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Requiem for a Songbird


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elfdaughter

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......I was bored. I like parts of this, but other parts I'm not so struck on. This was an experiment, really, to see if I cold take the basis of a song (in this case, tit-willow, hence the title), and build on it to create my own song that bears no or little resemblance to the original. I am aware it cuts off a little short at the end, sorry about that. I'm still figuring out how to avoid that.
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Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008 - 06:47:17 PM
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2008 - 06:47:17 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 07:30:25 PM
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EEFliess said 3195 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Requiem
as I am not a music theorist and being notorious for combining odd chords, the only comment I can make is how beautiful this piece is!
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MarkHolbrook said 3195 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
It is excellent
I think you should give it some additional work. Smooth out the parts you don't like and you'll have a winner for sure!
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dolby said 3195 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
Yeah..
..it's a very interesting experiment. Sounds like you have a natural/instinctive understanding of how to build a tune. The introduction of the various instruments works well, and the end result is very pleasing. It does have the feel of a requiem, and I think I can just about hear the 'tit-willow' phrase, but as you say it has become it's own thing. reminds me of a Peter Greenaway film score - which is a good thing!

What do you need to figure out about the ending cutting out?
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guitapick said 3195 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
I used to have...
...a parakeet who would perch on my picking hand when I'd play guitar and sing along. Or just sing along from wherever she was in the house.

She passed away and I miss her dearly.

This reminds me a bit of Samuel Barber. Very sweet and sad...
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Mystified said 3195 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
aww....
That is so sweet!!

I can see why your parakeet is so missed.
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Mystified said 3195 days ago (October 29th, 2008)
I like this experiment!
A melancholy and contemplative composition.
I'd love to hear your voice weaving alongside/throughout this as well :)

Beautiful!
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Henke said 3194 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Very pleasing, indeed!
There is a flute note at 1.02 that you could hold a bit longer, that's the only cutting off I can hear, really. The end is quite OK to me, even if the fade out could be skipped altogether, just hold that long last note and be done. For a requiem it is more than satisfactory, but I think it could also be added to with some majestic builds from 1 minute and onwards. What equipment do you use on this (hardware, software...)?

/Henke
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elfdaughter said 3194 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thanks, Henke, and for the ideas.

I used MusicScore 5 and Magigix Music Maker deluxe (with EWQLSO).
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pablatone said 3192 days ago (November 1st, 2008)
this is beautiful!
there really is a lot of emotion in it.
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