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Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 01 Apr 2017 12:28

Anything to do with religion.
Hymns, Psalms, Gospel also including Jewish, Islamic, Hindi, Budism etc. Anything with a relious connontation.
such as George Harrison's My Sweeet Lord.
Here is something traditional to kick off the challenge.
O Come All Ye Faithful.
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Re: Something religious

Postby Rev Tony Newnham » 02 Apr 2017 08:22

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Something rather different for this challenge (at least for a first post). My arrangement of 3 verses of the hymn "Loved with Everlasting Love" played on a large Mustel Art Harmonium back in December 2013. I'd had the Harmonium at church for a Christmas concert, and the person who supplied it wasn't able to collect it for a week or so after the event, so I had the pleasure of using it for some of the Christmas services, and recording a few additional tracks after Christmas - this is one of them. An additional challenge - spot the edit! I screwed up one verse and didn't spot it until I was tidying up the recording, so had to remove it!



There's some tracks from the concert on my You Tube page as well.

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Re: Something religious

Postby Rev Tony Newnham » 02 Apr 2017 08:26

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Hope I'll be forgiven 2nd post so soon! Just to prove that I am still playing (and hoping to get back to doing a bit more now, hopefully, my wife's cancer seems to be going into remission, here's a track from a little over a month ago - a rough & ready improvisation on the Welsh hymn tune Hyfrodol, played on a small Compton pipe organ. Enjoy.



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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 02 Apr 2017 10:50

Hi Tony,
The more the merrier, post as many as you like. I always look forward to hearing you play.
You always have an interesting array of instruments to play on.
I enjoyed listening to both of the them. Keep them coming.
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Re: Something religious

Postby Peter S » 03 Apr 2017 17:19

Hi Brian and Tony

I'm afraid I don't do church organ or religious music too much, I have enjoyed your recordings though.

In your original challenge post Brian, i noticed that you mentioned a favourite song of mine 'My Sweet Lord'. So, here is my offering recorded live on my Yamaha AR100 organ.

The AR organ has many fantastic classical, theater, jazz organs within, all of which I love.
This recording however, uses none of these and doesn't really sound 'organy' at all!
That's why I love the AR so much, it's so versatile..and can be a little crazy too ..
Which is nice..

https://app.box.com/s/kehd5b2c02zd2moitj7xqgsuwvhw79z9
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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 03 Apr 2017 19:58

Hi peter,
A very enjoyable arrangement with the drums building up as the tune progresses.
Very nicely played. :D :D
Did you know that George Harrison was sued for (subconsciously) plagiarizing "He's So Fine"
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Re: Something religious

Postby Peter S » 03 Apr 2017 22:25

Hi Brian

Yes, I remember there was a case and George Harrison was successfully sued by the composer of "He's So Fine" the Chifons hit for copyright, claiming it was the same song as theirs.
I've heard that after the case the judge commented "Actually, I like both records"

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Re: Something religious

Postby kens » 04 Apr 2017 09:09

Enjoyed your submissions so far. I just had to submit this lovely piece. It was written by Oscar Peterson the great jazz pianist. Hymn to Freedom regards Ken

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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 04 Apr 2017 13:22

Hi Ken,
A very good choice, it is something out of the ordinary.
Very nicely played. :D :D
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Re: Something religious

Postby Peter S » 04 Apr 2017 14:55

Hi Ken

That is an unusual piece, reminded me of 'Once Upon A Time In The West' by Ennio Morricone.
Well played.
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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 04 Apr 2017 18:13

I bought this book entitled "The American Worship Collection" from a second hand book shop.
I chose this song because it was the first one I came to that was easy to read.
It is called "Before The Throne of God Above" it doesn't give any tempo so I went on my intuition.

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Re: Something religious

Postby Hugh-AR » 04 Apr 2017 22:23

Brian, Tony, Peter, Ken .. and Brian again. Really enjoyed listening to all your pieces. You seem to have covered a variety of sounds: Piano; Church Organ; Electronic Piano; Guitar; Whistle with a bit of 'glide'; and Trumpet. All of these were perfect for the pieces you were playing. What is it they say? .. Variety is the spice of life! Hugh
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Re: Something religious

Postby Hugh-AR » 04 Apr 2017 22:36

Going back to the 'theme' for Brian's first piece (Christmas) here is one from me. What I have done with this one is to split my 'Lower Manual' and play it 'like a keyboard' ie. chords to the left of the split, and melody to the right of the split. But not the 'melody' .. a 'counter melody'. Then, whilst listening to this combination 'playing back' I recorded the tune over the top by playing these notes on the 'Upper'. So effectively I am using three hands. Put all this together and this is what you get:

Away In A Manger

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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 04 Apr 2017 22:45

Hi Hugh,
Very cleverly put together, I found it quite soothing.
I did enjoy it. :D :D
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Re: Something religious

Postby Rev Tony Newnham » 05 Apr 2017 07:50

Hi

Enjoying listening to others submissions here. "My sweet Lord" was fine. "Before the Throne of God Above" is a modern worship song that I know well - words that really say something. I felt that perhaps it could have been taken just a shade faster - but not too much. Nice to hear that I'm not the only one here who uses digital piano/strings sounds. "Hymn to freedom" is a new one on me.

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Re: Something religious

Postby Peter S » 05 Apr 2017 08:08

Hi Hugh

Nice voicing on this, and some lovely descending chords that I like. Well played.
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Re: Something religious

Postby kens » 05 Apr 2017 09:30

Hi!
Good ones still rolling in. Here is one by Andrew Lloyd Webber from his musical. Pi Jesu.
regards Ken

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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 05 Apr 2017 11:25

Hi ken,
It is a lovely piece and beautifully played. :D :D
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Re: Something religious

Postby Hugh-AR » 05 Apr 2017 19:49

Hi Ken,

You get some amazing and unusual sounds out of your organ. Maybe it's the tunes you pick to play, but you seem to have an 'ear' for creating sounds that go so well with what you are playing. Nice to hear a 'bass part' being played on the pedals too.

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Re: Something religious

Postby Hugh-AR » 05 Apr 2017 23:46

Here's another one I love. I have played this on Church Organ .. and then for the second verse have got the Choir to join in.

Let There Be Peace On Earth (and let it begin with me)

https://app.box.com/s/rkcec6om5zn06fny3t9ebnlxlmticz10

Played a bass line on the pedals for this one too.

Brian .. have played this 'by ear' with my own chords. So hopefully you will not spot any 'mistakes'!

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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 06 Apr 2017 12:35

Hi Hugh
An excellent performance and a good choice of chords.
Very nicely played. :D :D
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Re: Something religious

Postby Hugh-AR » 07 Apr 2017 22:57

I'm going back to a Christmas theme for this one. I did this the same way I played Amarillo. First, I recorded the 'piano part' with two hands on the Lower. To 'keep my place' I did a 'Brian', and sang the song out loud as I was going along (I had to play the piano backing right through from beginning to end). Then 'played the piano part back', and as I listened to it I recorded the melody on the Upper. So was in effect 'playing with three hands'. Something I can do on the AR.

The Carol was played like this for one of the Christmas Carol Services at the school where I taught. What got me hooked was the way the pianist played the rhythm. 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2 ; 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2 . No music in front of me, so no idea what the time signature would have been on the music if I'd had any. Brian? It's obviously a 'Calypso' .. 'Calypso Carol', but is this a 'normal' Calypso beat? Brian?

The 'tropical pictures' in this clip are ones I took of the Isles of Scilly during one of our holidays there. One of the 'voices' I have on the AR is Sea Shore, so I have used this in the ending to complete the 'tropical atmosphere' of the piece.

Calypso Carol



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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 08 Apr 2017 11:19

Hugh,
That was an excellent performance from start to finish. Extremely well put together and played.
I would say it is 4/4 with a nice bit of sycopation in the accompaniment.
A nice Calipso but I don't know if it is a conventional type rhythm or not but it fits beautifully.
Now, Where is my snorkel ? :wink:
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Re: Something religious

Postby kens » 09 Apr 2017 21:22

Hi! again. Thanks for your comments and submissions. Much appreciated.


Here is my version of Nearer My God to Thee reputed to have been played by the Titanic orchestra as the boat sank. Made famous by the film.
I made several attempts at it to get a feel of the pathos of that dreadful time. Much use of the expression pedal and timing. regards Ken

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Re: Something religious

Postby Hugh-AR » 09 Apr 2017 23:21

Ken. Thanks for that. Very moving. Hugh
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Re: Something religious

Postby Hugh-AR » 03 May 2017 23:21

As far as Hymns are concerned, I always know a particular hymn by the words together with the tune that goes with it. But I now know that hymns can have other composers associated with them. I suppose the tunes I know are the ones that were sung when I was at school (and that was a long time ago!). So for this next one I shall give both the title of the hymn and the composer of the music that goes with it.

The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended .. Music: St Clement .. Rev. Clement Cotteril Scholefield (1839–1904)

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Wikipedia says that Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan), who was a friend of Scholefield, was almost certain to have had a hand in composing this music. It says that 'Sullivan almost certainly had a larger hand in St Clement than has been or can ever definitely be, credited to him.' The starting-point for coming to this conclusion was the fact that this tune stands head and shoulders above the quality of Scholefield's other work. None of the 41 other hymn-tunes penned by this self-taught musician show anything like the craftsmanship, originality or melodic sweep of St Clement.

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Re: Something religious

Postby kens » 04 May 2017 11:02

Good one Hugh. I can see where you are coming from. Very well constructed. It amazes me how some music perfectly reflect the words. Certainly did on this oldie. I also remember it from sunday school.

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Re: Something religious

Postby papadeedee » 04 May 2017 11:21

Hi Hugh,
I enjoyed listening and your info interesting. :D :D
I know the AR will have some great church organ sounds. If you have time,
maybe you could post something as I would enjoy hearing it.
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