September 2009

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Here are a couple more piano tunes I wrote a while back while I was tinkering around with the fugue style.

In a 3-voice fugue, the main theme is introduced in the first voice, then repeated an interval above with the second voice enters, then again below when the third voice enters. In most cases, after the voices finish their themes, they go off and do their own things for a little while (actually with some variations of parts of the theme) before the main theme comes back again at the end.

I chose a different instrument to record these (other than piano) mainly because I liked the sound of it.

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Alex Franke - Fugue 1
Alex Franke - Fugue 2

This is the fourteenth set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • S.M.S. Friedrich der Grosse Turbinenlinienschiff 25000 tons
  • S.M.S. Grille (yacht)
  • S.M.S. Grille
  • S.M.S. Greif
  • S.M.S. Blitz
  • S.M.S. Amazone
  • S.M.Kl. gesch. Kreuzer Danzig
  • S.M. Linienschiff Kaiser Friedrich III

This is the thirteenth set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • S.M.S. Frauenlob
  • S.M.S. Falke
  • S.M. Kleiner Kreuzer Geier
  • S.M.S. Gefion
  • S.M. Kleiner Kreuzer Gazelle
  • S.M.S. Fuchs
  • S.M.S. Frithjof
  • S.M.S. Friedrich der Grosse

This is the twelfth set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • S.M.S. Albatross
  • S.M.S. Alexandrine
  • S.M.S. Drache
  • S.M.S. Delphin
  • S.M.S. Cormoran, Kl. Kreuzer
  • S.M. Kleiner Kreuzer Coln
  • S.M.S. Freya, Korvette
  • S.M.S. Freya

This is the eleventh set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • S.M.S. Baden
  • S.M.S. Kaiserin Augusta
  • S.M.Kl. Kreuzer Arkona
  • S.M.S. Ariadne, Korvette
  • S.M.S. Ariadne am 18. Aug. 1914 im Seegefecht bei Helgoland gesunken
  • S.M. Panzerkreuzer Prinz Adalbert
  • S.M.S. Adler, Kanonenboot
  • S.M.S. Aegir

This is the tenth set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • S.M.S. Brummer
  • S.M.S. Breslau
  • S.M.S. Blucher
  • S.M.S. Brandenburg
  • S.M. Grosser Kreuzer Furst Bismarck
  • S.M.S. Beowulf
  • S.M.S. Bayern
  • S.M.S. Kaiser Barbarossa

This is the ninth set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • S.M.S. Augusta, Korvette
  • S.M.S. Arcona, Fregatte
  • S.M.S. Amazone, Korvette
  • S.M.S. Cyclop, Kanonenboot
  • S.M.S. Carmen
  • S.M.S. Carola
  • S.M.S. Friedrich Carl
  • S.M.S. Bussard

Here’s a great little online app that will test how good you are at “eyeballing” different measurements. Drag a point or line around to make simple geometric figures. After eyeballing seven different ones three times each, you’ll get a score and a chart that compares you against other test-takers.

Very cool. Check it out here: http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/

Here are several pencil sketches by Ernst Franke, probably from around 1905-1910. They were all drawn, in the order shown, in a small sketchbook.

Please comment if you are able to identify any of the subjects. They may be from Kempen, Nettetal, or Kaldenkirchen in Germany, or from Venlo in the Netherlands.

This is the eighth set from a collection of about 350 postcards of the Kaiserliche Marine, or the German Imperial Navy. For the main catalog page of this archive, visit WWI German Navy Postcard Collection.

This set includes:

  • S.M.S. Prinzess Wilhelm, Kreuzer-Korvette
  • S.M.S. Konig Wilhelm
  • S.M. Linienschiff Kaiser WIlhelm der Grosse
  • S.M.S. Wacht, Aviso
  • Unterseeboot klar zum tauchen
  • Unterseeboot U 1
  • Unterseeboot U 8
  • Unterseeboot U 9

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