When a felon's not engaged in his employment

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When a felon's not engaged in his employment
Composer Arthur Sullivan
Released 1879-12-31
Title Origin Official

When a felon's not engaged in his employment is the 10th song in act II of the comic opera Pirates of Penzance.

Composition

The score is in F major and 4/4.

Games

Novaload (C64)

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Novaload (C64)
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Arranger Unknown
Programmer Unknown
Released 1984-0?-??
Length 0:43.57
BPM 116
Format SID
Loops Yes

Someone at Novagen Software chose When a felon's not engaged in his employment as a demo song for Novaload, a software that plays music while something else slowly loads. It was typed in Commodore BASIC and captioned Pirates of Penzance G&S, obviously short for lyricist Gilbert and composer Sullivan.

The song was transposed up to G major, and the instrumental solos were omitted. The 3 instruments are respectively 13%, 19% and 44% pulse waves throughout. The sergeant sings accurately on voice 1 and the chorus of police improvises on all 3 voices, but the cello on voice 3 and higher strings on voice 2 play a few bum notes. It sounds the same on every SID chip.

Gilligans Gold (C64)

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Gilligans Gold (C64)
Output - SID.svg
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Arranger Unknown
Programmer Unknown
Released 1984-0?-??
Length 0:43.57
BPM 116
Format SID
Loops Yes

See Novaload (C64).

Airwolf (C64)

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Airwolf (C64)
Output - SID.svg
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Arranger Unknown
Programmer Unknown
Released 1985-0?-??
Length 0:43.57
BPM 116
Format SID
Loops Yes
Elite Systems had a license to Novaload and kept its above demo song before commissioning an arrangement of Living on Video.

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