc&q=cubism&yf=1968&yt=1969 Search results for "Cubism" in 1968-9] on the BBC Genome Project.
  5. DD115738: Proof copy of Delia's professionally typeset score for Le Pont Mirabeau