Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Jazz Variation For Für Elise

For Elise" is the popular name of the "Bagatelle in A minor", WoO 59, a piece of music for solo piano by Ludwig van Beethoven, written approximately in 1810. Here is a jazz variation of this classic piece:

Sound File:
furElise-Jazz.mid

Sheet File:
furElise-Jazz.pdf


Additional Note:

The posted transcription is a published work called "The Furry Lisa" composed by George Schneider in 1972 and awarded a US copyright in 1975. A more accurate and official transcription can be purchased from the composer:

George Schneider
Somerset Music
5603 North Chase Court
Midlothian, VA 23112
email: lolopoppiano@yahoo.com

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing... Thank you for posting this... who made this variation ???

Mighty Mouse said...

Nice variation. More like ragtime though (a la Scott Joplin) than jazz in my opinion.

Jazz piano said...

Interesting.
thank you for this post.

Anonymous said...

The posted transcription is a published work called "The Furry Lisa" composed by George Schneider in 1972 and awarded a US copyright in 1975. A more accurate and official transcription can be purchased from the composer:

George Schneider
Somerset Music
5603 North Chase Court
Midlothian, VA 23112

email: lolopoppiano@yahoo.com

I've dropped him a note, btw, because I don't know how he might feel about the above transcription being posted here.

avanalie said...

Sigh, there's so much you can do with music. I agree with mighty mouse that it sounds like a rag time, but I do love rag time! Thanks for the post!

koomak said...

you can hear this variation after completing:

http://www.newescapegames.com/2009/08/succeed-in-escaping.html
(walkthrough included)

throughout the credits, cheers!