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The Royal Twins


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Renaissance

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The royal twins, Issabella and Alejandra, are inseparable."Shall we dance my dear?" "But of course; left two..." "... three, right ..." "...two three", "Wait, is that my left..." "... or my right?"

Ok, listen closely. This is a piece for two sopraninos. Can you hear the two instruments throughout? Headphones may be helpful.
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Uploaded: Jul 04, 2011 - 02:58:10 PM
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2011 - 11:57:25 AM Last Played: Jul 14, 2017 - 03:49:39 PM
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alackbass said 2331 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
The Royal Twins
Beautiful composition. The arrangement and performance are delightful.
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kristyjo said 2331 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
Like Alice in Wonderland times Two
I like how you hold the recorders in unison for an extended opening, then open out into harmony. The string chords are nice, too. Very whimsical and enjoyable.
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VicDiesel said 2331 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
No unison....
What is happening here is that the two melodies are interwoven, like the two twins finishing the other's words. So they overlap a little, and are a little independent.
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PeterB7858 said 2330 days ago (July 4th, 2011)
Undeniable skill
Hi Vic. Enjoyed this. You have undeniable skill and use it to produce a very musically enjoyable piece. The interplay between the two sopraninos came though beautifully on my quality Audio-Technica cans. Like the plucked strings running in the background too. Regards, Peter.
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PatriciaGirl said 2330 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Very nice!
Like Peter said, "Undeniable skill". Well done, I like this piece short, playful and pleasure to listen too. Thanks for sharing.
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KCsGROOVE said 2330 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
joyful piece
I admire your skills on the flute..I was never able to master that instrument :-)
Very nice piece, Vic!
KC
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Jarvoid said 2330 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Nice
Sounds simple so I bet it wasn't?

Jarvo
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Char said 2330 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Fanciful,
graceful and full of glee. How you can play two flutes at the same time is beyond me. :) Thank you, maestro.
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H3nry said 2330 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Skilfully woven
Playing half a melody on a take is kinda tricky, no? Getting 'em to synch and intertwine is genius. I like.
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Philip18 said 2330 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Marvelous
I love the interplay between the two instruments. Lively bouncing tune full of joy. A delight!
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davajonah said 2330 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
Simply
delightful! Though not, I imagine, simple to play. Very nice anyway.
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magnatone said 2329 days ago (July 5th, 2011)
royal twins
good grief, your skill level is in the stratosphere! i love it when a musician has the kind of skill required to make something very hard sound very easy. really cool vic - much enjoyed!
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Moviz said 2329 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
My word!
Vic, this is so jolly and uplifting.... a real Royal dance..... the inter-twining of the flutes is lovely and the plucked strings a wonderful accompaniment.... lovely, regards M
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jiguma said 2329 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
The benefits of reading?
Getting the timing so close on two instruments is maybe a reflection of seeing the timing on paper (I'm guessing of course, but I know hard it would be to play 2 parts so close together and get the timing so accurately). I like when they break into harmony/counterpoint (pardon my theoretical ignorance, but you know what I mean).
A most enjoyable listen Vic,
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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VicDiesel said 2329 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
reading
Here's how this came about. Basically I played an 8 bar fragment (or so) for the first voice, then played the second voice to fit in it. Changes to the first voice as needed; repeat until perfection. Then I wrote out the whole thing and rerecorded it. But the rerecorded version was not perfect in one take: I recorded part 1, then part 2 to go with part 1, and then part 2 again to go with part 1. So listening here is at least as important as reading.
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jiguma said 2328 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Reading/listening
Vic, however you did it, it's quite impressive. :)
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mowguy3 said 2329 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
Headphones are on
and this is fantastic. A great performance. Thanks....
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davisamerica said 2329 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
what a lovely dance
on the melodies Victor. This was a delight to listen to.
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drakonis said 2329 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
D-light
Wonderful composition, masterfully played. In this instance, I might have gone against normal mixing practice, and moved the accompaniment to the center, and separated the twins further to left & right channels, so they shine on their own a little better.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Catalina22 said 2329 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
Two Sopranos
This was delightful from start to finish! Just delightful. Definitely can hear the two sopranos. I dare say there are times when the two actually play the same melody . . . I could be wrong, but it sure sounded that way. Wonderful accompaniment as well!
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Daugrin said 2328 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
Twins with large
How nice, mannered and well proportioned. Dainty and refined, thanks for sharing your talents with us...

Daug
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2328 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Gulp
... if MJ's is gonna get this sophisticated I may have to quit! Beautiful and evocative, truly special and a treat to listen to.
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egobandit said 2326 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
some high notes
you hit in this, airy lighthearted and fun, all the way to the end !
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RochaMalhada said 2326 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
throughout?
uhm, no :D

but I can in spots... Well crafted and executed, sir.

. - Harold
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Mosaica said 2326 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Delightful
and charming! Beautiful tone in this sprightly piece, and love the photo too.
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grahame1956 said 2325 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Beautiful
I like your renaissance stuff. My own music isn't although I study early music for fun. Good job.
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Cameron said 2324 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
This is fun, upbeat music which brings a smile to my face. The whimsy of it all makes me think of all sorts of kids' shows from Captain Kangaroo, RomperRoom, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, Sesame St. and PeeWee Herman's Playhouse. You get the idea.

Excellent playing! It is challenging to avoid making sopranino recorders sound shrill and overbearing, and you provide a very nice, well-rounded sound on the instrument here. The string accompaniment is tastefully integrated in the background, lessening somewhat the differences between live and software instruments -- a skill that *YOU* in particular seem to gravitate to and are excellent at in your many, many musical submissions to MJ!
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Dragonas said 2297 days ago (August 7th, 2011)
Love...
your Renaissance pieces!
Great story behind the music, perfect fit.
The Sopranino recorder brings to mind images of the children dancing.
From a mixing standpoint, it might be worth trying to widen the stereo image between the 2 recorders.
How far do you have each panned?
Lovely song, Cheers!
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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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