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Jemshaid
08-17-2005, 03:29 PM
i hope you all remember twinkle twinkle little star....does anyone know about it copywrites? is rime free to use it.

Zensteve
08-17-2005, 03:45 PM
First published in 1806, by Jane & Ann Taylor.

That's got to be public domain by now. :)

Someone else did the music... not sure about that.

Jemshaid
08-17-2005, 03:54 PM
i just wanted to use the text anyway, i have someone to do the singing

indietalk
08-17-2005, 03:55 PM
The melody is shared by a few songs... the alphabet song (a b c d...). Not sure about the copyright.

Jemshaid
08-17-2005, 04:11 PM
how can i find out then?

indietalk
08-17-2005, 04:19 PM
Zen is right. It is a poem (that I believe is in the public domain) that was set to music later. Looks like you have a little research to do.

directorik
08-17-2005, 11:54 PM
The music was written by Mozart.

Zensteve
08-18-2005, 12:17 AM
Mozart? I would never have guessed that.

Then the melody is public domain, as well. :)

knightly
08-18-2005, 12:53 AM
I believe the actual music is W.A. Mozart...from eine kleine nacht musik. ( a little night music )

rrk1962
08-18-2005, 10:26 AM
God bless google:

"A Frenchman name Bouin came up with the original tune, which appeared in 1761. The poem "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" was published in 1806, in a book called "Rhymes for the Nursery". It was called "The Star" and written by Jane Taylor, a British children's poet, with her sister, Ann. The music and the poem were finally printed together in 1881 in "The Franklin Square Song collection".

The Neue Mozart Ausgabe calls the theme Mozart used anonymous, first appearing in Paris in 1761, and becoming one of the most liked after 1770 there. William Glock in the "Compleat Mozart" stated the theme was a popular French air entitled "Les amours de Silvandre" (Silvandre's loves)."

So public domain it is.

Jemshaid
08-19-2005, 03:55 AM
thanks guys, this has really been helpful. i tried searching goggle for this too, but didn't have any luck. maybe i was looking wrong. just for my reference do you still have the web link?

spinner
08-19-2005, 09:20 AM
I believe the actual music is W.A. Mozart...from eine kleine nacht musik. ( a little night music )
...somehow I don't think Mozart will be looking for royalties :D

--spinner :cool: