Friday, April 24, 2015

Music



'Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.'  -  Berthold Auerbach

I bought a few pieces of handwritten sheet music a while back.  The owner of the store told me the sheet music came from the estate of Fredric J. Baur.  Mr. Baur designed the can which holds Pringle potato chips.  He passed away in 2008 and, at his request, some of his ashes were buried in a Pringle can. 




As I was looking over my images on the computer, I realized the name at the bottom of the sheet music was not the Pringle can inventor's name.  So I googled it.  It turns out Don Spencer is an Australian musician who creates music for kids.  Two of his songs are Don't Ever Step on a Snake and Bob the Kelpie.  On his website (you can see it here)  he has signed his first name.  It looks a little like the signature on the sheet music.  (Although how many ways can you sign the name Don?)  I don't know if it is Don Spencer the Australian musician's sheet music or not, but it made for an interesting find.  

I am joining Kim Klassen's Friday Finds.  In creating my images I used Kim's preset still in Lightroom and her texture 2110 in PS Elements.  My finds this week are an Australian musician and flowers that have looked beautiful all week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!
Michelle

Kim Klassen dot com

12 comments:

  1. What a great find. I can see how you are always on the lookout for special props to tell a picture story. And are those hyacinths? I've never seen them as a bouquet. The aroma must be amazing. How springlike.

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  2. Wow! What an original find. You've photographed it beautifully. Those pink hyacinths are stunning. And what an interesting bit of detective work you've done. All the best for the weekend, Bonny

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  3. Cool story behind your Music Prompt and gorgeous image with the bunch of Hyacinth. Reminds me of something a wedding photographer would take of music being played at a wedding.

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  4. Love your story and photos! The color of hyacinths is very beautiful.

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  5. Those pink hyacinths are stunning and the handwritten sheet music are a fantastic addition to your composition! :)

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  6. Great story behind the sheet music. Lovely images. Happy Friday!

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  7. Love the handwritten, and signed sheet music! It is a wonderful prop for your gorgeous hyacinths, neatly wrapped and tied! Lovely!!

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  8. I love the handwritten sheet music- no matter who wrote it! It reminds me of the music my childhood piano teacher would write out for me. Your images are just beautiful!

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  9. Awesome find. Anything hand written is a great find.

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  10. look what great shape the music sheets are still in - do you play any instruments? Or as this strictly prop shopping?

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  11. these are so beautiful and creative

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  12. No matter who that sheet music originally belonged to those are two incredibly interesting tidbits to know! Love these photos as much as the stories that go with them:)

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