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Turkish Republic Northern Cyprus no. 166-69
Turkey no. b235
Mexico c375
G.D.R. 2313
G.D.R. 2393
Germany 1980
Germany 2045
Finland 434
Germany 804
Finland 751
Dahomey c206
Dahomey c2o7
Dominica 2308
Italy 2201
Moldova nos.232-35
Would you please tell me what the music Is on the stamps?
Regards,
George Alexander

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Dear George,

your question was another homework for me, taking a couple of hours to collect the information from various sources. I tried my best, but couldn't find all information. One problem is, that you give only the Scott numbers but I don't have the Scott catalog and there is no online catalog with Scott numbers to find the images you are referring to :-((

For the future: can we agree that you only ask 2-3 stamps per question (max. 1 question per week) and also try to add scanned images ? Otherwise I cannot continue to answer your questions due to other high priority tasks.

Now lets have a look to the answers...
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Turkish Republic Northern Cyprus no. 166-69
Handel:
Sheet margin: Concerto No. 4 in F for Organ & Orchestra Op. 4 No. 4 / 1st Movement (see H22)
same as above / 2nd Movement (see H23)
Stamp: Same as above / 1st line = 1st Movement
2nd line = 2nd Movement
3rd line = 3rd movement
4th line = 4th movement / 1st theme
5th line = 5th movement / 2nd theme
In all cases the first bars are shown.

Scarlatti:
Sheet margin: Longo 463 in D "Tempo di Ballo" (see S220)
Longo 465 in D (see S221)
Stamp: 1st 2 lines ame as above
3rd line = Longo 474 in F
4th line = Longo 475 in F Minor
5th line = Longo 479 in F

Bach:
Sheet margin: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F / 1st movement (see B30)
same as above / 2nd movement (see B31)
Stamp: 1st 2 lines same as above
3rd line = 3rd movement
4th line = 4th movement / 1st theme / Minuetto
5th line = 4th movement / 2nd theme / Trio

Buhurizade Mustafa Itri:
Music from his "Segâh Yürük Semai"
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Turkey no. b235:
Music from Mozart's sonata Nr. 11 A major KV 331
The music is from the 3rd movement, also known as "Alla Turka" (Turkish March).
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Mexico c375:
music from Beethoven's 9th symphony "Ode to Joy"
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G.D.R. 2313
Brahms: notation from a letter to Clara Schumann
"Also blus das Alphorn heut" (see http://www.hr-lavater.ch/2012/12/28/also-blus-das-alphorn-heut/) later used in the 4th movement of his 1st symphony
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G.D.R. 2393
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Music from "Fruehlingslied" (Spring Song)
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Germany 1980
I suppose you mean Berlin West Sc. 1980
Robert Stolz: "Die Maedchen von Berlin" (The girls from Berlin)/ march
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Germany 2045
Johann Strauss: Walz "An der schoenen blauen Donau" (The blue Danube)
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Finland 434
music excerpt from Sibelius' "Finlandia"
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Germany 804
2 excerpts from Beethoven's 9th symphony "Ode to Joy"
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Finland 751
The music is most propably from piano song "Kehtolaulu" (Lullaby)
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Dahomey c206
Chopin: Nocturne in B major, op 32 Nr. 1
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Dahomey c2o7
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata
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Dominica 2308
I don't have the Scott catalog and couldn't find an image of the stamp on the net - sorry
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Italy 2201
I don't have the Scott catalog and couldn't find an image of the stamp on the net - sorry
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Moldova nos.232-35
music excerpts not identified / unknown for me
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Kind regards
Peter

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I can answer questions about `music on stamps` which covers composers, instruments and singers as well as musical notes, dance, opera and all other music related topics shown on stamps, postmarks and postal stationaries.

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I am collecting 'music on stamps' since more than 30 years. Since 1994 I'm the editor of the magazine 'Der Musikus' which is published quarterly in German with English and French abstracts.
Please ask for a free copy at motivgruppe .musik@gmx.de
Since 1995 I'm president of 'Motivgruppe Musik', a musical stamp club with appr. 300 members from 28 countries. Besides of several musical stamp collections I've a special library with more than 100 books about music and more than 600 books, booklets and articles about music on stamps

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More than 500 articles about 'music on stamps' mainly published in our quarterly magaine "Der Musikus" (German / English / French).
Several articles published in "The Baton" (magazine of PMC).
Several articles published in topical stamp magazines in Germany, France, Japan, The Netherlands ......
Please also visit "http://www.geocities.com/musical-stamps"

Education/Credentials
There isn't a special education on stamp collecting but I've got the certificate from the Bavarian stamp society to act as a judge for topical stamp collections at competitive stamp exhibitions. In my 'civil job' I'm a graduated engineer for computer science.

Awards and Honors
Winner of the international "Augusto Massari Price" 1997 which is told to be the "Oscar in Music Philately".

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