Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Kyrie


by

Mystified

 Genre: A Cappella

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
This brief piece was something of an experiment, improvising the singing of close harmonies in the style of early sacred music, starting with the lowest voice and building upwards from there.

It was *almost* a straight improvisation--there were a couple of places where I had to go back and work out the harmonies.

Because I didn't want to just sing nonsense phrases, I chose the simple Latin verse of the "Kyrie."

(--Apologies for the mispronunciations in the Latin, which I'll fix at a later date when I expand this work.)



*photo by Mystified
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Song Stats
Hits: 5218
Comments: 32
Fans: 23
Plays: 532
Downloads: 195

Uploaded: Jul 07, 2007 - 02:33:56 AM
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2010 - 01:50:16 AM Last Played: Mar 20, 2018 - 03:18:54 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
Mac Mini, Macbook
Behringer B-1 Condenser Mic
MAudio Mobile Pre USB
MystiVOXâ„¢
Software:
GB3; LE7
Comments
legato said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
A distance church...
with sounds of prayer. Keep working at it! You have potential for this style which I admire. I always try to create music with a different religious flare but something is always missing... ah yes the choir. One of these days I will have a suitable piece for your voice. Mainly a religious piece. Keep on creating, for you are blessed with a gift.

Thanks for sharing
Patrick
Check out my latest song called The Hour - Knossos (Live Practice)
Mystified said 4121 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Thank you Patrick :)
It's perhaps no surprise that your song "4:15 p.m. and the minutes after" has been one of my favorite downloads from MacJams and is on my playlist at work.

It's a song that communicates so beautifully, without words.
So, I appreciate your words here on this piece, and I sincerely look forward to that collaboration one day :)

Thanks for listening.
Check out my latest song called Peace
stevel said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Beautiful harmonies!
This is a really lovely piece Cat...you have a real gift with your voice!
The harmonies on this are tremendous
Steve
Check out my latest song called Levitation Supreme
Mystified said 4120 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
thanks, steve :)
Glad you liked this one.

Thanks, as always, for your support :)
Check out my latest song called Peace
composerclark said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Shivers
Yes. You have created an unspeakably beautiful piece here... I absolutely love it.

Why? Am I supposed to say why? Okay...

1. I love early music, but more specifically, I love late renaissance sacred polyphony. Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria, Morales, Josquin, Tallis -- all those guys.

2. There are a few contemporary composers who are strongly influenced by this music, such as Johan Tavener and Arvo Pärt, and this is kinda sorta in that tradition. I hope you will continue with more in this vein.

3. This is my favorite style of singing. You have a very pure, unaffected voice, perfect for this.

Wonderful work!
Check out my latest song called A Little Song About Our Mom
composerclark said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Pärt
Um, let's see if this works: Arvo Pärt

---
ClarkRoss.ca is now welcoming visitors from distant planets -- Apply within
Check out my latest song called A Little Song About Our Mom
Mystified said 4120 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Thanks :)
Classical music was everywhere in our house; my parents had quite a library of vinyl LPs. I stumbled upon a recording of Vaughan-Williams "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" in my young teens that absolutely held me spellbound.
I must have listened to that record dozens of times; I was so fascinated at how it moved from major to minor and sounded different from what I had heard before.
I'm still fascinated by modal tones and textures, though Music Theory still boggles my brain!

So it's nice that I'm on the right track here. The discovery and journey is very fulfilling :)

Thanks so much for your comments here!
Check out my latest song called Peace
Reinholt56 said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
An inspiring piece of music...
I love this type of music, where beautiful words meet sacred music, in harmony, helped by a superb voice. This is a great work.

I am on the edge of my seat awaiting the next installment.

My current interests lie with Karl Jenkins, and he doesn't use, generally, real words, in his classical pieces, so this work was in keeping with what I have in my mind at the moment.

Take care.

Paul.
Check out my latest song called Dystopian Summer (A Future For The Masses Mix)
said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
you do
indeed have an enchanting voice
I enjoyed this very much
thetiler said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Gorgeous
The singing is divine !

Way to go Misty!

The harmony is so magnificent! A treasure of vocal blends!
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Wow
That must not have been easy realy beautifull build up of vocal range! definetly talented!
ceilidh said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
wonderful mysti
stunning harmonies and your heights are unbelievable. truly angelic singing. BEAUTIFUL.....
p.
Check out my latest song called Gartan Mother's Lullaby
RickW said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Harmonious
I used to harmonize quite well, but nothing as beautiful as you've done here Cat. Absolutely amazing!

May God continue to bless you,

Rick

Check out my latest song called Catherine
I. Spike said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Lovely...
Listen to your range! I didn't know you had that tippy top note in you!
I think this sounds really wonderful...
I look forward to hearing the piece once you expand it...
Lovely...
Check out my latest song called Aqua Velveeta
screamalexz said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
prettyness
improv is the best. i do hours of that with my guitar a day. i like the harmonies. my only problem is it was too short! lol.
Check out my latest song called Broken Spirit
jiguma said 4122 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Apart from yourself ..
.. the only memorable experience (apart from listening to you) I have of this style is from David Crosby's "If I Could Only Remember My Name" album. It's a style I really like - I don't know what the technical term is, but I like the way a single voice drops a tone and a new chord appears. This must have been a very powerful musical genre in days of old when the magic of the church was able to shock and Mystify the peasantry. Combined with the awe of church buildings, a serious impact must have been experienced.
Lovely singing and writing Cat.
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Ed Hannifin said 4121 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
As Neil says...
...just imagine hearing this in a lovely, reverberant cathedral in medieval times...

One doesn't need to understand Latin to feel uplifted or to feel some awe...

And then of course in the modern world one can experience uplift and awe just hearing it through headphones...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
Ed Hannifin said 4121 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
I find myself wondering...
...in my post-commenting way, whether you are familiar with either The Tallis Scholars or with Anonymous 4...

You're undoubtedly wider-listened than I am in this area of music, but if you haven't sought these two out, they're worth it...

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
SmokeyVW said 4121 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
mega great
this style of singing always seems so spiritual to me. some take away religious feelings from such an experience as this, but since i'm not religious in any formal sense, all i can take away is this: it's as huge as the sky at night.

absolutely fabulous singing!

thanks

Check out my latest song called Farther
Feter said 4120 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Kyrie
O how I love this charming singing
just awesome ...now you want to say this is
not a sheet music ..WOW .. its charming
wonderfull and so peacefull ...thank you
for such gem !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
Bubowski said 4120 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Thank you!
This was a wonderful way to start off my week. Your voice is absolutely gorgeous in this and your improvised harmonies...wow!
Check out my latest song called Impacts 1
Magritte said 4120 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Love it.
I adore this style of music and you did a gorgeous job with it. I very much look forward to the "expansion."
Check out my latest song called Tango Macabre
paul f. page said 4118 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Very...
...nicely "improvised." It all makes complete sense and the overdubbing of your "voices" is just beautiful. Palestrina would be proud. It is so nice to hear just unaccompanied voices -- a real breath of fresh air. How nice it is to be hearing more and more people here working on and enjoying these ancient forms that are so much a basis of our contemporary music. Brava to you!!!
(P.S. Don't be worried about the Latin. -- It's actually ancient Greek anyway.... and you pronounced it all perfectly.)
Peace.
Paul
Check out my latest song called Caprice
michael2 said 4118 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
incredible
i am blown away by this. really nothing to say other than PERFECTION.
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
Scott Carmichael said 4118 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
Delicious
Cat... just delicious
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
The Orbiting said 4115 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Forget the highs...
Who knew you had that lower register? You'd think that after more than two years of listening to your music that I'd know you could sing over that kind of range, but you managed to surprise me, Mistress Kat.

How lovely, truly. (L)
Check out my latest song called Waiting By The Stars
said 4115 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
bumps
excellent chills from this on
neck, shoulders, arms.
felt deliciously good - and i was grateful to you for creating this.
thank you.

anne
Keith O. Edwards said 4113 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
Both !
I dunno which I admire more %u2013 the fine music or the superb performance.
Check out my latest song called The Perfectionist
thatcomposerguy said 4043 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
great!
I think you have really captured the style here. I really enjoyed this. Keep up the great work!

Thatcomposerguy
Check out my latest song called Dance of Memories
elfdaughter said 3927 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
As ever, Mysti, stunning!
Absoloutely beautiful, and you vocal range never ceases to amaze me!!
Check out my latest song called The Kynges Ballade
LonePineMusic said 3319 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
So beautiful!
By the way, did you receive my PM about doing a collab on this one?
Check out my latest song called The Peasant Wedding
rustykangaroo said 3319 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
great job!!
wow!! i love this...the only music like this i've been exposed to is some monks singing scriptures in latin...it was beautiful and i listened to it all the time. sadly i had to give it back and was unable to get a copy. this stuff is beautiful. i can feel it lowering my blood pressure...this type of music sets me at ease faster than any other genre even christmas and classical!!
Check out my latest song called calling jesus
Genre Info
A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella is Italian for from the chapel (music); the term is due to restrictions on the use of instruments in medieval c

More songs in A Cappella:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 72
Links