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Bunker Hill


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TennesseeVic

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A song for the 4th of July. "Bunker Hill" is a traditional song dating back to the American war for independence. The lyricist ponders giving his life for his country in battle. Btw, this is an instrumental version.
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Lyrics
Why should vain mortals tremble at the sight of
death and destruction in the field of battle,
where block and carnage, where blood and carnage,
clothe the ground in crimson, sounding with death groans?

Death will invade us by the means appointed,
and we must all bow to the King of terrors;
Nor am I anxious, nor am I anxious,
if I am prepared, what shape he comes in.

Still shall the banner of the King of heaven
never advance wehere I'm afraid to follow;
while that precedes me, while that precedes me
with an open bosom, war, I defy thee.

Life for my country and the cause of freedom
is but a trifle for a worm to part with;
and if preserved, and if preserved
in so great a contest, life is redoubled.
Song Stats
Hits: 7096
Comments: 16
Fans: 1
Plays: 594
Downloads: 195
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Jul 03, 2005 - 07:41:41 AM
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2005 - 11:12:26 AM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 04:08:21 PM
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Hardware:
Mac G5
Software:
Tassman, ES2, GPO, Cheesemachine, MDA piano & epiano; couple drumloops (Arg! Victor is using loops! The world is about the end!)
Comments
said 4428 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
very nice
sounding and great atmosphere. you have done
a nice job with this tune.
well done T.V

cheers
perceptualvortex said 4428 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
Cool
I like the evolving synth sound. Very cool textures and melodies in this!
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_nderscore said 4428 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
satisfying my synth fix
weird that it starts on some funky notes, & the loops
completely caught me off-guard. vic, is that you? heheh. i'm
afraid to ask what cheesemachine does

now you just gotta get someone to sing this..
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TennesseeVic said 4428 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
satisfying my synth fix
The main synth is Tassman. Nice, not?

Cheesemachine emulates a Solina strings. Here I've dragged it through sort of a
trance gate: it's that choppy 16th notes sound.

About those loops, hey it's a holiday weekend. I'm allowed to take it easy, not?
Next time I'll program my drums again.

Thanks for listening!

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Victor -- I review yours, you review mine, 'kay?
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ledebutant said 4428 days ago (July 3rd, 2005)
Space Aliens
I read the description of the song and the lyrics and was all set for traditional instruments and practically fell on the floor when I heard the synth set in. I think this is a great re-imagining of the song and I'm slapping you a high five (fourth) on this one.

Now you just need a vocal to match in tone so that it can become a song for space aliens marching into battle. I need to go and listen to Cello Mello to detox now!
said 4428 days ago (July 4th, 2005)
Space Aliens
I have to agree with ledebutant on this. The instrumentation knocked me for a
loop after having read the description. I enjoyed this very much.

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Tadashi Togawa said 4427 days ago (July 4th, 2005)
It is a very good sound.
Was the fight done by "Bunker Hill"?
It is a very good melody.
It is a very good sound.
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TennesseeVic said 4426 days ago (July 5th, 2005)
It is a very good sound.
Yes, Bunker Hill was a battle in the American revolutionary war. I used melody almost exactly, and most of the chords as I found them in the sheet music.

Glad you enjoyed it.

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Victor -- I review yours, you review mine, 'kay?
Check out my latest song called Allegro from flute sonata 1 in C
Tadashi Togawa said 4424 days ago (July 7th, 2005)
It is a very good sound.
I understood. The name of Bunker Hill is not forgotten. By the way, I
do not understand the meaning,.....'kay?.....Is it meaning?

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TennesseeVic said 4424 days ago (July 7th, 2005)
It is a very good sound.
The " 'kay " is short for "okay". So, I'm saying that people should review each
others tunes. I will now look at your work, as promised.....


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Victor -- I review yours, you review mine, 'kay?
Check out my latest song called Allegro from flute sonata 1 in C
Tadashi Togawa said 4424 days ago (July 7th, 2005)
It is a very good sound.
Thank you for kindly teaching.
And, your opinion was able to be understood.
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Mcboy said 4427 days ago (July 4th, 2005)
spicey
tatsy synth playing here Vic.......the arppegio lines with the
piano melody work well......fine electronica!
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Mr. S said 4427 days ago (July 4th, 2005)
lil bit
lil bit of funk in this. Get down man!
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said 4275 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
......
Absolutely. Beats me why this guy doesn't have a recording contract.
said 4206 days ago (February 10th, 2006)
......
Just dawned on me why you have this comment pasted on a few of your
tracks! You left the exact comment for loopy loop on his track.
TennesseeVic said 4203 days ago (February 14th, 2006)
......
I noticed that. I honestly don't remember leaving that comment.

Oh well.

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Victor -- I review yours, you review mine, 'kay?
Check out my latest song called Allegro from flute sonata 1 in C
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