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The Silver Swan


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dirigent

 Genre: New Age

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Vocals: Elisabeth Warren (Rinca)
Lyrics: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
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Lyrics
The silver swan who living had no note
When death approached unlocked her silent throat
Leaning her breast against the reedy shore
Thus sung her first and last and sung no more:
Farewell all joys oh death come close my eyes
More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise
Song Stats
Hits: 2822
Comments: 21
Fans: 11
Plays: 73
Downloads: 104
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008 - 08:55:02 AM
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2008 - 08:55:02 AM Last Played: May 27, 2017 - 09:30:29 AM
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iMac Core Duo 24''
Software:
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Comments
yohmar said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Grande
Much enjoying
along with Liz
simply great


Muchas Gracias
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Camomilla said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Beautiful
Beautiful athmosphere
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davidsmith99 said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Silver Swan
Another beautiful piece!
Great lyric. Wonderful voice. Nice acoustic ambience on it.
And then there's the sweet and mysterious music.
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eleveneyes said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Heavy...
...Duty! Two words I'd never thought I'd use to describe a New Age tune but this is Heavy Freaking Duty! It scared me at times. I imagined myself in the long underground moving walkway in the United terminal at O'Hare international airport. However, I don't think I'd want to hear a song about dying swans right before I get on a plane. Elisabeths voice is absolutely stunning. This took me on a eerily surprising wonderful journey. Thanks!
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said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
a sad message
beautiful sung on wonderful music...
easyesteemer said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Awesome
Something different and truly interesting.
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peacepiano said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Muse
Very interesting choice of poems. The sonic mood you produce works well with the lyric and Miss Warren's voice.

Thanks
Bill
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Feter said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
The Silver Swan
this is awesome project ...(Rinca) vocal work
is amazing ..the arangment of the music behind
her voice is so impressive ..Excellent !!!
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lengold said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
This is
something very unusual and disturbing. Extremely well performed and produced. I think it needs multiple listens and so have downloaded it. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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drakonis said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Schwannnnnnnn......
I like the choice of lyrics, the nice harmonies, and "Rinca"s singing is exquisite, very soulful. However, with the ethereal feeling of this, I found the sudden electronic synthy blips and bent-beeps and distorted beats/flute that appear between the stanzas to be a little distracting... I think it is because their more modern-sounding texture didn't seem to relate to the rest of the music and the lyrics. My mind could not connect the soulful echoes of the singing and beautiful chimes, to the modern bleeps and gritty beats that appeared in the middle. I feel I am missing an important connection or message with them.

But I love the haunting music and singing here.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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drakonis said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Aha! A fool of a goose am I!
So, perhaps the beautiful music is the swan, and the gritty industrial music in the middle represents the geese? :-)
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jiguma said 3561 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Classy, inventive
Stand out for me is Elisabeth's beautiful vocal, but a close second is the quality of the production (although the bass sounded like it was clipping on my phones). A really innovative structure and outstanding post.

Apart from the bass already mentioned, I'd probably prefer a little less reverb on Elisabeth's voice, but that is a very much a personal thing.

Congratulations- first class!
Neil
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MIRx said 3561 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
When is it
i can hug you both for this? this one takes me so far away in time and space, it's pure magic, with the kittie's irresistible voice making the perfect pair with your irresistible music!
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said 3560 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Great
This sounds great.... Good vocals, and i like the instruments... I really take my hat off, for your arrangements... This song, and others i hear.... You're so cool to do this kind of music....
said 3560 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Amazing
Miss Warren fit right into the groove of this wonderful interpretive song...Bravo D
guitapick said 3560 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
~
Very, very, very cool....
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said 3560 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
The Silver Swan
A nice female voice. The entire piece reminds me somewhat of 'Songs of Liquid Days', by Phillip Glass. Your music, as always, holds my attention!
said 3560 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
deep and moody.
i like to listen to new age music to sleep by on nights when insomnia sets in. this will not be one of those songs. this is downright frightening. great mood, and deep emoting from the vocalist.
Allen
elfdaughter said 3559 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Gave me shivers
all the way down my spine. Even my dog perked up when rinca started singing... (actually, I think it was the bells, he has a thing about bells) Beautiful piece, though.
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thetiler said 3552 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Enjoy
the music you are putting out. Like reading your bio!

Thanks for adding so much to MJ!

interesting approach to the bass and how it lays a deep sound in the background of the tune. Terrific contract to the voice, which sounds very much spot on in tonality!
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Heightened said 3549 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Very cool collab!
And very cool lyrics that fit with the music perfectly. Awesome!!!
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Born 1963 in Munich, Germany. I've been working as a freelancing musician since 1980 and as honorary professor of choral conducting since 1995. At the University I'm teaching choral conductors, church musicians and composers, especially composers who... [see more]

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