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General Category => Applications => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 16:19, 21 September 19

Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:19, 21 September 19
Video 1 of 3.

The Brandenburg Concertos 1 and 2.
Transcribed on the CPC by Rob Baxter in 1987.

I would highly recommend using 4K Video Downloader (easy to use/takes minutes) to strip the audio to MP3 so that you can play it on other devices - MP3 file size is 19.1MB.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/4k-video-downloader (https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/4k-video-downloader)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiquNYqqvH0&t=184s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiquNYqqvH0&t=184s)

Links:

Amstrad Computer User and Amstrad Action reviews of The Advanced Music System:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Rob Baxter letters to ACU and AA:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9)

Other info:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_Concertos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_Concertos)

With thanks to @Nich (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=53)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Brandenburg Concertos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:16, 22 September 19
Video 2 of 3.

The Brandenburg Concertos 3 and 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwoAC6Bv1HE&t=561s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwoAC6Bv1HE&t=561s)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Brandenburg Concertos 1 - 6
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:22, 23 September 19
Video 3 of 3.

The Brandenburg Concertos 5 and 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irkdhBghlnU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irkdhBghlnU)
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:00, 28 September 19
A little ragtime music for the weekend.
You might be familiar with this piece of music as the theme for the movie "The Sting".

Music starts at 2.53 and finishes at 7:57

From the Rob Baxter music disc 5.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qVSl66WOE&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qVSl66WOE&feature=youtu.be)


Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entertainer_(rag (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entertainer_(rag))

Amstrad Computer User and Amstrad Action reviews of The Advanced Music System:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Rob Baxter letters to ACU and AA:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9)

Other info:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.



Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin
Post by: mr_lou on 22:10, 28 September 19
I know I tried this application once back in the day, but I don't remember much from it. I'm sure I concluded it was too complicated for me, but I must have heard "The Entertainer" at the time.  :)

The one thing our modern CPC tracks are missing nowadays, is that oldschool feel. The simplicity... It's very cosy.
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:26, 30 September 19
KONZERT1.LNK and KONZERT2.LNK - J S Bach's Concerto for violin and oboe - from the Rob Baxter music disc V.

Video 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGW9S4WHKRA&t=22s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGW9S4WHKRA&t=22s)

Video 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjYkfEnfo9s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjYkfEnfo9s)


Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - Bach's Concerto for violin and oboe
Post by: ervin on 08:58, 01 October 19
There is something relaxing and pure (for lack of a better word) about listening to classical music through basic AY tones.
Very nice.

Incidentally, does anyone know what the music on Tempest's main screen was?
That was a glorious piece of music.

And how about Sabre Wulf's main menu music?
Title: The Advanced Music System - Debussy medley
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:08, 01 October 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc V.

"DEBUSSY.LNK - This is a medley of well known piano works by Claude Debussy. They are The Snow Is Dancing, Golliwogs Cakewalk, The Girl With The Flaxen Hair and Arabesque Number 1."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPVjDDJDI8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPVjDDJDI8)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for YouTube is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

Link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Debussy)
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:58, 02 October 19
Delightful short (2:10) piece - which you just might have heard at a wedding.

From the Rob Baxter music disc V.   (1988)

"PURCELL.LNK - The 'Trumpet voluntary' , attributed to Purcell but was actually written by Jeremiah Clarke. For interest it was originally entitled 'The Prince of Denmarks March' and was written for harpsichord."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZ14dZmNB4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZ14dZmNB4)

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Denmark%27s_March (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Denmark%27s_March)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpet_voluntary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpet_voluntary)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for YouTube is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: The Advanced Music System - "The Savers" and "Take Five"
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:42, 03 October 19
Two "modern" pieces from The Rob Baxter music disc V.   (1988)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsUkn-K4xA&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsUkn-K4xA&feature=youtu.be)

"SAVERS.LNK - A loose arrangement of Jean Jacques Perrey's 'The Savers' - originally composed in the seventies for the Moog synthesiser.

TAKEFIVE.LNK - Take Five by Dave Brubeck"

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrey_and_Kingsley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrey_and_Kingsley)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Five (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Five)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for YouTube is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: The Advanced Music System - Bach's 'Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:22, 05 October 19
Deleted post - Duplicate video
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:35, 08 October 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc II.

Rob Baxter 1987 - "I was astonished at how well Mozart's Eine kliene Nachtmusik turned out. I had originally intended it as an experiment. Just a little tryout as I had never attempted any Mozart before!
Anyway here it is. You can judge for yourself if the experiment worked or not!"


The music starts at 2:00 and finishes at 18:12.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iE5jhuzqKI&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iE5jhuzqKI&feature=youtu.be)

Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14031 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14031)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eine_kleine_Nachtmusik (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eine_kleine_Nachtmusik)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - Eine kliene Nachtmusik
Post by: GUNHED on 17:42, 08 October 19
Got the origninal at home... time to use it.  :)
Title: The Advanced Music System - Bach's Sinfonia from Cantata no. 29
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:39, 11 October 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc II.

Music starts at 0:09 and finishes at 3:28.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbv503wROEE&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbv503wROEE&feature=youtu.be)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:53, 18 October 19
Bach's Ricercar from the 'Musical Offering'

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc V.

These discs were available from various PD libraries in the eighties and nineties but the
Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software was required to listen to them.
Music starts at 0:19 and ends at 6:17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQPUlc8mZc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQPUlc8mZc)

Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Musical_Offering (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Musical_Offering)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor

has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: 1988 - The Advanced Music System - ORFEO.LNK (L'Orfeo)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:41, 25 October 19
"ORFEO.LNK - Instrumental selections from Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo."

From the Rob Baxter music disc V.


Music starts at 0:26 and finishes at 5:58.

This piece and all the other music files previously shown were available from UK PD libraries in the eighties/nineties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPHJuAb7scY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPHJuAb7scY)

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Orfeo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Orfeo)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

Not emulated - original hardware and software
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: 1988 - The Advanced Music System - Halloween music by Rob Baxter
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:30, 31 October 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc V.

When I first listened to this I was hoping for the CPC version of the theme from John Carpenter's Halloween movie  :o  - but unfortunately it isn't that.
It seems familiar but I can't pin it down, if anyone has any info on this please share.

However, whether it is an original piece by Rob Baxter or an adaption of someone else's work doesn't lessen the fact
that it is a lovely piece of CPC music with good use of stereo throughout.

Music starts at 0:15 and finishes at 5:26. - Turn up the volume!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-U5naV5EUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-U5naV5EUI)


Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: 1988 - The Advanced Music System - LOST.LNK
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:40, 09 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc V.

An original composition by Rob Baxter

"  'The Lost Concerto' - a piece in concerto form (i.e. a slow movement surrounded by two outer fast movements)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-rdHvR-f4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7-rdHvR-f4)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.


Title: 1987 - The Advanced Music System. Bach - Suite No. 2 in B minor
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:34, 10 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc 2.

"As far as the suite in B minor was concerned, all I intended to do with this work was to transcribe the delightful Badinerie. This I did.
Then I tried the Rondo and before I knew where I was, I had transcribed the whole suite of dances! So I decided to present the entire work and  completed the overture. In effect the work was transcribed in reverse order!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqoo3lAByiI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqoo3lAByiI)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestral_suites_(Bach)#Suite_No._2_in_B_minor,_BWV_1067 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchestral_suites_(Bach)#Suite_No._2_in_B_minor,_BWV_1067)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: 1987 - The Advanced Music System. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Dorian)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:45, 11 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc II (1987)

This is good, this is very good.
Even if you're not a great fan of classical music (like myself) you should recognise this from movies and adverts.
Excellent use of stereo throughout the piece - you might be surprised how good the CPC can sound.

"My version of the mighty Dorian Toccata and Fugue is probably my most ambitious transcription I have ever attempted. Obviously, the great Toccata sounds a bit thin when reduced to three voices but the Fugue (I feel) works very well. Listen out for some frantic stereo switching! In the Prelude No. 2, I make extensive use of what I call my 'celestial harp' effect. I developed this technique while working on the Brandenburg Concertos and used it fairly sparingly throughout that disc. It only appears to any great extent in the final movement of No. 5. On this present disc, I have used this effect more widely. See if you can guess how it works. It is really very simple (Hint - if you listen over stereo headphones the effect is completely lost but the method becomes quite clear. This is due to the very sharp stereo separation produced by the Amstrad.) "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzzHIgI8wjA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzzHIgI8wjA)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_minor,_BWV_538 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_minor,_BWV_538)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: 1987 - The Advanced Music System. Bach - Violin Concerto in E Major
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:27, 15 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc 2.

"The concerto form seems to bring out the best in me! The E Major Violin Concerto and the F minor Harpsichord concerto are in my opinion the best works on this disc! Especially the Violin Concerto. This one really makes the AY chip sing!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Xu8vb5tUQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Xu8vb5tUQ)

Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_Concerto_in_E_major_(Bach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_Concerto_in_E_major_(Bach))

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: 1988 - The Advanced Music System - The Black Sheep Variations
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:16, 20 November 19
From the Rob Baxter music disc V.

Music begins at 2:04 and ends at 6:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMaExc0mQY0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMaExc0mQY0)

Links (1):

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Links (2):
Interestingly "Baa Baa Black Sheep" was also part of the earliest recorded computer music


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLwjz0UR5_A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLwjz0UR5_A)


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/jun/19/news.culture2 (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/jun/19/news.culture2)

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37507707 (https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37507707)

Baa Baa Black Sheep
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baa,_Baa,_Black_Sheep (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baa,_Baa,_Black_Sheep)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:00, 24 January 20
The Blue Danube

Glorious.

A treat for the ears - shows the audio output of the CPC at its best.
Best to listen to using external speakers - laptop speakers just don't do it justice.

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)
Music starts at 3:01 and finishes at 14:34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWUNVGp9RJc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWUNVGp9RJc)


Reviews:

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 18:34, 24 January 20
This is wonderful. I used to make a lot of use of The Music System back in the 8-bit era, as it was just so good. Never had the Advanced version but I think I'll have to give it a try. :)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:05, 24 January 20
Glad you like it Zoe - The William Tell Overture tomorrow :)  and though shorter it is also well worth listening to.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 20:09, 24 January 20
I'll look forward to it! :D
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: GeoffB17 on 02:15, 25 January 20
Hello,

All interesting info about TMS and AMS, but I'm wondering if there's any info about the .MUS file format?   Tried searching for things, but there are other things AMS that keep coming up.

Geoff
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:27, 25 January 20
Hi @GeoffB17 (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1489) ,

Unfortunately there is no information in either the Music System or the Advanced Music System manuals regarding the file format.

An entry from cpc-power on what I think is a missing disc from the WACCI PD library contains this info:

"AMS-MIDI: converts disc files created by Rainbird's Advanced Music System (AMS) into a form useable by the program Perform. Perform then transmits the files over the MIDI interface in the RAM Music Machine. If suitable equipment (a MIDI instrument) is connected to the MIDI OUT socket of the Music Machine then the music will be played."

So it looks like someone managed to decipher the file format.

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15492 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15492)

Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: GeoffB17 on 15:28, 25 January 20
Hmm.   I assumed it was possible, the question is more how practical it might be.   

There are a number of considerations, for example, there must ne thousands of midi files about, and some of them are pretty good.   If converting a .MUS file is complicated, and there's a .MID already, then there's no point, unless there are aspects of the 'preformance' in the .MUS that is better than that in available .MID files.   And the .MUS files that you've kindly presented suggests that there are aspects of the 'performances' here that do transcend the mere sound (which by modern standards isn't too great).

I'll have to dig about and see if I can find anything about AMS-MIDI.   Otherwise I'll have to study the .MUS files I've got and see if I can 'decode' them.   I've looked inside some already, and they're nothing like midi, but I can see some data that MIGHT relate to something.

As I understand it, the .MUS files are no more than 3 part (as in left, right and center) but usually just the one 'sound' (instrument).   The system I think allowed some different sounds, but I don't think they could be played at the same time?

Geoff
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Blue Danube
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:58, 25 January 20
As these CPC files are over three decades old "modern standards" don't interest me - YouTube is awash with every possible variation of these pieces. Some good some bad - it is only the CPC output that I find of interest.

As to how Rob Baxter recorded these, reading both manuals may be of help.
I have looked for more information myself but aside from some info on his Amiga PD disks I can find nothing.


Peter
Title: The Advanced Music System - The William Tell Overture Finale
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 17:26, 25 January 20
The William Tell Overture Finale (March of the Swiss Soldiers)
From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 4

Another excellent transcription to the CPC - music starts at 4:29 and finishes at 7:24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnN-j-PgBlM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnN-j-PgBlM)

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

Reviews:

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture#Cultural_references (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell_Overture#Cultural_references)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: The Advanced Music System - Two extracts from the Peer Gynt Suite
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:38, 27 January 20
From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 4 (May 1988)

My personal favourite here is the, familiar (and frantic), Hall of the Mountain King.

The extracts:

1. Anitra's dance - 2:43 to 6:55
2. Hall of the Mountain King - 7:00 to 9:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV77dZb0sa0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV77dZb0sa0)

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

Reviews:

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Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_Gynt_(Grieg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_Gynt_(Grieg))

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - Two extracts from the Peer Gynt Suite
Post by: tjohnson on 22:20, 28 January 20
Good stuff, that hall of the mountain King is good, I like the ending part.
Title: The Advanced Music System - Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:06, 29 January 20
From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 4 (1988)

Background text/info 1:10 to 1:24

Music starts at 2:55 and finishes at 17:29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMDj0wtwymc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMDj0wtwymc)


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Reviews:

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapsody_in_Blue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhapsody_in_Blue)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: The Advanced Music Studio - Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:56, 01 February 20
From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Instantly recognizable................

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdT5jun-UaE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdT5jun-UaE)

From Wikipedia:

"In Popular Culture

The "Sabre Dance" has been used in numerous films, animated films, television series, video games, and commercials over the years, oftentimes for humorous effects. The piece's popular familiarity has been enhanced by its traditional use as accompaniment by travelling circuses and on television variety shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show when novelty acts such as plate spinners appeared.

Some notable television shows that have used it include The Jack Benny Program (1961), A Piano in the House from The Twilight Zone (1962), The Onedin Line (1971 and 1972), The Benny Hill Show (1985), Our Very First Telethon episode of Full House (1990), The Simpsons (1991), Two and a Half Men (2004), What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2004), "Peterotica" episode of Family Guy (2006), SpongeBob SquarePants (2007), and The Big Bang Theory (2009).

On June 6, 2013 on the 110th anniversary of Khachaturian’s birthday a modern take of the Sabre Dance—Sabre Dance on the Street—was performed at Yerevan Cascade by Barekamutyun dance ensemble and Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Films

Films in which the "Sabre Dance" was used include The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), One, Two, Three (1961), The System (1964), Amarcord (1973), Nu, pogodi! 6th episode "Countryside" (1973), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), Repentance (1987), Punchline (1988), Hocus Pocus (1993) Radioland Murders (1994), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994),[71] Don't Drink the Water (1994), I Married a Strange Person! (1997), Vegas Vacation (1997), A Simple Wish (1997), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), The Lion King 1½ (2004), Kung Fu Hustle (2005), Scoop (2006), Sicko (2007), Ghost Town (2008), Witless Protection (2008), Le Concert (2009), Pájaros de papel (2010), Sabre Dance (2015).[66] In his frenzied comedy One, Two, Three, director Billy Wilder used the dance repeatedly for comic effect, including a crazed chase through East Berlin, and the chaotic closing ride to the airport featuring James Cagney and Horst Bucholz. It was also played briefly in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

Video games in which the "Sabre Dance" was used include:

Road Runner (the 1985 Atari System 1 arcade version).
Sleeping Dogs on the classical Boosey and Hawkes radio station.
Final Fantasy IV, as background music for the dancing girls' routines.
Aero the Acro-Bat, as the music that plays when Aero is invincible for a short time."


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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Dance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Dance)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:46, 05 February 20
Bach - Prelude & Fugue Nos. 2 & 11

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 2

As ever excellent use of stereo throughout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBsiJWx17ys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBsiJWx17ys)

Links:

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=15042)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly[/f
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:53, 05 February 20
A sample file from 1987 by Rob Baxter

3.5 minutes of stereo CPC bliss. Music starts at 2:19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtCdbsAGtN4&t=11s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtCdbsAGtN4&t=11s)

Amstrad Computer User and Amstrad Action reviews of The Advanced Music System:

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser23-1086/page/n29)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-013/page/n23)

Rob Baxter letters to ACU and AA:
https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser38-0188/page/n13)

https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/AmstradComputerUser41-0488/page/n9)

https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9 (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-045/page/n9)

Other info:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Rob%20BAXTER)

With thanks to @Nich (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=53)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:57, 05 February 20
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmYz5lAA44 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmYz5lAA44)

With thanks to @Gryzor (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)  and   @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

Reviews:

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https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_(Handel)#Act_3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_(Handel)#Act_3)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:33, 08 February 20
THREE DANCES FROM THE NUTCRACKER SUITE - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 -93)

Recorded by Rob Baxter in 1988 and played using the Advanced Music System - From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 4 (1988)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ug3c2b-89g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ug3c2b-89g)

"These characteristic dances are some of the best known tunes from this much loved concert version of the ballet bearing the same name. Presented here are the Danse Russe Trepak (Russian Dance), Danse de la Fee-Dragee (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy) and Danse des Mirlitons (Dance of the Reed Pipes)."

1. Russian Dance - 0:50 to 1:58

2. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - 2:02 to 3:48

3. Dance of the Reed Pipes - 3:51 to 5:38

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutcracker#In_popular_culture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutcracker#In_popular_culture)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:46, 10 February 20
VIVALDI - The Four Seasons - Spring

Video 1 of 4

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Recorded and played on the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software.

Music starts at 3:48 and finishes at 14:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8HP5BTCju0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8HP5BTCju0)

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

Reviews:
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Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi))

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:14, 12 February 20
VIVALDI - The Four Seasons - Summer

Video 2 of 4

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Recorded and played on the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software. Music starts at 1:10 and finishes at 9:52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNw5A7P9OQQ&t=5s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNw5A7P9OQQ&t=5s)

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

Reviews:
https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi))

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:40, 14 February 20
VIVALDI - The Four Seasons - Autumn

Video 3 of 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAroNOESC9I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAroNOESC9I)

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Recorded and played on the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software.

Music starts at 1:03 and finishes at 11:43

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)

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Links: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi))

Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:04, 16 February 20
VIVALDI - The Four seasons - Winter

Video 4 of 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWhbdDurxQM&t=31s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWhbdDurxQM&t=31s)


From the Rob Baxter Music Disc 3 (1987)

Recorded and played on the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software.

Music starts at 1:37 and finishes at 10:02

With thanks to @tjohnson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129)


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Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14032)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi))

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.




Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: Gryzor on 13:44, 17 February 20
Heheh as I've been listening to some Vivaldi lately I really enjoyed this :)
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:26, 21 February 20
BACH - the Goldberg Variations - Video 1 of 2

The Variations should be one video but unfortunately due to a "technical issue" has to consist of two videos.

From the Rob Baxter Music Disc IV

Transcribed to the CPC in 1988 by Rob Baxter and played using the Advanced Music System by Rainbird Software.

Music starts at 1:07 and finishes at 26:06

"About Music IV - why more Bach?
Since I completed my previous collection for the Advanced Music System, Music III, I have spent a little time thinking what I could do with the AMS that was a bit different. I suppose you could say that I was looking for a new sound. After a little soul-searching I found exactly what I was looking for in the keyboard music of my old favourite, J. S. Bach. While transcribing the Goldberg Variations, the Italian Concerto, the Chromatic Fantasia and the Two Part Inventions I discovered a lightness of tone in the Music System and the Amstrad's sound chip that I had not really been aware of before. This also comes over in the delightful Rameau suite on side two. With this disc, more than any other I've done, you MUST listen in STEREO if you possibly can.

The GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
This beautiful, transcendental work was composed in 1742. It was written (according to Forkel, Bach's first biographer) for J. T. Goldberg, a pupil of Bach's, to play to one Count Kaiserling who,it is said suffered from insomnia. Written for harpsichord with two manuals, the work comprises a highly ornamented opening Aria which is followed by thirty variations. The work should really be listened to in sequence, as a complete entity to be fully appreciated - although each individual variation will quite happily stand on its own as a work in its own right. The final variation (No. 30) is a "Quodlibet", which incorporated a couple of popular songs of the day, showing Bach, maybe, was writing with a twinkle in his eye!
The work concludes with the return of the Aria." - Rob Baxter May 1988.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftUNyi5eGWA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftUNyi5eGWA)

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https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=Vg==)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ== (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-the_advanced_music_system.htm?t=VQ==)

Links and thread at CPCWiki:

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/the-advanced-music-studio-brandenburg-concertos-1-and-2/ (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/the-advanced-music-studio-brandenburg-concertos-1-and-2/)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldberg_Variations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldberg_Variations)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Advanced_Music_System) https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=14033)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: The Advanced Music System - The Rob Baxter Files (1987 to 1989)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:06, 23 February 20
BACH - the Goldberg Variations - Video 2 of 2

Music starts at 0:15 and finishes at 25:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNAwIfsI_DY&t=39s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNAwIfsI_DY&t=39s)