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Song 4 - Awake, Awake to Work and Love
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Author:  shadoes [ Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:43 am ]
Post subject:  Song 4 - Awake, Awake to Work and Love

Okay so since my machine is dead for the time being we decided on this one for song number 4. Here is the information from the other thread.

khl wrote:
shadoes wrote:

Sound like a plan?


Sure. Let's go with this.

Here are the notes: http://www.geocities.com/whistleandsque ... eAwake.pdf

And the midi:
http://www.geocities.com/whistleandsque ... eAwake.mid

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:28 am ]
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Something about this tune makes me want to put on Ren garb, sit in front of this place: http://www.queenwilhelmina.com/lodge/ and play my Clarke Original. 8)

I can hardly wait! :mrgreen:

Author:  KittyR [ Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:33 am ]
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brassblower wrote:
Something about this tune makes me want to put on Ren garb, sit in front of this place: http://www.queenwilhelmina.com/lodge/ and play my Clarke Original. 8)

I can hardly wait! :mrgreen:


Is that where you're going to record your clip? :mrgreen:

Author:  shadoes [ Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:48 am ]
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hmm now that you mention it I might use this as a tune I can memorize for a medieval fair I am part of the cast at in Oct. Was thinking of taking the Obrien maple and playing a tune or two at some point.

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:21 am ]
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KittyR wrote:
brassblower wrote:
Something about this tune makes me want to put on Ren garb, sit in front of this place: http://www.queenwilhelmina.com/lodge/ and play my Clarke Original. 8)

I can hardly wait! :mrgreen:


Is that where you're going to record your clip? :mrgreen:


Not this time. Maybe someday I can do that and post some video footage (if the Brobdingnagian Bards don't beat me to it). 8)

Author:  KittyR [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:40 am ]
Post subject:  JudyK

JudyK sends in the first clip of this one. She writes:

    This is such a cool melody! Fair warning, I played this on a Generation G (after tweaking it a bit) and a Reyburn Low G. A first attempt at off-the-cuff harmony in the first round, and a bit of a missed note the second time through -- but I didn't have much time to fix it. Hope its not too bad. :P
http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... _JudyK.mp3

Author:  khl [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:27 pm ]
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KittyR wrote:
JudyK sends in the first clip of this one. She writes:

    This is such a cool melody! Fair warning, I played this on a Generation G (after tweaking it a bit) and a Reyburn Low G. A first attempt at off-the-cuff harmony in the first round, and a bit of a missed note the second time through -- but I didn't have much time to fix it. Hope its not too bad. :P
http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... _JudyK.mp3


Nice. And on a high G no less.

Author:  RonKiley [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:59 pm ]
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That is great Judy. I like it. The G is a nice whistle for those who have thin fingers. I am trying to decide which whistle to record this one with. :D

Author:  ConnieS [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:36 pm ]
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Very pretty, Judy. I like the high G Gen. It's very well suited to this melody.

Do you know what I mean when I say a piece of whistling tugs at your heart strings? Well, when you slide your low Reyburn, it does just that. Nice!! :thumbsup:

Author:  KittyR [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:14 pm ]
Post subject:  ConnieS

Here is Connie's clip. She writes:

    I started with the piano. I didn't know the tune so I found an old hymnal with the song and copied it note for note to Finale. I liked it so well that I included the Finale piano sound in my version. It starts at verse two.

    Then I used a Burke DAN (D Aluminum Narrow bore) for the melody and second harmony (alto).

    Third harmony (tenor) was on the Susato A Blackhawk gave me. That was the hard part. I couldn't wrap my mind around transposing to the A whistle, so I recorded it one phrase at a time, practicing each phrase over and over and then recording it as a little tiny stand-alone file. Then I patched it all together. It felt a little like cheating, but that's what the big dogs in Nashville do. Hope that's okay. I really did the whole top melody line all at once. It's just the tenor that gave me trouble.

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

Author:  KittyR [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:17 pm ]
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Ok, I'm thinking only one verse is just NOT ENOUGH on this one. I wanted to hear more from both Judy and Connie.

Judy, I really like the combination of high and low whistles. And Connie, the hymn arrangement for the accompaniment really adds a lot.

This tune is sounding nicely medieval. :queen:

Kitty

Author:  shadoes [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:52 pm ]
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it does have a nice medieval sound to it. and I have to second the arguement for more than one verse :) I mean its a hymn..who ever does one verse of a hymn :) :)

And since this topic keeps coming up about how this hymn sounds I did a quik bit of research. The music was written some time in the late 1500s by Nicholas Selnecker. The words by Paul Gerhardt in 1647. So apparently it sounds medieval because.. it is.. or at least close :) more like later part of the mid Renassaince hehehe

Author:  ConnieS [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:58 pm ]
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Whups!! As the kids are all saying this year, "My bad." I accidentally sent an unfinished clip of my song. #-o The finished version is uploading as I type this. It has three verses. I'm hoping Kitty'll find it in her heart to replace the unfinished thing with the full one. Hope you understand. It was a particularly stressful day with the students. Image :-({|= ImageImageImage

Thanks for your patience on that one. :roll:

Author:  KittyR [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:42 pm ]
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Connie's clip has been updated... check it out:
http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... onnieS.mp3

Author:  Judy K [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:44 pm ]
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Connie, I can't wait to hear the "completed" version! The sample is great. :D (edited --Ooohhh, Kitty was posting even as I wrote this. Downloading the full version now!)

I was working with Finale and trying to do a version with harp added. Didn't have the best of luck with that. The song feels like it calls out for strings, though -- harp, psaltery ... something.

I couldn't resist the Hi G, and dedicate it to Ron & brassblower ... ;) The Reyburn recorded so well, a WhOA fever for Reyburns is developing rapidly.

Author:  Judy K [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:15 pm ]
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KittyR wrote:
Connie's clip has been updated... check it out:
http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... onnieS.mp3

=D> =D> =D>

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:18 pm ]
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Oh man, those are two gorgeous versions, Connie and Judy!! I may end up putting together for my own pleasure a compilation of all these different versions of these wonderful songs. This is so much fun!

Author:  shadoes [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:48 pm ]
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Judy K wrote:
The Reyburn recorded so well, a WhOA fever for Reyburns is developing rapidly.


and now you begin to understand why I love my Reyburn low D :)

Author:  Judy K [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:51 pm ]
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Blackhawk wrote:
I may end up putting together for my own pleasure a compilation of all these different versions of these wonderful songs. This is so much fun!


I'm definitely planning on making a CD of all the TPE songs. The Amazing Grace file is 26:27 minutes (adding in Matt's from the Praise clips); Jesus Paid it All is only 10:53; Sweet Hour of Prayer is 10:57. I hope more versions of all the songs still get posted.

Author:  Judy K [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:53 pm ]
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shadoes wrote:
Judy K wrote:
The Reyburn recorded so well, a WhOA fever for Reyburns is developing rapidly.


and now you begin to understand why I love my Reyburn low D :)


Completely! :mrgreen:

Author:  khl [ Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:26 am ]
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Nicely done, Connie. I agree that the tune has a medieval sound and your version brings that out well.

Author:  shadoes [ Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:57 am ]
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Judy K wrote:
shadoes wrote:
Judy K wrote:
The Reyburn recorded so well, a WhOA fever for Reyburns is developing rapidly.


and now you begin to understand why I love my Reyburn low D :)


Completely! :mrgreen:


The Reyburn took some getting used to for me as I have short fingers and had to modify my playing grip. On my kerry low D I can use the standard pipers grip but on the reyburn i HAVE to use my pinky to reach the bottom hole hehe. But now that I am use to it I find it difficult to go back to my other low Ds.

I have tried to record on my laptop but the quality is not near as good. So I may wait on this one till my desktop finally makes it journey home.

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:00 pm ]
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Judy K wrote:
The Reyburn recorded so well, a WhOA fever for Reyburns is developing rapidly.


Well, I can see why. That whistle records gorgeously, and responds well to your ornamentation.

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:11 pm ]
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Blackhawk wrote:
I may end up putting together for my own pleasure a compilation of all these different versions of these wonderful songs. This is so much fun!


Ya know, that's a great idea. I think I'll do that, too. Or at least download the favorites to an mp3 player or something.

Author:  fancypiper [in Heaven] [ Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:06 pm ]
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brassblower wrote:
Something about this tune makes me want to put on Ren garb, sit in front of this place: http://www.queenwilhelmina.com/lodge/ and play my Clarke Original.

I hope you have an unpainted one! At least, that is what I understand is traditional at the Civil War reinactments that the band plays for.

Somehow, the painted ones sound better to my ear, and I have to tweak the unpainted ones to be satisfied with them.

The unpainted ones work best when you play in the dark. You can find them easier when you drop them. I have 4 of these in D, JIC

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