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Las Vacas


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Renaissance

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Another set of variations for recorder ensemble, this time based on the Spanish folk tune "Oh let us put the cows to pasture". Actually, this is based on the bass line of that tune. It was a popular device in the renaissance to base tunes on familiar bass lines. Ground basses, they were called. I've already done Passamezzo and La Folia.
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Uploaded: Sep 10, 2011 - 02:26:53 PM
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2011 - 03:10:46 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 08:01:18 PM
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Kueng alto, tenor, bass and greatbass recorders
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Feter said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Las Vacas
wonderful to hear this variation,I m in the mood for recorders choir as always ..its beyond me how you can play such wonderfully as its a real consort ..I m so happy you posted this ,thanks alot for sharing !!

p.s
whats Kueng alto ..?
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egobandit said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Ground bass
Its a revolving note that floats along on scales, renaissance music always put your mind into another time and place! Beautiful piece of music
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Char said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Everything is a
fitting subject for music. To take joy in simple things is a choice. Congratulations on the 70000th song. Thanks for this peaceful piece.
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alackbass said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Las Vacas
Lovely piece! The section starting at 1:53 is particularly beautiful (I don't know why, but that section just grabbed me). Excellent recording and mix!
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VicDiesel said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
1:53
That's where it definitely ceases to be renaissance.... The original bass line starts on A, implying A minor. Then a few variations later I throw an F under it, making it F major, then in the passage your remark on I throw a Bb under that, making it, eh, Bb maj7 which is anachronistic by several centuries. Bach uses it as a passing dissonant, but you probably have to wait until the mid 20th century before someone plonks down that chord as such.
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RochaMalhada said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
las cuarto tetas
may be more than four parts... but I counted four at once

Milk the cow....

. - Harold
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VicDiesel said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
eight
Voices go in and out a bit, but in the end it's two altos, three tenors, two basses, and a greatbass. None of those ugly sopranos. Even the altos are only used at the top of the arc. I like the lower instruments better.
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michaeljayklein said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Just a note
to tell you I enjoyed this very much. Lovely work!
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J_Gretch said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Las Vacas
I know this is going to sound lame but I really do appreciate what you are doing here.I know how to play two things on the recorder,,The intro to "Can't you see" and Stairway.

Not an easy instrument to play...thanks for sharing your talent.

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kristyjo said 2119 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
Low recorders
Yes, I find the lower sounds of these recorders more engaging to listen to than a consort of soprano & sopranino recorders. Very nice, indeed.
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dimm witness said 2118 days ago (September 10th, 2011)
the
world is coming to an end. congrats. last one to leave put out the lights.
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papag said 2118 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
recorder ensemble
The resonance of the recorders is a nice sensation. The mix sounds great on my laptop.

Thank you for letting me download :)
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ic42 said 2118 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
ground bass canon
as Peter Schickele pointed out once, would be called a "ground round", perfect for putting cows to pasture. Beautifully written and performed... I love your pure recorder reflections. 0x0
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ramonaji said 2117 days ago (September 11th, 2011)
this was really
sweet! Loved it!
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michael2 said 2115 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
excellent
not sure if I told you this, but I often listen to your music while I'm working. i find it conducive to thinking. anyways, this is lovely and i really like the whole recorder orchestra thing you're working. there's moments where you'll hit a chord and it's just a perfect sound. maybe I should try to learn a little theory myself. thanks.
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VicDiesel said 2115 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
theory
I take it you read my reply to Andrew? Sometimes doing things purely motivated by theory can sound very interesting.

Thanks for the compliments.
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mana_junkie said 2115 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Very cool.
Whoa, cows, cows.
Everywhere a cow.
Blockin' out the scen'ry.
Breakin' my mind.
Do this. Don't do that.
Can't you see the cows?

On a more serious note: this sounds like something I use to listen to as a child while watching The Friendly Giant. He would play this style of music and it was very very fascinating.


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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2115 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Purrrdy
Sounds very nice! Sounds so beautiful!
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tmcfate said 2115 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
really
enjoyed this
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Jarvoid said 2114 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Ahhh well if nothing
else you have educated me as to why Vaquero is Spanish/Mexican for "Cowboy" but you have also enterrtained me with some very nice playing ......but tell me ....why are old folk song titles so bloody literal ...!!

Cheers

Jarvo
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VicDiesel said 2114 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
titles
1. irony hadn't been invented yet. 2. are modern titles any better? The title is usually the most noticeable phrase of the chorus.

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eleveneyes said 2114 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
recowder
I like the whole ground basses idea. Sounds great, really enjoyed the piece!
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