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Sonnerie de Ste Genevieve


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VicDiesel

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Time for a cover of a classic. "The bells of saint genevieve" is a piece for violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. I decided that with a little effort there would be enough material for 12 recorders.
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Uploaded: Sep 23, 2017 - 04:46:43 PM
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2017 - 04:46:43 PM Last Played: Oct 22, 2017 - 03:51:34 AM
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Vic Holman said 30 days ago (September 23rd, 2017)
Sonnerie de Ste Genevieve
jeez... you are a one man orchestra! amazing work Victor.

I'm curious, how long did it take you to record this composition?
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VicDiesel said 30 days ago (September 24th, 2017)
Recordering
Well, at a good 8 minutes times 12 that comes to about 2 hours. A little more because a couple of parts took more than one attempt. But basically three nights, a good hour per session.

Of course that was after I first wrote out the whole score, which I did over a good weekend. Arranging a piece doesn't take that long, since all the material already exists. You just need to reassign the notes.
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Daugrin said 30 days ago (September 24th, 2017)
Recorder Orchestra
How outstanding! The effort that this must take, overwhelming beauty, that appears to be off the cuff and loose as a goose, the wonderful dissonance on this track is a testament to great writing!
That you for for posting your material here, you keep the bar so high!

Daug
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VicDiesel said 30 days ago (September 24th, 2017)
Dissonance
I take it you spotted the jazz #9 chords towards the end where I was getting bored?
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awigze said 28 days ago (September 25th, 2017)
The Bells of St. Genevieve
Elegant and true. I detect about 5 voices - am I wrong? tell me more.
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VicDiesel said 28 days ago (September 25th, 2017)
Five
It is hard to hear how many voices are in such a polyphonic texture. Listening for alternating subgroups should give you some indication.

It's 12. Sopranino, two sopranos/altos/tenors/basses/great basses, and one contra bass.
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sammydix said 28 days ago (September 25th, 2017)
A trip
back in time. This chock full of one of the element I notice most in classical flavored music: the dynamics between notes or phrases.
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Warren Smith said 28 days ago (September 26th, 2017)
Night Owl
Now we know how you spend your nights : )

Oddly, I almost never record anything at night. I generally write and record music in the morning, usually after starting the day with a cup of coffee. Maybe because that is when my energy levels are at their highest?

This piece is delightful. So many voices - so much going on. It's going to require multiple listenings to maximize its enjoyment.
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DWL said 28 days ago (September 26th, 2017)
Love!y piece Vic
Those interweaving patterns sound wonderful.

Shows what can be done with recorders.

Cheers

Dick
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PeterB7858 said 2 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Sonnerie de Ste Genevieve
Peaceful and plaintive at the same time. Lovely work. Such a mellifluous piece. Weft and warp. Impressive. Thanks, Vic.
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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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