Arrangements for "20er" crank organs

Here are my arrangements for 20-note-scale crank organs ("20er"). If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the following arrangements, punched on paper rolls, please send an e-mail

E-mail to harald_m_mueller@gmx.de - for wishes, questions, remarks, ...

The following links point to the arrangements further down on this page. For all arrangements with black notes, you can listen to the arrangement in MP3 format. Simply click on the notes for downloading the arrangement. Each download is between 200kB and 900kB. I did the recording in my workshop in the basement—so please kindly disregard the not-top-of-the-line and sometimes quite bad sound quality!

For legal or other reasons, I cannot offer this possibility of downloading for arrangements with blue notes. If you would like to listen to an MP3 of one of these songs, please send me e-mail at harald_m_mueller@gmx.de.

For arrangements without notes, I have not yet created an MP3 file.

General remarks

Ragtimes

The Entertainer
Scott Joplin
Length: 3:40 min
6 voices; ornamented
Top
 
Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin
Length: 4:05 min
6 voices; ornamented
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The Easy Winners
Scott Joplin
Length: 4:15
5 voices; hardly ornamented
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Weeping Willow
Scott Joplin
Length: 3:45
5 voices; hardly ornamented
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Peacherine Rag
Scott Joplin
Length: 3:55
5 voices; somewhat ornamented
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Palm Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin
Length: 3:40
5 voices; hardly ornamented
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Strenous Life
Scott Joplin
Length: 4:05
5 voices; somewhat ornamented
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The Chrysanthemum
Scott Joplin
Length: 3:40
4 voices; hardly ornamented
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The Favorite
Scott Joplin
Length: 3:10
5 voices; hardly ornamented
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Ragtime Jim
A. Fred Phillips
Length: 3:10
5 voices
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20s & 30s

Ich wollt', ich wär ein Huhn  
Comedian Harmonists
Length: 2:45
6 voices
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Kein Schwein ruft mich an  
Max Raabe
Length: 3:30
6 voices
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Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus steht draußen am Balkon
Comedian Harmonists
Length: 3:20
6 voices
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Das ist die Liebe der Matrosen
Comedian Harmonists
Length: 3:40
6 voices
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In der Nacht ist der Mensch nicht gern alleine
F. Grothe
Length: 3:00
6 voices
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Lo studente passa
J.C.Ibanez
Length: 2:15
6 voices
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Jazz

Honky Tonk Train
Meade Lux Lewis
Length: 2:25
6 voices
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Shreveport Stomp
Jelly Roll Morton
Length: 3:15
7 voices
Top
 
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
Length: 1:35
6 voices
Top
 
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Don Raye and Hughie Prince
Length: 2:50
7 voices
Top
 
Boogie Woogie Blues
Albert Ammons
Length: 2:50
5 voices
Top
 
Grandpa's Spells
Jelly Roll Morton
Length: 2:50
6 voices
Top
 
Sint Job's Boogie
Tom Meijer (composed for 100 years Verbeeck organ building—thank you Hiddo van Os for the information)
Length: 2:15
7 voices
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She's Too Fat for Me
Lean/Richardson
Length: 2:45
8 voices
Top
 
Happy Luxemburg
James Last
Length: 2:10
8 voices
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Tijuana Taxi
Herb Alpert
Length: 2:15
8 voices
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Trumpet Blues and Cantabile

If you want to take a look at the score of this arrangement, look here!
Length: 2:45
8 voices
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Oh When the Saints
Trad.
Length: 3:05
6 voices
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Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Trad.
Length: 5:45 (6 verses)
6 voices
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Whispering
Vincent Rose
Length: 1:30 min
5 voices
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Go Down, Moses
Trad.
Length: 1:40 (2 verses)
4 voices
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Blue Spanish Eyes
Bert Kaempfert
Length: 2:30
6 voices
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For music of Leroy Anderson, see Classical music.

50s and 60s

Rock Around The Clock
M. Freedman
Length: 2:15
6 voices
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Can't Buy Me Love
Beatles
Length: 2:00
6 voices
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Yesterday
Beatles
Length: 1:35
6 voices
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I Want To Be Your Teddybear
Elvis Presley
Length: 1:50
6 voices
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I'm All Shook Up
Elvis Presley
Length: 1:50
5 voices
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Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley
Length: 1:50
8 voices
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Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley
Length: 2:05
6 voices
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Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi ...
(German 50s hit)
Bill Ramsey
Length: 2:15
5 voices
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When I'm Sixty-Four
Beatles
Length: 1:50
4 voices
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Ach Egon
Heino Gaze
Length: 3:30
6 voices
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Pop - 80s, 90s and more

Please don't leave me
Pink
Length: 3:15
7 voices
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Funhouse
Pink
Length: 3:15
5 voices
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Film music

Der Schuh des Manitu—Medley
(German western parody—very good film!)
R.Wengenmayr/D.Holesch
Length: 4:30
8 voices
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Pretty Woman
R.Orbison
Length: 2:52
7 voices
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Miss Marple
Ron Goodwin
Length: 1:30
6 voices
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Marches, Polkas, Waltzes

Petersburger Schlittenfahrt
Richard Eilenberg
Length: 2:45
7 voices
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Alte Kameraden
Carl Teike
Length: 2:45
7 voices
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Circus Renz
G.Peter
 
Length: 3:10
7 voices
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Kaiserwalzer
Joh.Strauß jun.
 
Length: 4:15
7 voices
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Die Spatzenhochzeit
W.Baumgart
 
Length: 2:40
6 voices
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U.S. Armed Forces Medley
diverse
 
Length: 3:30
6 voices
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U.S. University Football Marches Medley ("Big Ten Medley")
diverse
 
Length: 3:50
6 voices
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Classical arrangements

Water Music: 3rd movement - Allegro
G.F.Händel
Length: 3:00
6 voices
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Water Music: 10th movement - Allegro
G.F.Händel
Length: 2:05
5 voices
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Hallelujah
G.F.Händel
Length: 3:45
5 voices
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The following 12 arrangements of original "Flötenuhr" pieces (pieces for a musical clock, i.e. for barrel organ!), composed by F. Joseph Haydn in 1792, follow note for note Haydn's original scores (except for their transposition to B-flat). There are no additional ornaments. My only contribution is "the artist's interpretation" - tempo, length of notes, and precise formulation of the ornaments.
Remark about tempi: The lengths of the pieces varies considerably. This is astonishing—after all, many of them were on the same barrel, so their lengths should be equal to one or a few turns of that barrel. Maybe my tempo decisions are not d'accord with the original ones ...

Flötenuhr 1792, No.1
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 1:20
4 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.2
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 0:50
3 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.3
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 1:00
3 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.4
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 0:50
3 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.5
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 1:00
4 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.6
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 1:00
3 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.7
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 0:50
4 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.8
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 1:25
4 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.9
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 1:00
4 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.10
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 0:45
3 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.11
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 0:45
5 voices
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Flötenuhr 1792, No.12
F. Joseph Haydn
Length: 0:40
4 voices
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Unfortunately (for arranging for 20er), all other of Haydn's pieces for musical clocks require chromatic scales (of which Haydn makes extensive use as ornaments). The same is true for Mozart's few pieces for musical clocks—therefore, I cannot produce any more "original" arrangements of those classical pieces.

I wrote the following arrangement for Otto Peter Hauser, who owns a 20er street organ with drums on additional tracks. In that arrangement, the tick-tack of the pendumlum is done by the small drums. Afterwards, it occured to me that the bass pipes of a 20er might also simulate the (not quite) regular clock ticks.

The Syncopated Clock
Leroy Anderson
Length: 2:27
6 voices
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Pizzicato Polka
Johann Strauß jun.
Length: 2:05
4 voices
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Gute Nacht (aus der Winterreise)
F.Schubert
Length: 5:30
6 voices
Top
 
Ja das Schreiben und das Lesen (from the "Gypsy Baron")
Johann Strauß jun.
Length: 2:30
4 voices
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Instant Concert
H.Walters
 
Length: 2:50
6 voices
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Christmas songs, Church music

O du fröhliche, o du selige  
trad.
Length: 2:15
5 voices
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Es ist ein Ros entsprungen  
trad.
Length: 2:30
5 voices
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Es ist für uns eine Zeit angekommen  
trad.
Length: 2:00
5 voices
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Kommet, ihr Hirten, ihr Männer und Fraun  
trad.
Length: 1:35
5 voices
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Das Licht einer Kerze ist im Advent erwacht  
P.Janssens
Length: 3:45
5 voices
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Es wird scho glei dumper, es wird scho glei Nacht  
trad.
Length: 3:30
5 voices
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Jetzt fangen wir zum Singen an, halleluja  
trad.
Length: 2:35
5 voices
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Zu Bethlehem geboren ist uns ein Kindelein  
trad.
Length: 2:50
5 voices
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Silent night, holy night
F.X.Gruber
Length: 2:55
6 voices
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Ihr Kinderlein, kommet
Johann A.P. Schulz
Length: 2:25
6 voices
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Joy to the World
Trad.
Length: 3:13
7 voices
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Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Trad.
Length: 2:43
6 voices
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White Christmas
Irving Berlin
Length: 2:10
6 voices
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"Deutsche Messe" (Gesänge zur Feier des heiligen Opfers der Messe)
  • Eingang - Wohin soll ich mich wenden
  • Gloria - Ehre, Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
  • Zum Evangelium - Noch lag die Schöpfung formlos da
  • Zum Offertorium - Du gabst, o Herr, mir Sein und Leben
  • Sanctus - Heilig, heilig, heilig
  • Zum Agnus Dei - Mein Heiland, Herr und Meister
  • Schlussgesang - Herr, Du hast mein Fleh'n vernommen
F.Schubert
 
Length: 7:50
7 voices
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Ich bete an die Macht der Liebe
D.Bortniansky
 
Length: 1:45
4 voices
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Nun danket all und bringet Ehr (In grateful songs your voices raise)
J.Crüger
 
Length: 1:10
4 voices
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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
 
Length: 1:30
4 voices
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Nun danket alle Gott (Now thank we all our God)
J.Crüger
 
Length: 1:40
4 voices
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Children's songs

Eine Insel mit zwei Bergen
Augsburger Puppenkiste
Length: 1:45
8 voices
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O du lieber Augustin
Popular song
Length: 1:45
5 voices
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Moritaten

Der Butterräuber von Halberstadt
Trad.
Length: 4:25 (9 verses)
5 voices
Top
 
Der Schinderhannes
Trad.
Length: 6:10 (19 verses)
5 voices
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Other

I've been working on the railroad
Trad.
Length: 2:45
6 voices
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Fiesta Mexikana
Rex Gildo
Length: 3:00
5 voices
Top
 
Mit 66 Jahren, da fängt das Leben an
Udo Jürgens
Length: 3:55
6 voices
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Should ould acquaintance be forgot
Trad.
Length: 2:45 (4 verses)
4 voices
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Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen
Trad.
Length: 2:40 (4 verses)
5 voices
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Wir fahren so jemütlich auf der Pferdebahn
Trad.
Length: 1:00 (2 verses)
5 voices
Top
 
Waltzing Matilda
Trad.
Length: 2:55 (4 verses)
4 voices
Top
 
Advance Australia Fair
Trad.
Length: 1:05 (1 verse), 2:00 (2 verses)
5 voices
Top
 
I Still Call Australia Home
Trad.
Length: 2:05
5 voices
Top
 
Internationale
P.Degeyter
Length: 2:15
5 voices
Top
Tico Tico
Zequinha Abreu
Length: 2:15
5 voices
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Won't You Ride On My Little Red Wagon
Rex Grffin
Length: 1:30
6 voices
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