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Is there anywhere I can listen to the Optigan samples used on the show?
You can hear some low quality samples at the link below. The same website also offers a downloadable set of these recordings for $89.99, which I assume is where the samples heard on SpongeBob came from. There are also demos of "Big Band Beat" and "Big Top Marching Band" on YouTube.http://optigan.com/info/optigan/merchandise-catalog/discs/
What's the name of the fanfare piece by Carr?
I think that was one of the tracks identified through the GEMA online database a few years back. Their cue list for "Squidtastic Voyage" (which I believe was the first episode to use the fanfare piece you're referring to) includes a track by Carr titled "Guarding the Sub," which may be the fanfare piece judging by its placement in the cue list.
That is EXACTLY the track I was looking to! Thanks!BTW, I can't seem to find "Zelle 505" on the APM site. Was it removed?
Just checked. Looks like it's been retitled "Zelle 504."