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An Abundant Harvest/Simple Gifts


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Catalina22

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I really scoured the Internet and did my homework to make ABSOLUTELY SURE "Simple Gifts" was in the public domain! By all accounts (even the U.S. Copyright website) it is. I have always loved that song, and so I decided to tweak this former post a little bit and add one verse of "Simple Gifts" to the middle. Besides, I hated that stupid Nordic Fiddle loop I put in the former version. The only thing is, GB dropped some of the notes, even though I'm quite sure I wrote them in the score. Hmmmm. The phantom notes. Anyways, they're SUPPOSED to be there (in the electric synth software instrument) but they're not. Still a work-in-progress, in any case. :)
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Comments: 52
Fans: 19
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Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jul 12, 2010 - 09:58:36 PM
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2010 - 09:58:36 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 08:19:39 AM
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Comments
michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
I don't think...
...a song written in the 1800s ever quite got as good a treatment as you've given it here Cort. Very nice glow on this!
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Catalina22 said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Thanks!
That is a really lovely compliment! Thank you. :)
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Honza said 2688 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Abundant ...
... and groovy. Amazing how you connect all the parts from the minimalistic start throuh some heavy beats with nice bridge to the old traditional. I have no experience with GB, I am using Cubase ... so either it must be a really foolproof user-friendly SW or you are some young genius ... or both. Welcome to MJ!
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Catalina22 said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Pure Dumb Luck, I Think . . .
. . . to answer your inquiry! J/K, actually I do find GB to be very user-friendly. I don't know why I was so scared to open it before. Thank you so much for your really thoughtful and encouraging comments, and for the warm welcome!
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kickliquid said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Intresting
This almost reminded me of The Neverending Story in some regards. I love that electronic vibe. That song is just very uplifting, great job!
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Catalina22 said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Neverending Story
I love that movie!!! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments--I really appreciate it!
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ted23 said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Nice
Love the building layer by layer intro. The BPM is spot on. Very smooth transitions. Nice lead into lord of the dance? Really nice
Catalina22 said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Lord of the Dance
Thanks so much for stopping by for a listen Ted! I had to laugh because it took me a while to figure out what "BPM" was--and then I was like, "OH! Beats per minute." Thanks! :)
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ted23 said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
BPM
Bouncy Party Music
chinaman2 said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
nice
very cool electro pop arrangement
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Catalina22 said 2688 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Electropop
It's funny because I originally had this song in the "Electropop" genre, and that's probably where it belongs. Thank you! :)
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Feter said 2687 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
An Abundant Harvest/Simple Gifts
Very neat and full of joy ...good job Cort !!!!
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Catalina22 said 2687 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Thanks Feter!
I so wanted to write something joyful! Your comment means much to me. Thank you. :)
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drakonis said 2687 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
abbondanza
New Age ElectroPop version of this timeless classic... which shows that (1) Some tunes are ageless and (2) in the right composer's hands, they can blossom again, many decades later. Excellent work and choice of synths (also reminds me a bit of Disney's Electric Parade music.) Very upbeat and bouncy. You have some nice writing in there. I would add a little ending cadence, just hold the last low bouncy synth note and have some other voice do a "Deee... Da da da!" over that note... simple. Love it!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Catalina22 said 2687 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Great idea--thanks!
That's why I love MJ--awesome ideas and feedback! Thanks so much. I can't even remember all the different synth layers I used in this--there were a lot. I'm glad you like them. :)
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RAVENS said 2687 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Coolness
Oh I just love the 80's vibe, this is just terrific! Hec, who cares about the phantom notes? Didn't even miss 'em! Good stuff, Cort.

RAVEN ;-)
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Catalina22 said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thanks Raven :)
I'm finding out more and more that I sort of put together very 80s sounding stuff, which is totally okay! Thank you for stopping in again and your feedback; it means much. :)
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rok41 said 2687 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Cort...
you are already mastering your art here with a very nice, refreshing, and simple melody. I dig the 80's feel to this, reminds me of my parachute pants...never mind, you don't know what I'm talking about. :)
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Catalina22 said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Parachute Pants!
How could I ever forget parachute pants???? I wish they would make a comeback LOL. (Those, and Zubaz). I'm so glad this song brought back some happy memories for you! ;-) Thanks so much for dropping in again.
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richard13 said 2687 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Delightful!
Nicely done synths. This is a pleasant and bouncy piece. Thanks.

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Catalina22 said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thank you . . .
. . . for taking the time to listen and say hello! I'm glad you stopped by. :)
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awigze said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Cort
A grand track. wonderfully conceived. So glad you are in our midst!
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Catalina22 said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thank you!
I am so glad as well! This is such a remarkable community, with such depth of talent, vision, and creativity, but, more importantly, good old-fashioned kindness and warmth. Thank you for your heartwarming compliment and for stopping in for a listen. :)
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damiengh said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
brought me a flashback
Felt I was back in the 80's with my son in the theater, watching those fabulous scenes with Falcor in the "Never Ending Story". Thanks for reminding me the greatest time of my life.

You got the GB bug, definitely infected, for sure.
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Catalina22 said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Nasty GB Bug!
I have definitely caught the GB fever! Thank you for your wonderful comment. :)
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Calchas said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Wow!
Hey Cort, this is really very well put together. An extremely uplifting piece... Color me impressed!

Be well friend!
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Catalina22 said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thank you!
I hope you are well too! Thank you.
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papag said 2686 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Better than a jelly donut!
This piece is sweet with good textures and pace. Cool.
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Catalina22 said 2683 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Thanks Papag!
So glad you're here! Thank you for your comment, and for the listen! :)
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falcef said 2684 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Simple Gifts
Salve Catalina song music bene very complimentys from Italy musician falcef. Bye bye.
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Catalina22 said 2683 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Hi Falcef
Thank you for dropping in! Nice to meet you. :)
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Gaylen75 said 2683 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
This is inspiring
Very cool.
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Catalina22 said 2683 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Thanks Gaylen!
I'm really glad you liked it! Thank you for stopping in to say hello. :)
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guygrooves said 2683 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Pretty...
This is some good work on your part Cort. I think the best part of this site is listening to artists such as yourself discover or re discover their muses.
Peace
Guy
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Catalina22 said 2683 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Discovering the Muse
Thanks Guy! I love that process of which you speak--discovering and re-discovering the muses. I'll be stopping in to listen to more of your music when my technical difficulties get resolved! (No "play song" option on anything for me at the moment . . . )


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Dadai.2 said 2683 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
What a wonderful song...
this is so full of life. I like it. My hat is off to you for a great rendition of one of my favorite songs.... 'tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free...

D
Catalina22 said 2682 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
One of my old faves too
Thank you, D! I love that old Shaker hymn too.
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crissew said 2680 days ago (July 20th, 2010)
Very cool
I love the change at 1:53, very dramatic. Cool work here. Amazing how far you have come in such a short time. Keep up the good work!
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Catalina22 said 2678 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
Thank You
Still pluggin' away at it--but I've slowed down considerably until I get a keyboard. Thanks for the listen and your comments!
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hackneybloke said 2680 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
harvest
good that you kicked law into the gutter. music is much more fun. i don't know the original of this...but this is cool.
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Catalina22 said 2678 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
Bye-Bye Law
Yeah, I think it was a good decision--thanks for the encouragement and for stopping in! :)
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speedonl said 2680 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
An Abundant Harvest/Simple Gifts
Very cool song, a joy to listen... Keep it up!
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Catalina22 said 2678 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
I will!
Keep it up, that is! Thank you so much.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2680 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
gifts
nice intro. builds well as it goes. cool changes after 0:53. very good chord progressions. very clean feel. enjoyed. cheers
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Catalina22 said 2678 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
Interesting
One of my insecurities about this song was that I didn't think it was very "clean", so I was really delighted to read your comment! Thanks a bunch.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2677 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Simple gift
Loved the additional Simple Gifts verse in the middle of this track. I like the textures you're using throughout, moreover--are you playing or "scoring"?
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Catalina22 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Scoring
Definitely scoring--I don't have a keyboard. I could, theoretically, use my computer keyboard but it sucks. Usually I just play one or two notes in order to give myself something to score, and then type in the rest. I will be playing when I'm able to get my hands on a real keyboard. Thanks for your listen and comments!
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Char said 2676 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
I'm really
impressed with this upbeat take on the old tune. :)
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Catalina22 said 2674 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
Thanks Char!
I don't know what possessed me to want to put the old tune in the middle, but I'm glad you liked it. :)
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Doadars Uncle said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
This is very wide!
I like the developments. Abundant, yes!
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Catalina22 said 2674 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
Wide
Interesting comment--wide! I like that. Thank you!
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papag said 2630 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
Makes me wanna move
This was fun to listen to, it's been a while since I heard it before. Then I saw that I never commented on it...

Nice tempo, I like the blend of melodies and the "switched on" classical feel.

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I am like Lester Bangs in "Almost Famous"--fundamentally uncool. I have been trying very hard to be one of the cool kids for about thirty years now, but I think it's time to throw in the towel in put my energies into elevating Loser-dom into a state... [see more]

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