Heavens Gate waltz

Also known as Heaven’s Gate , Ella’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Heavens Gate has been added to 1 tune set.

Heavens Gate has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Heavens Gate
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AB>c | d3 dc>e |B4 c>B | A3 FE>D | D3 AB>c |
d3 dc>e | B4 c>B| A3 GF>G| E4 E>F |A2 A>FE>F|
G4 E>F | A2 A>FE>F | G4 E>F |A2 A2 B2 | c2 B2 A2 |
D2 F2 A2 | d3 :|| /A/A/B| c>e e>c > e>f | e cB>AAB |
c>e e>c e>f |e cB >AA c | B >c B> c B >c | d2 c2 B2 | A2 E2 F2 |G4|
/A/A/B | c>e e>c e>f | e cB>A AB | c>e e>c e>f |
e cB>A Ac| B2 B3 c | d2 c2 B2 |1 A2 E2 F2 | G4 |2 A2 c2 e2 | a4

Eleven comments

Heavens Gate (Ellas Waltz)

This is from the film Heavens Gate. It is referred to as Heavens gate waltz also known as Ella’s waltz. as there are other waltzes in the film .I have transposed it as best bi could , so if anybody has any corrections I would be glad of comments. In the film the first part is played 3 times and then the second part once (I think) and then back to first part and finish. You can hear it on youtube .

Re: Heaven’s Gate

One of the beautiful tunes from the film, composed by David Mansfield. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham recorded it on The Pearl (1995), mistakenly calling it "Mamou Two Step".

You’ve not notated it right, and there are a few bars with too many notes (e.g. last bar on the top line, and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 10th full bars in the B part). The pick-up notes might be better as | AB>c |. 4th bar in the A part: | D3 AB>c |. Try it again, let, and see if you can see where you’ve gone wrong.

Re: Heaven’s Gate

Nigel -Thanks for your comments and advice. I have corrected the bars you mentioned and and hope that
they are correct now. Need to do a little more to have it exactly like the soundtrack.

Re: Heaven’s Gate

Much better, and nearly there! The 3rd bar in the B part should be the same as the first ( | e>c >c e>f | ), as should the 8th bar. The 4th bar in the B part needs changed as well (something like | e2 c>B A>A | ).

Re: Heaven’s Gate

well Nigel I think I am there now. I changed the 5 th bar 2nd part and hope I have the maths right. Thanks for your help. I am ok with simple abc s but when it comes to the lesser value notes I am still learning.

Re: Heaven’s Gate

The tune certainly owes a big debt to The Mamou Two-Step. The size of the debt becomes more obvious when they play it as a two-step later in the film for the roller-skating scene.

Re: Heavens Gate

I went in and edited the first bar of the 2ndlast line from A,4 to A,2 A,2. However when I input that change the abc s - A,2A,2 - it will only put ONE aA,2 into the bar. When I put in 3x A,2 in abc s , 2 appear in the sheet music which is correct. If you can help with this Jeramy please do so . Thanks.

Re: Heavens Gate

"The tune certainly owes a big debt to The Mamou Two-Step…"

All the music in the film has related themes etc, but I wouldn’t confuse the two, as Aly & Phil must have done. Incidentally, the rolling-skating scene is one of my favourite cinematic scenes. It’s wonderful!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiNlthlz1d8


As for the ABC, try this:

AB>c | d3 dc>e | B4 c>B | A3 FE>D | D3
AB>c | d3 dc>e | B4 c>B | A3 GF>G | E4
E>F | A2 A>F E>F| G3 FE>F | A2 A>F E>F | G4
E>F |A2 A2 B2 | c2 B2 A2 | D2 F2 A2 | d3 :|
|: AA>c| e>c e>c e>f | e>c B>A A>c | e>c e>c e>f | e3
BA>c | B>A B>A B>c | d2 c2 B2 | A2 A>F E>C | A,3
AA>c | e>c e>c e>f | e>c B>A A>c | e>c e>c e>f |e>c B>A A>c |
B>A B>A B>c | d2 c2 B2 |1 A2 E2 F2 | G3 :|2 A2 c2 e2 | a3 |]

Re: Heavens Gate

After listening to it again I think that A,4 is correct but again programme would not let me put it at the beginning of the 2nd last line so I put it at end of previous line.

Re: Heavens Gate

Hi, whoever is the keeper of this tune, can you please add the rests in the first bar before the lead-in notes? When I import the MIDI file into Flat.io (highly recommended online tool), the first D is no longer on beat one of the measure.
Thanks. I really love this tune and may have time to contribute some of the double stop harmonies I hear on Mansfield’s youtube video.

Cheers,
Scott

Re: Heavens Gate

Copy the ABC code below, paste it into http://www.mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php and you’ll be able to then obtain a MIDI file.

X: 1
T: Heavens Gate
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
z3 AB>c | d3 dc>e | B4 c>B | A3 FE>D | D3
AB>c | d3 dc>e | B4 c>B | A3 GF>G | E4
E>F | A2 A>F E>F| G3 FE>F | A2 A>F E>F | G4
E>F |A2 A2 B2 | c2 B2 A2 | D2 F2 A2 | d3 :|
|: AA>c| e>c e>c e>f | e>c B>A A>c | e>c e>c e>f | e3
BA>c | B>A B>A B>c | d2 c2 B2 | A2 A>F E>C | A,3
AA>c | e>c e>c e>f | e>c B>A A>c | e>c e>c e>f |e>c B>A A>c |
B>A B>A B>c | d2 c2 B2 |1 A2 E2 F2 | G3 :|2 A2 c2 e2 | a3 |]