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Vieux Carré Prelude


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MidiOrleans

 Genre: Classical

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This is a prelude to a suite of mine first posted five years ago about the old French Quarter of New Orleans which is
known more by locals as the Vieux Carré. I have made various modifications with the tempo transitions from the original. I hope to add more to the suite, but so far I do have five movements for it. The whistle/horn heard is that of the old Steamboat President that called New Orleans home. The artwork is by William Spratling (1900-1967), Professor of Architecture, Tulane University. View of the Saint Louis Cathedral on historic Jackson Square. circa 1925.

*Today marks my 12th year at MacJams and I want to say thank you to all of the MacJammers who have been kind and given support to me and encouraging me to arrange and compose!

Miroslav Philharmonik
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Uploaded: Feb 06, 2017 - 06:55:52 PM
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2017 - 08:34:56 PM Last Played: Apr 18, 2017 - 05:29:55 PM
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VicDiesel said 106 days ago (February 7th, 2017)
Prelude
Let me start by saying that this is really a lovely piece of music.

But it doesn't feel like a prelude to me. In its contemplativeness it feels more like a postlude. It doesn't feel like opening the door to a suite of music, more like concluding something that went before.

Nice orchestral sounds though!
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Narad said 105 days ago (February 8th, 2017)
Vieux Carré Prelude
Brilliant work ! Bravo !
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richard13 said 105 days ago (February 8th, 2017)
First, congratulations
on the 12 years: you are, in my mind, one of the stars of this show. I've always enjoyed the depth and complexity of your music as well as the high production standards. This one is a worthy addition to your catalogue, pre or post. Way to fit the steamboat horn in ;-)
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H3nry said 103 days ago (February 10th, 2017)
Symphonic blues
A genre of music not heard often enough. Reminiscent of Gershwin, if he had been from New Orleans. I hope to hear more of the suite some day. Outstanding !
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Calchas said 102 days ago (February 11th, 2017)
wow
Simply beautiful... and I have to agree with Henry's Gershwin reference.

Be well friend!
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DWL said 102 days ago (February 11th, 2017)
Wonderful
Yes, elements of Gershwin with those blue notes and also perhaps Copeland.

Very well done. Lovely control of texture.
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blaky smith said 102 days ago (February 11th, 2017)
French Quarter
Great piece Scotty, yes simply beautiful, a pleasure to listen.
Thanks & Bonjour de France
Marc
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PeterB7858 said 99 days ago (February 14th, 2017)
Vieux Carré Prelude
Congrats on 12 years at MJ, Scotty. What's that in human years? :-) Lovely piece with some nice slow jazz elements blended in. Great finale. Thanks.
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Doug Somers said 89 days ago (February 24th, 2017)
Those blue notes
Wonderfully orchestrated Scotty. You bring forth the echoes of local musical styles and wrap them in a blanket of Americana. Very creative and wholesome - it feels strong, and just right but doesn't have to exert itself. I agree with Vic in that it sounds conclusive but that takes nothing away from the composition in the least. Wonderful!
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Bowman said 36 days ago (April 18th, 2017)
I heard
an earlier incarnation of this wonderful work. I loved it then and am thrilled to hear it again now. As great as this sounds coming from your computer I’d loved to hear this played live by a fine orchestra.
If we’re lucky maybe one day it will.
Cheers Scotty,
Charlie
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Name: Scotty Hill
Location: New Orleans Louisiana USA
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My name is Scotty Hill and I use the name MidiOrleans for my computer music projects. I was born and grew up in New Orleans. Many genres of music can be found here. We have a very fine symphony and opera, as well as contemporary jazz, gospel, blues,... [see more]

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