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Song 15 - Rise Up O Men of God
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Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:08 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
ConnieS wrote:
Thanks Adrian. I love it too. You should consider getting one, especially now that you have a couple of empty spaces in your lineup. :mrgreen:


I have been tempted several times but I play this scale on a regular D whistle in the keys of D and F# quite often and i fear it would make me lazy in playing in this scale. I enjoy the challenge of fast half fingering.

Key of D: D, Eb, F#, G, A, Bb, C, D
Key of F#: F#, G, A#, B, C, D, E#, F# I play the Havila Nagila in this key on a D whistle at least once a day. I suppose it is a doddle to play on your Ali Baba whistle.

Have you tried its modes? THAT would be a good reason for buying one.

Susan, where are you? (She has the bank card). You can keep the Susatos if...


The closest I've come to playing with modes is to try Mary Had a Little Lamb from different modes. Fun, actually, and it sounds like music in about 3-4 modes.

Before you go and buy one, you should know that small fingers are a big help for playing it. Some holes are very close together. The tone hole (d) is so small you can't feel it. You just have to memorize where it is, but it's playable. I bought mine used from someone with larger fingers than me.

Author:  khl [ Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:10 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Sounds really ethereal, Kristos. I like it. The alternative tune really dominates, and the original plays a nice undertone.
Ethereal was the word I was going to use too. Glad you posted, Kristos, and you do an interesting job of combining the two tunes.

Author:  Kristos [ Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:36 pm ]
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khl wrote:
ConnieS wrote:
Sounds really ethereal, Kristos. I like it. The alternative tune really dominates, and the original plays a nice undertone.
Ethereal was the word I was going to use too. Glad you posted, Kristos, and you do an interesting job of combining the two tunes.


Thanks :D . I meant for it to sound medieval, but it only sounded that way in a midi file. :?

Author:  Kristos [ Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:56 pm ]
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The choir sang "Rise Up O Men of God" at church on Fathers Day. (Not this version, but 'Aaron's' version. :P

Author:  jrc [ Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:12 am ]
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Very nice Kristos - I like the layering of melodies.


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I meant for it to sound medieval, but it only sounded that way in a midi file


I've heard some midi's that were way beyond mid-evil - they wre full-evil :D !

Author:  ConnieS [ Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:09 pm ]
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Here's one from RonKiley:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... nkiley.mp3

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It is played on a Feadog Pro D. Straight forward whistle nothing fancy.

Author:  Adrian [ Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:07 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Here's one from RonKiley:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... nkiley.mp3

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It is played on a Feadog Pro D. Straight forward whistle nothing fancy.


Nice one Ron. Plain whistle is hard to beat IMO

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:02 am ]
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http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... onnies.mp3

Better late than never.

I wanted it to sound more Israeli, but I don't have the resources. :?

Ah, well, I used an African rhythm layered with finger cymbals to give it at least some sense of interestingness. For the rest I had to creatively use western instrumentation.

It was fun! :P

Author:  jrc [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:16 pm ]
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Very cool! I like the Middle Eastern flavor, and that's a really sweet whistle!

jrc

Author:  shadoes [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:22 pm ]
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mmm camels :) no really this reminds me of a marketplace in Baghdad or Cairo. Nice drums. Is that a loop?

Author:  khl [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:36 pm ]
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Ron: Glad to see you (and the trusty Feadog) posting again.

Connie: Nice job. There have really been some interesting takes on this particular tune.

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:06 pm ]
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shadoes wrote:
mmm camels :) no really this reminds me of a marketplace in Baghdad or Cairo. Nice drums. Is that a loop?


I got the drumloop for free here:

http://www.loopmasters.com/WAV-Downloads.asp

Author:  Blackhawk [ Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:04 am ]
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Wow, great clip, Connie!

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:10 pm ]
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Here's a version of this song from Adrian:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... adrian.mp3

Hopefully he'll fill us in on what whistle he used. :D

Author:  Kathy [ Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:25 pm ]
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Adrian,

That's a really fun version of it. Quite lilting like. It reminds me of a happy little bird singing in the rising of the sun!

Whoa, I just had a Freudian moment. When I typed the "happy little bird singing the rising of the sun", I spelled "sun" "Son" :D

Kathy :)

Author:  jrc [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:03 am ]
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Very cool Adrian - nice job. I especially like the ornamentation. I'm going to get those kinds of things one of these years.

Was that a Syn Whistle?


jrc

Author:  Susan [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:23 am ]
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Adrian

Very nicely played. Very bright. It was strange to listen to you playing on the web and not see you.

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:00 am ]
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I also was thinking of a bird, especially on the second verse.

Lilting is the perfect word. On this one you combine ornamentation with alternate timing masterfully.

The first verse of the hymn is:
Rise up o men of God.
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and soul and mind and voice.
Rise up o men of God.

The tune was designed to be heavy like tunes men sometimes resonate to. You've made it about 40 pounds lighter, airy and lilting, like the feeling one actually gets when we "have done with lesser things." Your interpretation, IMO, is better than the original.

Author:  shadoes [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:00 am ]
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Typically we sing this on Father's day and it is indeed very...plodding for lack of a better word. Very deliberate. I wish wish WISH I could find a copy of Rock Power Prasie I somewhere..

It was a reimagining of a hymns. Including some absolutly KILLER versions of Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace. hehe Think about what it would sound like is say Bob Seiger sang Old Rugged Cross... that sort of thing.

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:08 am ]
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Shadoes, IF you ever find that book, PLEASE give me a complete set of information on how I can order a copy for myself. I would absolutely LOVE a book like that......

Author:  shadoes [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:14 am ]
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Wasn't a book :) Was a tape :) A recorded album :) Sorry if I mislead it to be a book.

Author:  Adrian [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:41 pm ]
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Thank you for your feedback. The whistle was a Burke DBSBT.

The hymn was unknown to me but I found the tune quite cheery if played with a bit of a bounce.

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:04 pm ]
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Blackhawk's version:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ckhawk.mp3


He says:

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I uploaded Rise Up O Men, played on Burke Bb

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:15 pm ]
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Blackhawk: Nice timing, Dude!! High five.

Author:  Adrian [ Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:15 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Blackhawk's version:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ckhawk.mp3


He says:

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I uploaded Rise Up O Men, played on Burke Bb


With Blackhawk we have to ask if he recorded in a pyramid or on the Great Wall of China?

Nice one Darvis :thumbsup:

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