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 Post subject: Song 17 - Come Thou Almighty King
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:19 pm 
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Here's the score:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... tyking.pdf


An audio file:

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



And a MIDI file for those who would like to use that:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... tyking.MID

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This will be a good one, I think. Some of you may know the tune as one sung to "Glory to God on High" http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/g/o/ggodhigh.htm

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Unknown to me as usual. A nice simple tune again so everyone should record it. When I saw the score my first thought was that I'd like to hear it on a wailing blues guitar (Connie) or the complete opposite, played with a lilt on Judy's harp.


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Adrian, don't feel lonely on not knowing them. I hadn't ever heard the last three, either. It's nice learning new songs, whether I actually get them recorded or not.

Hey, Connie .... what would you think about letting Adrian pick one of the TPE tunes sometime so he could start off on a more familiar note?


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that is interesting because I think I have been familiar with all but one of the TPE posted. Interesting what a difference a part of the world makes.


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You don't have to be in another part of the world. There are many of these that I have never heard or it has been so long ago that I have forgotten them. Although this one I know by both titles and both sets of words.

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Judy K wrote:
Adrian, don't feel lonely on not knowing them. I hadn't ever heard the last three, either. It's nice learning new songs, whether I actually get them recorded or not.

Hey, Connie .... what would you think about letting Adrian pick one of the TPE tunes sometime so he could start off on a more familiar note?

Of the 17 we've done, I've heard of 7 of them, but actually have only sung 3 of them in church. The others I have seen in movies, such as Rock of Ages and Shall We Gather at the River.

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Adrian wrote:
Unknown to me as usual.


Not a complaint. I enjoy learning new tunes. Just trying to generate sympathy. :oops:

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No one here has a bigger heart than you and no one is more thoughtful of others. Thank you for your kind suggestion but I really do prefer a challenge.


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Well, Adrian, you DO enjoy a challenge!

Everyone, here's Adrian's:

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

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Plain whistle as always from me. Played on my train crash whistle, WW Bb.




Adrian, the next couple of songs are ready to roll out, but maybe you could choose a tune about six weeks down the road. :mrgreen:

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ConnieS wrote:
Adrian, the next couple of songs are ready to roll out, but maybe you could choose a tune about six weeks down the road. :mrgreen:


Nope! Last time I chose a tune it went down like a lead balloon. :lol:

You are choosing some nice tunes. Pray continue.


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BTW, Adrian, I liked what you did with Come Thou Almighty King. I like that you didn't know the tune and weren't bogged down by how you thought it should be played. You rewrote the song for me. :D

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Very nice trad flavor to this. Swinging the melody is always nice. hehe just don't ask a choir full of old Baptist to try to swing. :)


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ConnieS wrote:
BTW, Adrian, I liked what you did with Come Thou Almighty King. I like that you didn't know the tune and weren't bogged down by how you thought it should be played. You rewrote the song for me. :D


Thank you. I read music of course and I think I can imagine how it 'should' be played in church, but I'm easily bored. ;)


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Adrian, this sounds so nice. I've played it over & over -- very cool! 8)


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Judy K wrote:
Adrian, this sounds so nice. I've played it over & over -- very cool! 8)


Thank you for your encouragment.

I would love to hear this on your harp if you have the time.


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A tune from khl:

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




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This is my first shot at playing and recording different parts. The middle is a little jumbled, but it was fun anyway. I've copied the first verse and left that as the "second" verse. No time to do more.

This is recorded with the Dixon Low D playing Soprano and Alto and the Freeman Mellow Dog playing Tenor an octave high.

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That's an intriguing version, Keith! I hadn't looked up a harmony for the song yet ... but I really like the sound of yours. The Dixon & Mellow Dog blends better than I imagined. Cool!


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Very nice first "outing" on the harmony, Keith. Sounds good.

I like the Dixon trad. Much as I love a Mellow Dog, I would have liked to have the Dixon a little stronger in the mix, I think. Other than that, it's a very sweet mix. :thumbsup:

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Here's Ren-Tin-10's:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ntin10.mp3


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All parts performed on a mountain dulcimer tuned D-G-d.

I did something similar to the last time, interspersing other tunes between the verses, except this time, instead of picking on the Byrds, I decided to pick on Turlough O'Carolan. ;)

Once again, you get to guess what the tunes are. Mr. Green

(Hint: They're both named after people. One is a member of nobility, and the other sounds similar to the title of a Beatles song. Neither are "Planxties".) ;)

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Connie and Judy:

Thanks for your kind comments. I did have fun putting this together, and there are moments I like in the piece -- enough at least that I sent it off. But between the lack of coordinated timing in the middle, and the fact that the melody line often gets buried by the High D, I'll chalk this one up for experience. While finishing this up, I wondered if I shouldn't boost the melody somehow with Audacity, but now I can't do that because I saved it into the MP3, which saved it without the separate trac lines to edit with. I should have saved the original Audacity recording.

Adrian: I like what you've done -- a new and enjoyable take on the tune.

Ren-Tin-10: Nice and mellow. This was a good way to start a Saturday Morning.

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Well once again I had to backtrack and restart what I wanted to do. Wanted to do some orchestral stuff but it wasn't working out really. Still haven't learned enough with the orchestra library just yet to get a good sound from it.

Anyway this is midi guitar, and my Obrien maple with some Reyburn thrown into the second verse.

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


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Keith

Nice job as always. The Dixon duet sounded very very very nice but for my ear the Mellow Dog got in the way of something much nicer.

I think that is the first time I have heard a low Dixon. I always imagined the tone to be the same as a Susato but it really is quite different and I prefer it.

What's next, quartet, quintet?


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Nice job as always. The Dixon duet sounded very very very nice but for my ear the Mellow Dog got in the way of something much nicer.

I think that is the first time I have heard a low Dixon. I always imagined the tone to be the same as a Susato but it really is quite different and I prefer it.

What's next, quartet, quintet?
Yep, the Mellow Dog gets in the way. Oh, well, better luck next time. Nope, no quartets for a while. (On the other hand there is a really nice Mozart Quintet for Clarinet that I like and I want to learn to play the melody. I think it would fit a Low G whistle well.)

The Dixon does sound better than the Susato in my opinion, and I also think it's easier to play. It doesn't have the volume of the Reyburn Low D -- much less powerful, especially on the lower end. (By the way, if you'll follow the link to my EZfolk page below, you can hear the Dixon Low D on "Lead Kindly Light".)

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Anyway this is midi guitar, and my Obrien maple with some Reyburn thrown into the second verse.

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

I like what you've done with this. Nice combo in the first verse, and the Reyburn really adds to the second. (When I get a little less busy, I'm going to have to learn how to do all this midi guitar, harp, etc., stuff. I'm quite certain I'll be knocking on your door to learn how.)

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Your midi equipment really does work well. It's all way beyond me so i take my hat off to you. You play your whistles very well but too quiet in my opinion. Perhaps you could magically make them a little louder with all your equipment. Just my non-expert opinion of course.


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