What is this tunes correct key denomination?
Sounds like B phrygian dominant. Does it? I am no hero in reltion to scales.
This tune was composed by Arnaud Royer and features on his album "Melen" see: http://www.myspace.com/albummelen
The version I posted is as played by Steph Geremia on "The Open Road" see also: http://www.myspace.com/stephgeremia
Hope you enjoy it.
The root seems to be B with two sharps.
With a root of B and 2 sharps it would be B minor (B aeolian)
Does anyone have this tune written in stave?
Not The Version
This is not true: "The version I posted is as played by Steph Geremia."
Why did you change the key from the way Steph plays the tune? Do you have a problem with the F natural?
It is if you play on C
Maybe they played it on C flute? In which case the fingerings are accurate (though the note tones are not).
here is the proper notation (which would have helped had Levine done this, but was too happy to beef rather than help):
T: Carpe Diem
e4 d3c| BdcB A2 AE| ABcd e2 ed| g2 gf e2 d2|
e2 defe dc|BdcB A2 AE| ABcd e2 dc|1 BdcB A2 EA :|2 BdcB A2 de||
a4 a2 ga| b2 ba gf e2|defd d ~e3|d^cde fed=c|
A2 a2 a2 ga|abba gfe2|defd d ~e3|1 d2 cB A2de:|2 d2 cB A2EA||
Carpe Diem, X:2
Copy/pasted RudalRose’s setting for those of us that don’t read ABC.
JACKB, one has to wonder if you have listened to this tune? It certainly isn’t in D major, it isn’t even in the mixolydian related to D as you have written. RudalRose’s A aeolian setting is very close to what Steph Geremia plays. Changing the key signature changes the mode which changes the tune entirely. I don’t like to criticise, but simply listening once and then playing through what you’ve written would clear up any confusion.
Here is Arnaud Royer’s original https://myspace.com/albummelen/music/song/carpe-diem-9151936-8953120
Re: Carpe Diem
The first part sound completely similar to the famous french balfolk tune "La Sansonnette", composed by D. Forges.
You can find thousands of versions on Youtube, as it is a very common "over-played" tune in the french folk repertoire.