October 2009

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Here are three more piano tunes that I wrote many moons ago. Click the “Play” icons to listen.

My wife named the first one. Its name is formally “Ducks with a Mission,” but I just call it “Ducks.” (I have no idea why she gave it such a strange name.) It starts off slowly and simply, with a melody that might sound a little familiar.
Alex Franke - Ducks

Next is my Minute Waltz, which (unlike the more common Minute Waltz)has the unique distinction of being precisely a minute long. (Before I get any nasty comments about this, I’ll say up-font that I did allow for a tiny fade-out at the end.)
Alex Franke - Minute Waltz

I’m not quite sure how to describe Flutterby, except to say that I can’t actually play it. :)
Alex Franke - Flutterby

Enjoy!

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This is the 28th 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:

  • Unsere Marine, Freizeit (Free time)
  • Unsere Marine, Musikkapelle an Bord (Band on board)
  • Unsere Marine, Bei Tanz und Spiel (In dance and play)
  • Unsere Marine, Kohlenübernahme (Kohl acquisition)
  • Unsere Marine, Löhnung an Bord (Play on board)
  • Unsere Marine, Signaldienst (Signal service)
  • Unsere Marine, Besuch an Bord (Visitors on board)
  • Unsere Marine, Landung der Sonntagsurlauber (Landing for Sunday holiday)
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This is the 27th 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:

  • Unsere Marine, Seekadettenmesse (Midshipman’s mess)
  • Unsere Marine, Tauspleissen (Splicing rope)
  • Unsere Marine, Im Schiffslazarett (Ship’s infirmary)
  • Unsere Marine, Geschützexerzieren (Artillery drill)
  • Unsere Marine, Gewehrreinigen an Bord (Rifle cleaning on board)
  • Unsere Marine, Beim Segelaufrollen (Furling sails)
  • Unsere Marine, Der Barbier an Bord (The barber on board)
  • Unsere Marine, S. Majestät der Kaiser an Bord (His Majesty the Emperor on board)
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This is the 26th 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. Nürnberg
  • S.M.S. Lothringen
  • S.M.S. Helgoland
  • S.M.S. Lübeck
  • Unsere Marine, Salon des Kommandanten (Commander’s Salon)
  • Unsere Marine, In der Küche (In the kitchen)
  • Unsere Marine, Im Heizraum (In the boiler room)
  • Unsere Marine, Schlachtfest an Bord (Slaughter on board)
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This is the 25th 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. Westfalen
  • S.M.S. Mecklenburg
  • S.M.S. Posen
  • S.M.S. Stuttgart
  • S.M.S. Stettin
  • S.M.S. Königsberg
  • S.M.S. Hamburg
  • S.M.S. Hannover
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This is the 24th 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:

  • Torpedoboot “Scharf”
  • S.M.S. Vaterland, Flusskanonenboot
  • S.M.S. Leipzig, Kreuzer-Frigatte
  • S.M.S. Pommerania, Radaviso
  • Schlachtflotte in Kieler Hafen
  • Königliches Schloß mit S.M.S. Carmen
  • Kriegsflotte
  • S.M.S. Prinz Adalbert, Kreuzer-Fregatte
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This is the 23rd 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. Undine, Schiffsjungen-Brigg
  • S.M.S. Hela, Schiffsjungen-Brigg
  • S.M.S. Renown, Art.-Schulschiff
  • S.M.S. Hertha, Fregatte
  • S.M.S. Elisabeth, Fregatte
  • S.M.S. Gefion, Segelfregatte
  • S.M.S. Gazelle, Korvette
  • S.M.S. Loreley, Stationsyacht
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This is the 22nd 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. Oldenburg
  • S.M.S. Odin
  • S.M.S. Olga
  • S.M. Kanonenboot Panther
  • S.M. Kl. gesch. Kreuzer Mainz
  • S.M. Kl. gesch. Kreuzer Nürnberg
  • S.M.S. Karlsruhe
  • S.M. Panzerkreuzer Roon
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This is the 21st 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. Prinz Heinrich
  • S.M.S. Heimdall
  • S.M.S. Irene
  • S.M. Kanonenboot Jaguar
  • S.M.S. Kaiser
  • S.M.S. Nautilus
  • S.M.S. Niobe
  • S.M. Kleiner Kreuzer Nymphe
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This is the twentieth 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. Kanonenboot Eber
  • S.M. Linienschiff Schwaben
  • S.M.S. Kaiseradler
  • S.M. Linienschiff Kaiser Karl der Grosse
  • S.M.S. Moltke
  • S.M.S. Luchs
  • S.M.S. Hagen
  • S.M.S. Hildebrand
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