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Get Your Mango On


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kassia

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The picture above is my cat Mango. She is a holy TERROR who tears around the house each morning, talking to herself and anyone who cares to listen.

Mango is also one of the sweetest cats I've known - friendly and loving and constantly full of a playful energy. Just like this song!

This is just a silly little romp for piano and percussion ensemble.


I recently watched "Touch the Sound" which is a great documentary on the amazing percussionist Evelyn Glennie. This song was very much inspired by her.

(thanks as always to magnatone's ears)
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Uploaded: Dec 06, 2009 - 10:25:37 PM
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2009 - 10:25:37 PM Last Played: Aug 18, 2017 - 01:44:49 PM
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Feter said 2815 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Get Your Mango On
Its Cat time ? nooo ...this is Kassia ..what a
lovely sound ..good vibes here ...yup ..smiley
and all ...some good rhythm section back the keys
with touches here and there for answers ..this is
all so good ...nice use of the percussion ..very
clever ..kudos ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Bubowski said 2815 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Wow
I really like the clarity of the recording and the carry through with the rhythmic feel all the way to the end. Very pretty. Nicely orchestrated and not too overbearing even during the cresc section.
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magnatone said 2815 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Get YER MANGO On
as you know already, i just LOVE this joyous tune. (it is NOT a "silly romp" - oh PLEEZ). you've got the touch with that entire slate of percussion instruments and i believe you used every single one! this is great shay - evelyn glennie can just eat her heart out!
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maxruehl said 2815 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Another
great one, Shay. Simply beautiful--love it.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2815 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Sweet!
A fitting tribute to a sweet kitty.

Cheers,
Jim
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Char said 2815 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Hey, Shay...
probably not the most complimentary shot of mango. But that is a good place to chill out while mom is making music. You've got all these great sounds at your fingertips on top of having such wonderful composition skills. Thanks much.
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awigze said 2815 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Shay Mango
Can we trade cats? Sorry that I can't listen right now (at werk) but I have faith in ya... so I fav already. Glad you are settled in enough to continue making music again. I will be back!
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drakonis said 2815 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Ugh, Mangos...
But since it is Shay, I know that unlike the fruit, I'll really enjoy this... and besides, it is about a wacky cat!

Percussion and rhythms elude me, and I am entranced by those who can come up with things like this. Really pretty melody, definitely "rompy", and perfectly orchestrated. But... have you been talking to that "Karen" person lately, only this sounds more like something SHE would play on the piano... next thing you know, Karen will be writing languidly beautiful New Age piano pieces, and then what will we do? :-)

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Diviner said 2815 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Great picture
and a great track to go with it. Really good percussion. I like how your tracks progress and this is no different. Continuous progression and movement esp with the piano, lovely.
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davisamerica said 2815 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
right then shay
... this is unbridled joy. the sound quality here is crystal pure and very well done. you are amazing.... well done lady .... downloaded!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2815 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Marimba and so much more!
Love how this starts with the mallets and develops into a much more heroic and dramatic arrangement... Great development and variation: listened to it twice in a row!
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Boundless said 2815 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
OK, then, a silly little romp
yet done with creativity and sensitivy.
Love how it rolls on joyously.
And how it gently ends.

Fine work, Shay.

Merci !
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Moviz said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Wonderful
mix of instruments and percussion with a very pleasant rhythm moving us forward,,, so pleasant and calming and beautifully played..... and I love cats too, regards M
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bud said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
I saw some of that film - it was cool
I'll have to get it to see the whole thing. I can hear how it affected you. This is really quite wonderful. Your arrangement of the percussion has real charm and a light touch. I thought you were going to tell us that your cat got run over by your bed. Anything's possible with those critters.
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hackneybloke said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
mango
this really is a headphone delight. really spatially aware piece of work...lots of discrete things going on; it's like the dawn chorus in the rainforest; every insect/bird/monkey has its moment to call its mate....and so this arrangement allows everything to stand out. excellent finish on the piano. nice.
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Ed Hannifin said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
A whole feline soundscape in the round, there...
I wouldn't have expected, from the description and the photo, the way that the percussion works here.... It really is a percussion ride....

With that piano floating over and in and around it all....

Ed
Outtaorbit said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
you ought to meet Personal Cat......
Only he's plain silly........ big talker.... although I have no idea what's he's saying.
Hmmmmmm maybe he's just singing to this.
nicely done
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Vic Holman said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
cats do the funniest things
mine like it or not ends up going to the vet way much more then he would like.

great song! a very nice structure. very well chosen and selective on the interaction of instruments.
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KissMeKate said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Imagine...
...a small child with severe ADD running through the house pretending to be an airplane, vrooming away with their lips, and you have the human equivalent of Mango doing her thing.

I love this raucous romp and am continuously blown away by what happens when you manage to capture the percussion bouncing through your head.
SISTERS said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
nicely done
there is a nice breadth to this.
good pattern definitions - you layer them well with thoughtful build.
i like your intense playful energy.
terrific title - stellar song!
anne
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paul f. page said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
You keep the beat
perfectly with your backing percussion ensemble. It is quite pleasant as the piece unfolds, the piano coming in more as another percussion instrument than a melodic one. The nice changes in harmonic center are always satisfying and that beginning fade at 3:00 or so is just the perfect ending to this rhythmic ride. I do wonder, though, if something truly melodic might take this whole piece up just a few notches. I'm thinking a flute or soprano recorder going off in some free improvisation above the rhythm and harmonic base that you have so eloquently set down already. Just a thought for possible consideration. ... Truly an enjoyable mix of percussion instruments that are mixed to a "T".

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awigze said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Bravo!
I am back.... Nicely done! Just as I suspected... another art piece of Shayness! What do dragon know about Mangos...? I'll be right over with my cat for the aforementioned exchange of feline.
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ktb said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Mango
I like how it draws you in, never overpowering. your piano playing is a delight. i am envious of your symphonic scoring. just fabulous
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kristyjo said 2814 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
I love your choice
of instruments on here. Theey are mostly percussion, but you really use that pallet of sound well, and the addition of the piano is really good. I like the way you weave that xylophone through the whole song.
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MarkHolbrook said 2814 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
I disagree...
Cats are NEVER holy terror's... It is just that we often perceive them as such... Yet when it is time for love we all find it easy to look quickly past the recent terror streak...

Mango is a cute name for a gorgeous cat... at least what I can see of her...

I'm always glad to hear you working on new stuff Shay! This is outstanding!
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ShadowofNine said 2814 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
Again yu do it..
Have I ever mentioned how your music inspires me, ya I know lots of times, but it truly does, you are always fresh and innovative, creativity is your middle name, and I'm so delighted that I can participate as a listener and fan...Bravi Shay
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Sigmund said 2813 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
Mango
First I must comment that the picture reminds me of the scene in Wizard of Oz when the house falls on the wicked witch of the...north(?). Intentional? Hmm. So as this piece begins I am immediately reminded of Thomas Newman again, although that does not last through the entire song. Another interesting thing I just noticed as the song ended and I restarted, is how different the beginning and end sound. You keep this moving with the very ambitious percussion. I note key changes (2 in all, right?) but you manage to keep the theme constant, which is very cool and very well done. Another cool thing is you use the key shift to boost the dynamics of the piece. This is an interesting, creative breakaway from some of your other stuff, and I think you did a great job with it. Nice work, Shay

Sig
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richard13 said 2813 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
I actually downloaded this yesterday
but I wasn't logged in so I had to come back today to tell you how much I enjoyed it. You are obviously having so much fun (silly romp, indeed) it simply shines through. You definitely have your Mango on. (Do I hear a little hang drum in there?) Keep up the fine work, Shay: thanks for the effort and the d/l.
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TracyVosh said 2813 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
Spunky Mango...
I had one similar...always, always great for entertainment and musical inspiration, huh? I can picture your Mango dancing around the house to this. This is just beautiful Kassia.
tokai said 2811 days ago (December 11th, 2009)
Waterfall
of sounds....very positive tune with your trade mark skills and talent all over it.
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jiguma said 2810 days ago (December 11th, 2009)
Unlike Eduard
Mangos are my favourite fruit. I am also on the cat side of the cat/dog debate,. Lovely post - very enjoyable listening to your use of percussion especially. Nice sound too.
N

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VicDiesel said 2810 days ago (December 12th, 2009)
Romp
A lovely ditty. Your keyboard skills are excellent and the treatment of the percussion is very imaginative. This is very enjoyable.

Warning: the lack of clear melodies makes this track sound it's made out of loops. (Hm. Maybe you can make money out of that.)
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scofugate said 2808 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Wonderful
This is a very cool arrangement and production!!
Very talented musician you are. I love the percussive feel through out the song!

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MotherofMeursault said 2808 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
I love this!
The silly romps are the ones I like best: the self-imposed pressures are in all the right places, and the result is usually more revealing than the 'important pieces' are. And, best of all, they're usually not so silly after all.
Lovely playing at the end.
Very well done, and an instant, honest favorite!

MoM
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Roxylee said 2808 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
You are so creative!
I like everything in this- the piano, percussion, the rhythm, the energy. Shay, you are an amazing composer.
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ThroughRivers said 2807 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
great
luv this great work, piano has real feeling, thanks
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Doug Somers said 2803 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
The playfulness here is infectious
Your light touch in this piece really brings it to life, and the variety of percussion makes for a unique kind of orchestration that gives this piece its own special signature. Your piano work is still brilliant, its dance with the percussion is deftly handled, and I know where drak is coming from :o) -

I just listened to the video of the TED talk that Evelyn gave on how to listen and it is fascinating for anyone to contemplate and embody. Thanks to the pointer to her as well!

Cheers,
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Drew Kopr said 2794 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
Ohhh
I love little smoochies! I have two and they also are fun loving, creating their own entertainment, and talking!! Lovely piece and full of vibrance.
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egobandit said 2793 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
Tops
sorry im so late to leave a comment I always love your arrangements. Love the playfull percussive elements. The piano work leaves you feeling good inside I needed that thanks!!!!!!
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ConnieO said 2790 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Terrific
I listened to this twice also, second time with headphones. So many intricate parts. Beautiful.
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awigze said 2787 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Hi Shay,
Maureen and I are painting the hallway, so we are listening to you music to help us.... it be better if you were here (with a brush in hand, of course)
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SmokeyVW said 2777 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
fun
this is fun and tugs at my heartstrings somehow...

thanks
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Jarvoid said 2776 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
You have a Mango,
I have a Biscuit. And why ? When they just look at you and with that look make you reflect that in the room currently are two beings ,one vastly inferior to the other.And would the vastly inferior one please fetch my tea/lunch/breakfast now,thank you....and another cushion would be nice purrrrrrrrrr....

The music is nice as well..80).......Jarvoid
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DWL said 2775 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Lovely work!
I really like this. It has an infectious energy and lovely airy feel.

Cheers

Dick
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thetiler said 2768 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Always a treat
to hear your truly wonderful arrangements. Sorry I didn't get to this earlier. But really you always seem to offer great quality music sounds.
Love how you develop this. Always seem to put the right sounds in the right places! Your music to me is truly some of the best here at MJ !
Way to go!
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WharmtonRise said 2767 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Cats...
I have 8 of! Talent like this is not quite as easy to come by as a cat in our house.

As wonderful as always Shay. Great choices of sounds and each instrument beautifully played within it's acoustical and pitch parameters (amazing how many people don't do that!) Lovely arrangement too (as usual!)
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ste said 2730 days ago (March 1st, 2010)
mango
got touch here. like the rhyth of the peice a lot. nice
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Heightened said 2722 days ago (March 9th, 2010)
LOVED IT
THis is simply one of the best songs I have heard on mcjams
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2720 days ago (March 11th, 2010)
Oh gosh...
... I've been missing on a lot of your work. I have to catch up! Awesome composition; lovely dynamics all the way through. A very full of life tune!

I miss my cat... :/
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composerclark said 2424 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Charmed, I'm sure...
This is charming and fun, and moving too, because it is very pretty. The music makes your cat seem majestic!

There ought to be a separate genre for cat-inspired compositions... or maybe a new MacJams challenge!
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