Monday, September 24, 2012

Episode 19: Cartoon Music

Hi, and welcome to the Open Licensed Music Podcast, the show where we highlight music from artists who let you share their music.  I'm Ralph Wacksworth, and today's
episode is featuring cartoon music.

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - I. Morning (3:49)
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 - IV. In The Hall Of The Mountain King (2:34)
Rondo Alla Turca (3:01)

That was Movement 1 (Morning) and Movement 4 (In The Hall Of The Mountain King) from Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg and performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the Musopen project.  Both of them are available from The Internet Archive on the Musopen DVD.  Finishing up was Rondo Alla Turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which was performed by Romuald Griess and is available from Wikipedia.  All three of them are licensed as Public Domain.

And again, this week's cartoon music recordings are all public domain, thanks to the original music itself being public domain nowadays and all of the performers of these recordings performing under public domain licensing.  Thanks, everyone!

As a reminder, check out The Internet Archive and Wikipedia for some old classic cartoons sometime.  Not to mention any of them by name, but a bunch of the big ones have at least one or two individual cartoons where the studio did not renew their copyrights and they fell into the public domain.  With a quick search you're likely to find some pretty awesome animated hilarity, some of which is likely set to the music in this podcast episode.

Speaking of which, let's listen to some more of it.

Romeo And Juliet (18:31)
Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor (8:16)

That was Romeo And Juliet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, which was performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra and is available from Musopen.  Finishing up was the third movement of Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, otherwise known as Funeral March, by Frédéric Chopin, which is also available from Musopen.  Both of them are licensed as Public Domain.

Today's app-of-the-day is TigerVNC, a cross-platform VNC client and server that allows you to operate your computer remotely.  For example, you can use your laptop's keyboard, mouse or touchpad, and screen to operate your desktop computer over the internet.  Though if you're going to use it over the internet, I would heartily recommend encryption.  Supposedly TigerVNC now supports encryption by itself without needing an external program, though I have never used that component of it.  I usually end up running it over an SSH tunnel, which also works great.  But, anyway, it's available for Linux, I would assume BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.  Download it today at

Now for a short noncommercial break from one of our nonsponsors followed by more music.

1812 Overture (16:39)
Turkey in the Straw (1:48)
Oh Susanna (3:53)
Anchors Aweigh (0:37)

That was the 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, which was performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra and is available from Musopen.  After that was Turkey in the Straw by an undetermined artist sometime around 1830, which was performed by the United States Air Force Band and is available from Wikipedia.  Then we had Oh Susanna by Stephen Foster and performed by the United States Navy Band, which is available from Wikipedia.  Finishing up was Anchors Aweigh by Charles Zimmerman and performed by the US Navy Band, which is available from the US Navy Band's website.  All four of them are licensed as Public Domain.

So, that's all for today.  Believe it or not, even though this is now the third cartoon music episode I've done, I still have more cartoon music lined up for another episode.  Remember - piracy of commercial music only proves your dependence on that model and justifies further censorship and restriction.  So don't pirate it - replace it with something better.  Listen to open licensed music, donate to the artists behind it, go to concerts, and buy music from artists whose record labels don't see you as their enemies.  Support artists where your support actually counts.

This episode was made using Xubuntu Linux, Gentoo Linux, Audacity, Audacious for organizing playlists, and Leafpad for notes, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Public Domain license, thanks to all of the music being available as Public Domain from Musopen, The Internet Archive, Wikipedia, and the US Navy Band.  I would much rather distribute these episodes under more permissive licenses and will be doing so when I can.  At any rate, feel free to give it to your friends, or if you didn't like it, your enemies.  Links to the songs in this podcast are available on the website.  Listen in next time for some electronic music!  See 'ya!

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