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Tandernaken (Henry VIIIth)


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Renaissance

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Various composers have made settings of the 15th century smash hit Tandernaken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandernaken). They have in common that they can have rhythmically very independent parts. The idea is that the bass holds down the harmony, while being of course melodically interesting; the actual melody is in a middle voice, and the top voice plays some wild improvisation over it.

I'm playing one of these Tandernaken settings, written by or at least attributed to Henry the eighth, with a local ensemble, Passing Measures. But I need practice, so I thought I'd record the backing tracks so that I could play against them. And then things got a little out of hand....

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Comments: 19
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Downloads: 119

Uploaded: Sep 08, 2009 - 08:10:22 PM
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2009 - 07:54:42 PM Last Played: Mar 11, 2017 - 04:52:23 PM
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One Kobliczek alto in G.
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Logic, mostly with Zebra, also Steinberg Virtual Guitarist.
Comments
Feter said 2934 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Tandernaken
what a lovely progressive renaissance rock ..
always a joy to hear your creative unique takes
for the recorder ...and yes I have to admit ..
I NEVER heard of Tandernaken ...how shame !!!!
its just awesome ....production and all ...
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Daugrin said 2934 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
English Prog Alert
From the sound of this, I am guessing you had great fun making it. There will be suggestions it sounds like Jethro Tull, 'cos it's reni and has a flute, ah...those voices!
Sounds like you maybe onto something you can dig into! Line on line construction is considered very modern these days, in all seriousness, what a fresh sound. Be encouraged! What else was on the chart in the 15th century?

Daug
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magnatone said 2934 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Tandernaken
just love hearing you play that recorder Vic! this doesn't sound anything like Jethro Tull to me (???) - but i sure agree one can tell you had fun doing it! Great sounds - congrats!
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bud said 2934 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Best I could ever do with a recorder
was hit play. Sorry. This is crazy Vic - very cool. There's so much energy in your playing - it really rocks your unusual backing track. Glad ou got carried away - fun for us.
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WharmtonRise said 2934 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
WOW
Yes,

Man, great playing and nice voicing in the accompaniments too.


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dave_b said 2934 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Tandernaken
Very complex interlocking yet diverse rhythms -yet somehow it holds together, and it all works great together. You are seriously good on that recorder. Thanks, I liked this song.
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guitapick said 2934 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
I like...
...when things get "a little out of hand"...

Push that envelope....
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Relic67 said 2934 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
i'm 'enry the 8th i am
what a beautiful melody. great recorder playing!
nice post.

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MarkHolbrook said 2933 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
Wow wow wow
The record just totally makes this happen! Nicely done... I was having some trouble with the background at first but then when the recorder kicked in it took off. For some reason I think of Jethro Tull, Ian Andersen, etc... Very very nice Vic!
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Moviz said 2933 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
Hip kinda flute
playin' ya got going there Vic... now this is one Ball I'd love to have attended with ye disco playin' at such a pace. Love the liveliness of this and the various instruments, cheers M
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Skean said 2932 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
If
this had been in little slower tempo it's could had been some nice Swedish polka, but I also dig the tempo you've in this very nice I like it.
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said 2931 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
wow - time
is out of this world. Thanks for the download.

really like this one.

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composerclark said 2930 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Fabulous
This is very cool. I am always blown away by your skills as a recorder performer, and your arrangement is also very impressive… You've infused the song with a driving rhythmic vitality, and the vintage synth sounds give it a "Euro-pop" quality for me. Great job here, Vic.
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Ibstrat said 2930 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Amazing
playing and great arrangement.
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Doug Somers said 2930 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
So that's what the hits were like...
There's a ton of activity in this piece - it's really quite amazing on many levels - your recorder playing, the complex bass line, the mix with snippets of recorder to the left and right, and all wrapped up in these energetic synth and drum lines that make this treatment fresh and fun.

Outstanding work here Vic.

Cheers,
Doug
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chestnut said 2930 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
Outstanding!
I'll enjoy listening to this time and again. Your website is an eye-opener too! Many thanks for sharing your undoubted musical gifts and enthusiasm! Excellent!
Ken
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Jarvoid said 2906 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Renaissprog Rock...
Old 'Enery was a bit of a geezer with the old moosic then...never mind that Greensleeves sh**e (allegedly,allegedly) this is more 'is sort of fing, kna' wha't Ah mean Squire? Nice one John...Nice one.
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LonePineMusic said 2875 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Wow!
You know what this reminds me of? Mannheim Steamroller! Synths, drums and... recorder! It sounds like it was great fun to play! Thanks for sharing it.
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Boundless said 2875 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Nice one Vic
Progressive Renaissance Rock. . .

So well arranged and done.

Fine work - merci !


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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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