Breckinridge March, Op.1628 (Bellak, James)




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Performers Robert A. Hudson
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Misc. Notes Loaded Robert A. Hudson's posted Midi file into Cubase and then loaded the Vienna Symphonic Imperial Piano (a sampled Bösendorfer Imperial 290-755) using the close Mic position. Added a bit of EW Spaces convolution reverb on the stereo output and normalized to -2dB before final VintageWarmer2 postprocessing. Note I did not change the overall MIDI volume or the MIDI pedaling (which is too much for a MIDI performance) and changed a few notes to reduce key velocities on chords that were too high for the sampled piano, and increased some key velocities for some melodic notes that were too low (but a lot more of this has to be done to make a better performance). See Discuss the piece for tips on how to create MIDI files that are well suited for a sampled performance.
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Sheet Music


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Schissel (2011/8/14)

Publisher. Info. New Orleans: Ph.P. Werlein, 1860.
Misc. Notes Note that "Breckinridge" is spelled correctly on the title page, but misspelled in the music.
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Editor Robert A. Hudson
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General Information

Work Title Breckinridge March
Alternative. Title
Composer Bellak, James
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1628 (1623?)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 10
Key G major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1860 – New Orleans: Ph. P. Werlein
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano

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Ok, op.79 in 1852, op.1628 in 1860?...

John C. Breckinridge was vice-president from 1857-1861 under James Buchanan.

On zooming into the (first edition) score by the way, I think maybe that is a 3 (1623) after all... - Schissel