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The Sunken Cathedral



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Another electro-classical tune, this time a Debussy composition. I've mashed this one up pretty well, totally re-voiced. It's a shortened version, I've cut out the last minute or so. It's a wonderfully atmospheric piece and I hope I've captured that a little. Three soft synths used, Omnisphere, Alchemy and the Zebra 2.

Once again, apologies to people who prefer listening to the original. I have altered it quite a lot.

Thanks if you do listen, feedback welcomed of course! 320 kbps MP3, if you want it.
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Uploaded: Mar 16, 2014 - 04:50:02 PM
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2016 - 06:37:36 AM Last Played: Dec 29, 2017 - 07:41:19 AM
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Logic Pro, Omnisphere, Alchemy and Zebra2 soft synths.
thetiler said 1437 days ago (March 16th, 2014)
Almost reminds
me of the famous song when the lyrics start off "There's a place for us, not sure if it was called Evergreen by Barbra Streisand. But it had that effect. I just loved that effect she had as the intro and you seem to be able to get into that groove. Way to go!

Love how that
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DWL said 1437 days ago (March 17th, 2014)
Nicely done Dave
Subtle and well chosen instrumentation. Very atmospheric.


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gadzooks said 1437 days ago (March 17th, 2014)
The Sunken Cathedral
Very nicely done synth work ... nice slow build up ... peaceful.
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Marino_Experiment said 1437 days ago (March 17th, 2014)
The Sunken Cathedral
Man what a cool track...Love the detail in the transitions from sound to sound and the mix...Seamless...great ear!
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PeterB7858 said 1436 days ago (March 17th, 2014)
The Sunken Cathedral
Nice choice of sounds, for sure. Wonderful sense of space. That ethereal choir-like synth towards the end is a winner. Thanks, Dave. Regards, Peter.
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Reinholt56 said 1436 days ago (March 18th, 2014)
Hi Dave......
I like this arrangement. Debussy is always good to play with electronically. It's as though he anticipated the electronic music era and left the dynamic structure of his pieces for others to 'interpret' and re-arrange.

I'll be adding this to my listening list.

Take care.

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kingbee said 1436 days ago (March 18th, 2014)
I've not heard the original..but must go and listen soon.
Clair de Lune is one of my favourite pieces of classical music.
A very calming and beautiful piece of music with well thought out and well laid out instrumentation.
I love the vocal samples coming at 2 min.
Eee! I'm all chilled out now…and it's only 11,35 am ;-)
cheers and thanks for download
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H3nry said 1436 days ago (March 18th, 2014)
Wow, Dave!
What a different take on one of my favorites! I'm floating away . . .

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Henke said 1435 days ago (March 19th, 2014)
I really enjoy
these modern interpretations of the classics, the sounds you use fit beautifully. Even if I did know the originals better I think I'd prefer this before a slightly "off" version in traditional style.

Also I have a history with cathedrals, as I believe we have discussed earlier (real ones, like Liverpool's two great examples, as well as musical ones such as Narad's Cathedral pieces here at MJ). So this is a treat for me :-) Thanks for the download!

Take care,
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Moviz said 1434 days ago (March 20th, 2014)
I remember
hearing this when I was quite young and was mesmerised just by the haunting thought of a cathedral standing under the sea, especially when the bells rang. This is a particularly lovely version which doesn't seem anywhere near being haunted or haunting...... synths make it sound more up to date and very pleasant .......I did want it to go on longer though Dave, Cheers M
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paul f. page said 1434 days ago (March 20th, 2014)
Beautiful arrangement
You are doing such wonderful things with your reorchestrations. Great choice of instruments and the general MIX is so delicately imagined and performed, too. I love the gentle, ethereal qualities you've pulled out of this through masterful manipulation of reverb and balance. Marvelous piece that does the original homage while presenting it in a new, fresh manner. Wow.
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grah3am said 1433 days ago (March 21st, 2014)
That's all I have to say, really.
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jiguma said 1432 days ago (March 21st, 2014)
Sounds amazing Dave!
You really know how to get the best out of those synths. For some reason I'm seeing Sinead O'Connor onstage with David Crosby ..... and Rick Wakeman :)
Love it!
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VicDiesel said 1432 days ago (March 22nd, 2014)
Great sounds for a great piece.....
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Daugrin said 1431 days ago (March 22nd, 2014)
Ah Yes!
Thanks for posting your work here. Great job!

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egobandit said 1430 days ago (March 23rd, 2014)
I need to check that out,
The chimes in this keeps bringing me back iinto the composition, Like the ELP sounding synth at the end !
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Doug Somers said 1423 days ago (March 30th, 2014)
You're really Isao Tomita, right?
Nailed this one David my lad. A brilliant rendition full of atmosphere and a fresh enough take to earn a new place in the hall of fame. The Doo vocal is perfect btw, as are all of the choices you made in terms of the orchestration sounds.

Do you intend to finish this one? Can I entice you to finish it?

Thanks for the dload sir. This is very good indeed. Very good.
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bud said 1412 days ago (April 11th, 2014)
great use of the soft synths
beautifully balanced mix and really intriguing choices throughout. love the way the voices are used.
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A1K3M1 said 1403 days ago (April 19th, 2014)
I really like this very much. Very soothing and calming to the senses. Love the ethereal vocals in this, excellent synth work. Thanks for sharing with us.
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FEEL said 1398 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
It does have a cathedral sound to it
Well done, fills my ears and even chills.
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