Waltzing Matilda

Accidental

Supporting Member
none of those links work! Probably quicker and easier if you just contact whoever posted the recording and ask them....
 

katieeuph

Member
The only version I've ever come across is one by (I think!) Edrich Siebert, that I used to do with my school brass band. I don't think it's the same version as this, though, sorry. That answer wasn't really much help to you at all, was it?! :rolleyes:
 

listerbo

Member
The only version I've ever come across is one by (I think!) Edrich Siebert, that I used to do with my school brass band. I don't think it's the same version as this, though, sorry. That answer wasn't really much help to you at all, was it?! :rolleyes:
Well thanks a million this was actually very useful as I have discovered that Siebert wrote March of the Cobblers and a whole lot of other stuff! Thanks
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
erm, March of the Cobblers was written by Robert Barratt.

(I haven't played any Siebert stuff for years but if memory serves it was pretty much all arrangements rather than compositions - no surprise if MotC was one of them I guess!)
 

listerbo

Member
thanks

erm, March of the Cobblers was written by Robert Barratt.

(I haven't played any Siebert stuff for years but if memory serves it was pretty much all arrangements rather than compositions - no surprise if MotC was one of them I guess!)

Thanks for the info.....:)
 

Bob Sherunkle

Active Member
Edrich Siebert. Never forget is also famous for his big hit in Australia (1973) called "The Marrow Song (Oh What A Beauty!)"

Unlikely as it may seem, I promise this is true.

You can look it up, and I seem to remember find a link to the amusing (ish) ditty wot he wrote!

Go on then....
 

nethers

Active Member
Sweet Jeebus, you're right! I guess after this masterpiece Siebert realised he had peaked and retired to cheesy arrangements.

Most Australian bands have a march called 'Waltzing Matilda' which isn't terrible on parade. Can't remember who wrote it sadly. The band I used to conduct there would perform in on ANZAC Day/Australia Day etc.
 

fartycat

Member
Philip Wilby has also written a rather brilliant jazz waltz version, bit hard though! Not sure it's published, he wrote it for Dyke's tour of Australia a few years ago.
 

listerbo

Member
Edrich Siebert. Never forget is also famous for his big hit in Australia (1973) called "The Marrow Song (Oh What A Beauty!)"

Unlikely as it may seem, I promise this is true.

You can look it up, and I seem to remember find a link to the amusing (ish) ditty wot he wrote!

Go on then....
Thanks for this invaluable information!!! :)
 

James Yelland

Active Member
Of course, the composer of such classics as The Marrow Song and Brass Band Boogie wrote them under a pseudonym. Very wise of him.
 

listerbo

Member
thanks for the tip

Philip Wilby has also written a rather brilliant jazz waltz version, bit hard though! Not sure it's published, he wrote it for Dyke's tour of Australia a few years ago.
Thanks for the tip. I will follow it up anyway!:)
 

pedaller

Member
Edrich Siebert also arranged the Verdi overture Sicilian Vespers - still a technical tour de force, so he wasn't all bad!
 
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