When a felon's not engaged in his employment
When a felon's not engaged in his employment is the 10th song in act II of the comic opera Pirates of Penzance.
The score is in F major and 4/4.
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)
See Novaload (C64).
Airwolf (C64)Elite Systems had a license to Novaload and kept its above demo song before commissioning an arrangement of Living on Video.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates_of_Penzance - Wikipedia.