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 Post subject: New song - "Psalm 69"
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:39 pm 
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I just recorded this - the title is either "Whistle Improvisation" or " IhadacrummydayatworkandIunloadedonmygenerationBb":

Hi-fi:

http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... g_id=11203

Lo-fi:

http://ezfolk.com/audio/play.php?mode=s ... g_id=11203

It's VERY ROUGH - everything on one pass, first take.

I feel better now.

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Rough no, raw emotion yes. I love very much the expression of the moments of frustration, tension and anger in the tune and then the final resolution of acceptance. Quite a musical journey skillfully weaving various styles but brilliantly kept together with the excellent keyboard foundation. Love it. Hate the name options though. Don't be a shy composer give your work solid titles.

Your composition reminds me a lot of Scarlet's poetry.

Look forward to more.


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Your composition reminds me a lot of Scarlet's poetry.


:shock:

Wow ...

Thank you ... that's high praise indeed.


And thank you for the advice about the title ... I was really kidding, but you probably have a point ... very good counsel, brother...

jim

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jrc wrote:
"IhadacrummydayatworkandIunloadedonmygenerationBb"


Well, it's descriptive of your day if a bit long. :D

Have to say, I'm sorry you had a lousy day .... but not much when it brightens my day so very much to listen to this music. I love a lot of the music that floats around PWA. This may just be the best piece yet, to my mind & heart. It's hard to stop listening. Thanks, jrc!


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:shock: :o 8)

WOW! I was totally unprepared to hear this after the lead-in you gave. That's what a bad day at work sounds like on a whistle?! I think I was expecting more of a train wreck (which is what *my* bad days would sound like on a whistle- heck, some of my good days, too). Not that I wish you bad days, as Judy said, but it certainly put you in a very expressive place.

I agree with Adrian-- that purty piece qualifies for a far nicer title than your choices-- how about "Breaking Free" or "Evening Serenade" or "Returning Home" or some such?

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Thanks for all the encouragement guys; it truly means a lot coming from people you respect, not just musically, but personally. Thank you.

I think this tune/piece is going to titled "Psalm 69". I had been meditating on a title and listening, and that's where I ended up. The Psalm pretty closely parallels where both Karen and myself are, both at work and spiritually. We're getting beat up pretty good for standing by our guns biblically among those in our church. They don't feel the same conviction about what we see as some very basic tenets of our mission as a believers in the world. I think some of that frustration may be evidenced in this tune as well, in addition to the work stress.

BUT... we have also had some very encouraging words of confirmation from several different sources. We attended a local worship event where worship leaders were called forward and prayed over. The next morning at a meeting, on of the pastors' wives said she had sensed a 'bulldog anointing' in my spirit, meaning that once I had hold of something I would refuse to let it go. That was very powerful, and several folks at another meeting this past Sunday specifically said the Lord gave them words for us about not being discouraged. And what's really cool ... we haven't said anything to anyone about what we're feeling, so He had to let them in on it. God is so good.

At the end of days like yesterday it soooo cool to able to go to my 'spot' and meet Him. I feel closest to God when playing and singing. I come out a new creation!!!

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Anyone want to go eat at Shogun's now? :mrgreen:

To me, it has sort of a Japanese shakuhachi vibe to it. I love it! 8)

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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Anyone want to go eat at Shogun's now? :mrgreen:

To me, it has sort of a Japanese shakuhachi vibe to it. I love it! 8)


...ok...

:-k

I'll have the Kung Pao Chicken.

Thanks Ren!

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Good title, "Psalm 69"

"Save me O God
for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths,
where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
the floods have overwhelmed me.
I am worn out calling for help,
my thoat is parched.
My eyes fail
looking for God."

NIV verses 1-3

Your music resolves to acceptance and hope just as the last 7 verses of this Psalm do. Good title.


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I woke up this morning and grabbed my Bible - actually, it's the Tanakh; I like reading from the English transliteration of the Hebrew scripture - and it opened to that Psalm. It seemed to fit well.

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