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Baby Roosters on Parade


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Cameron

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This composition started out as a duet for sopranino recorders, in March 2004. Sopranino recorders are smaller than their soprano cousins, and have a sound very similar to the fife or piccolo.

After playing this piece over the next few months, I came up with the title "Baby Roosters on Parade" because the sopranino recorders sounded so much like little chickens. I kept hearing a larger orchestral accompaniment to back up these little instruments, so I added parts for strings, tuba and percussion.

This enlarged piece has given me an idea for a series of compositions for orchestra, performed by amateur or youth orchestras especially for young audiences. Each piece will feature various instruments in the orchestra, and portray various animals. The children in the audience will be asked which animal they think each piece represents.

My good friend Mary Ann agreed to record a "live" tuba part, so we got together when she visited me in Bisbee in May and laid down a track.

She is a very fine musician on many instruments; violin being her main axe. Years later, she took up the French horn, and later on the TUBA! (Imagine a petite woman playing the heck out of a huge brass instrument almost as big as she is!)

In June, I printed out the parts for the strings and percussion, and played them on my m-audio keystation 49e into GarageBand.

James and I recorded the sopranino recorder parts on separate tracks a couple of days ago, and since then I have spent time editing, balancing and mixing all the tracks.

I'm sure the listener will hear occasional "timing issues" and slightly out-of-control notes on the live instruments. (We did that on purpose!) I had originally considered trying to make this performance "perfect", but ultimately decided to leave it as it is, for "atmospheric" purposes.

As you can see, both extreme ends of the instrumental spectrum are the "stars" of this composition.

Imagine yourself at a kiddie concert, sitting in the audience with all these kids ooohing and ahhhing about all those strange orchestral instruments, and wondering how this tiny woman coming onstage can possibly play -- let alone HOLD -- a huge tuba!

Thank you for listening.
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Comments
Einarus said 4384 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Look at the little chicks!
Very fitting title.
I enjoyed this very much - very playful and fun.
Nice contrast between the recorders and the tuba, yet
blends together perfectly.
Thanks for sharing!
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Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Look at the little chicks!
And thank YOU for listening and for commenting here!
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said 4384 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Tuba!
Woman on tuba...what a sight to imagine. We had a big
guy tuba player for our old college band (when we'd do
sets of old time polka music in between sets of 50s/60s
rock n roll). The tuba provides a vital undercarriage to this
sort of music. With the sopranino recorders, you provide
an awesome auricular range here. The recorders are just a
tad out of time but that makes the piece sound live and
approachable by young students. Good luck in your
didactic efforts.
Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Tuba!
Thanks for lending your sharp ears to this piece, Richard! I also appreciate
your good wishes regarding the eventual performance of this piece (along
with some others with animal themes).
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drakonis said 4384 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Britten-alia
Funny, just yesterday I was listening to Britten's
wonderful "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra", and
was thinking how nicely he showcased each set of
instruments... and wishing it was played more often to get
kids excited about symphonic music, and wishing there
were more pieces like that... and then this shows up! How
serendipitous! Wonderful performance, great composition
& choice of instrumentation, and very well mixed/
mastered! Liked the pause in the middle, and the last
tuba-note. I am very impressed, Cameron! This is
exuberant, mirthful, and upbeat! Love it! 9s across for
originality and superb recording, and for writing
something to get kids interested in orchestral music, a
guy after my own heart!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Britten-alia
Drakonis, I truly appreciate the comparison with Britten! I, too, have always
enjoyed listening (and performing) his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra,
and I am glad that my little piece made a favorable impression.
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wittybrit said 4384 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Playful and fun
What a playful and fun piece this is! Perfect for children (I'll try it on my own in a little while). Thanks, Cameron!
Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Playful and fun
Thanks for your comments! Please let me know how your children liked it, if
you would. I'm very curious....it will help me in my quest to write symphonic
music for the younger set.
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SlimGirlFat said 4384 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
What
a cool tyrack, I can envisage all the chickens together..LOL.
a wonderful fun composition and fabulous playing..
Slimmie
Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
What
Thanks so much for "dropping by" the kiddie concert, Slimmie! Your
comments are always appreciated.
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ledebutant said 4384 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
So much fun!
I love this Cameron. I understand your friend's desire to
take up the tuba. When it came time to choose a band
instrument I chose the trombone only because I was too
small to handle a tuba. Strangely, I also play the recorder
and sopranino.

This piece is full of such fun, both the tuba and the
sopranino are such happy instruments. A talented
musician can make them sound sad, sure, but the
instruments themselves will never mean it. The cymbals
are also a fabulous part of this (note to self: get some
really big cymbals).

I'm very excited to hear the next installments and I plan to
try this out on my four year old tomorrow morning. I'll let
you know what sort of animal she guesses.
Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
So much fun!
Lisa, thanks for listening and commenting. I had no idea that you play the
trombone and recorders! (Do you, still? Put 'em on your next song!)

As with the other commenters here with kids, I would like to know how your
four-year-old liked this, and what sort of animal she thought this piece was
about.
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ledebutant said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
So much fun!
Today we played, "coloring to music," and I put on your song to see what she
would draw. She drew a big fluffy puff with eyes. When I asked her what she
had drawn, she told me "A big puffy screech bird".

Sounds like a rooster to me. :)
Macaudion said 4384 days ago (August 17th, 2005)
Do ya have to be a kid
I mean, I thoughroly enjoyed this as an adult. Could be
that I'm being allowed to be and feel like the kid that I am
these recent days. : >)

I listened four times because for one, I truly enjoyed this
piece and it was quite resonant w/ my heart, but also, I'm
trying to learn more about instrumentation and
arrangements for orchestral parts. As I listen, I find myself
simply amazed at the level of artistry on all accounts;
playing, writing, arrangement and production. It comes off
as a simple little piece, but obviously it's not given the
effort that I can tell went into this. I thought that it was
perfect! and, given that I wasn't able to hear or feel a
sense of anything being out of time, it may be quite a few
years before you would allow me the priviledge of playing
in your band. I am constantly on the lookout for ways to
induce the warm feel that the human quality brings to a
scene... Excellent job here Cameron!

BRAVO!

It nice see hear that you're back.


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Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Do ya have to be a kid
Cydniko, I always look forward to your thoughtful, interesting comments on
my compositions. You inevitably express something new and different for me
to think about.

I am glad this touched you as an adult -- after all, we are just bigger versions
of children, but all-too often we "grown-ups" lose that special sense of fun
and play. I want to recapture this childlike quality in at least some of my
compositions.

Thanks again for your kind words.
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Mystified said 4384 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Cheep Thrill ....or is it Trill ?!
(Yes.. as in "cheep-cheep!")

Cameron, this is delightful! I love the movement and
frivolity and humor in this composition :) Perfect for kids
and adults alike, I don't think Saint-Saens had any more
fun with his Carnival of the Animals than you're having
here!
I'll have to play this for my nieces and nephews, and I'm
definitely looking forward to the next one in the series!
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Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Cheep Thrill ....or is it Trill ?!
Mystified, you never fail to express yourself with wit and imagination! You use
just the right words. I always enjoy your comments for this reason.

I am honored that you mention Saint Saens, one of my favorite composers.
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caroline said 4384 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
aw! chicken-licken!!
words! music! action! cameron! ohhhh! ahhh! shiny things! boom! bash! oom-papa! marching! dancing! high stuff! low stuff! fabulous! fluffy feathers! in the words of muhammad ali - "A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing." but - as they say in russia - "rooster today, feather duster tomorrow" one flock - x
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Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
aw! chicken-licken!!
Caroline, your comments are positively EBULLIENT!!

Synonyms for "ebullient" are: agitated, bouncy, brash, buoyant, chipper,
chirpy, effervescent, effusive, elated, excited, exhilarated, exuberant, frothy,
gushing, high-spirited, irrepressible, vivacious, zestful, and zippy!

This pretty much sums up the feelings I got from your great comments.
Thanks!
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ziti said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
this is so neeet
what a riot...how could you play and not dissolve into
giggles! Awesome chops hidden behind the guise of
kiddie music....

i really enjoyed the heck out of this cameron!!

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Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
this is so neeet
Thanks, ziti! James and I *WERE* laughing in spots -- couldn't you tell?

(But we'll say that those were just chirps in the sopraninos to add
"authenticity".)

;-)
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perceptualvortex said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
It's a miniature parade
With all the little animals lined up and wearing marching and uniforms. It's a Richard Scarry illustration come to life. Sounds great, lots o' fun!
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Cameron said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
It's a miniature parade
That's a great "visual" you just wrote -- thanks, perceptualvortex!!
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Cori Ander said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Good mood
This one put me in a really good mood! I don't know if any
instrumental I've ever heard before has given me such a
happy laughter as this one, (would love to see the movie!).

Happy you left the idea of making it "perfect". This way it is
perfect!
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Cameron said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Good mood
I'm glad this put you in a good mood. Then I have achieved my objective with
the piece! Thanks so much for your comments.
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thetiler said 4383 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Like this
Terrific march type tune, with childeren in mind it seems.

Very pleasant to listen to. Thanks for posting and being back
to Macjams!
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Cameron said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Like this
Thanks, Bill! Actually, when I first composed the piece, I wasn't thinking
"children" or even an orchestra. It evolved over time, after playing it
repeatedly....those recorders sounded more and more like little roosters to
me. Then I decided to add orchestral accompaniment and.....here we are!
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aclarke said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Great fun
I took my family to see the New Hampshire Philharmonic
Orchestra last winter and was amazed to hear them provided
the backdrop music while children's author Tomi DePaulo
recited his stories Strega Nona and Big Anthony and the
Magic Ring. (I will add we were slightly disappointed there
really was no one named Phil playing harmonica, though :) )

To make a short story long, I thought of this immediately as I
heard your playful and fun song... what a great backdrop to a
story this would make.
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Cameron said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Great fun
Thanks very much for your comments, aclarke...I appreciate hearing about
your experience at the children's concert, and am glad that this piece reminds
you of what you heard at the New Hampshire Philharmonic.
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Ed Hannifin said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
TUBA!!
Cameron, this is just cool.

As you yourself note, you're working both ends of the
sonic spectrum, but it WORKS!

Wait 'til my son hears THIS! Hooo boy!

The tune itself is great, and the arrangement is simple and
wonderful. I really like it.


Ed
Cameron said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
TUBA!!
Ed, I'm glad that you enjoyed this, and I hope that your son does, too. (Let me
know!)

Mary Ann will be glad to know that you liked the tuba.
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Komrade K said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Grinning
Good fun track - loved the tuba - great to hear stuff like this
on MJ
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Cameron said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Grinning
Thanks for stopping by, Komrade K, to listen and comment! I'm glad that you
think there's a place for this kind of music here on MJ. That's what I love
about this site -- such a great variety of music submitted.
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TobinMueller said 4382 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Old world joy on parade
Very fun. Love the old world parade feel. It captures a
wonderful sense of warmth, small town joy, and tradition. A
bit of Oktoberfest in August. Well recorded and mixed, too.
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Cameron said 4381 days ago (August 20th, 2005)
Old world joy on parade
Tobin, thank you for lending your sharp ears and writing your always
succinct comments to this piece!

As this composition evolved, that small-town parade feel did come through
very strongly -- I'm glad you caught that.

A little Oktoberfest right now sounds pretty good! I'll "hoist one" to you (after
tonight's show, that is.)
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gregd said 4380 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Yes!
The steady tuba keeps anybody interested (especially kids
because the oom-pah is so fun to hear), but music theory
dorks (like me) can analyze the heck out of the interplay
between those recorder parts. I like it quite a bit.
Bravo!

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Cameron said 4380 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Yes!
Hey, it's great that you liked this piece. Thanks for your comments.

The tuba does the "OOOM" while the strings do the "PAHH". Often times in
marches, the French horns are stuck with the "PAHH" (offbeats), so I decided
to stick the strings with it this time instead!
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HGB said 4380 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Sounds good
Love the title, fits very nicely-HGB
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Cameron said 4380 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Sounds good
THANKS! The title came to me after "chirping" on this recorder duet for
awhile.
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girlstar8000 said 4379 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
Sounds good
super
ledebutant said 4379 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
Came back...
...to say that we're still digging the baby roosters in this
household. Riley has probably listened to it 100 times.


Cameron said 4379 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
Came back...
Thanks, Lisa, for stopping by here yet AGAIN! -- to tell me that Riley has
listened to this piece so many times (I'd love to see the picture she drew of
the "Screech Bird" -- maybe I could change my song art to THAT!)

I truly appreciate the follow-up feedback you've written on this over the past
several days. It's very helpful information (and good encouragement) to write
a series of orchestral pieces especially for children -- and for the young at
heart.

Thank you!
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Magritte said 4379 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
"Sopranino"...
That is a new one to me. I love the sound! And I love the accidental-on-purpose little chirps. This is totally charming. The live tuba adds so much...and reminds me of the best string bass player I ever knew, who was also a tiny woman.
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Cameron said 4379 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
"Sopranino"...
Thank you, Magritte, for your nice comments -- especially about the tuba
part! I will forward these comments to Mary Ann, who will be very happy to
read them.

I appreciate you stopping by to listen here.
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Tom Atwood said 4377 days ago (August 24th, 2005)
Delightful
This is the perfect piece for a children's concert. Lively.
Interesting. Great mix of real & synthetic instruments. Fun
piece.

9-9-9-9

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Cameron said 4371 days ago (August 30th, 2005)
Delightful
Thanks, Tom, for your vote of confidence that this would be a good piece on
a children's concert. That's exactly what I'm going for!

I appreciate your listening and your feedback.

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kking said 4377 days ago (August 24th, 2005)
Umpah isn't bad
Given all the loop artists who take hip hop and make it
redundant, yours is a nice change of pace and I like it
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Cameron said 4371 days ago (August 30th, 2005)
Umpah isn't bad
Wow! Thanks for the compliment -- rap and hip-hop is fine, but so is
"classical" music. I'm very glad you enjoyed this.
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mulletsrock said 4375 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Delicious and...
Delightful.
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Cameron said 4371 days ago (August 30th, 2005)
Delicious and...
Two very nice words -- thanks, mulletsrock!
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Joanna said 4374 days ago (August 28th, 2005)
Fun!
When you finish your animal symphony, maybe you'll let
me write a story poem, like "Peter and the Wolf", to give
the kids yet more to think about. That was my favorite as
a child -- I listened to it over and over and over again.

This was a wonderful piece, Cameron. Kudos to you,
James, and Mary Ann (my brother played the tuba for
years, including some time in a polka band).
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Cameron said 4371 days ago (August 30th, 2005)
Fun!
Joanna, in the future I would be truly honored to have you write a "story
poem" of some sort for children that I can put music to -- this is an offer I
cannot resist!

I enjoy your writing and your vocal "delivery" on your songs very much....so
this idea of yours is a definite WINNER as far as I'm concerned. It will be a very
interesting and wonderful musical journey for both us, whenever it comes to
pass.

Thanks again for listening and commenting!
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said 4370 days ago (August 31st, 2005)
I've been waiting...
...for a song like this from you. The man who plays and
plays, yet seems to have little time to create the very type
of music you were born to write. Short and sweet, I can
see you scoring this to the note, conducting the
musicians, and packing up your equipment so effortlessly
after completion with the satisfaction of knowing you've
done it well.

Dynamically, it grabs me and takes me through a stroll
down a short walk that has more interest than a long
drive. I am there hearing and feeling every note. The
visuals keep embracing my senses with each different
listen. That "break" gets me every time, only to
compliment the duration with a sudden splended ending.

The reality of the instruments adds such depth I wish I
could achieve in a fraction of the time. It would have taken
me forever to get a miniscule part of this complete. The
"spontanuity", as I call it is something you have that flows
like water from a faucet, unlike mine whichis added drop
by drop.

Please complete your masterpeice that awaits you. I'm
anxiously awaiting it.
Cameron said 4359 days ago (September 11th, 2005)
I've been waiting...
Alimar, thanks so much for your very thoughtful comments!

I've always wanted to be a composer....but as you mentioned, my musical
career has centered around performance, so I do not yet have the time to
devote the time and energy to my compositions that I would like.

BUT! That day is coming! After this Phantom tour, I see a whole new world on
the horizon; one in which I will compose all day. Then, I can hopefully use my
orchestral performer connections to get my pieces PERFORMED.

Thank you for reminding me what my true musical love is (in addition to
performing) -- it inspires me to keep my dreams alive.
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MowMeDown said 4360 days ago (September 10th, 2005)
Happy
Music for the young at heart. Too bad those rooster got to
grow up. This is fine entertaining and unexpected. Enjoyed
down to the pin feathers.
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Cameron said 4359 days ago (September 11th, 2005)
Happy
Thanks for stopping by for a listen and for your "pinfeathers" comment! (That
made me laugh.)

YOUR music is the best. Talk about "happy"!
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zylosdeeb said 4358 days ago (September 12th, 2005)
haha.
cute y'know.. reminds me of mozart and robin hood all at
the same time. haha. whatever that means. great
children's classic.
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Cameron said 4356 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
haha.
zylosdeeb, thanks for listening and for your comment.

Any comment connected with the great Mozart is appreciated! (He's one of
my favorite composers.) If I had even a TINY fraction of his talent, I would be
blessed. I am nowhere near that kind of virtuosity, but I do have a lot of fun
playing and creating music.

Thanks again.
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amdsk8r said 4357 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
cool
good song good song!
Cameron said 4356 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
cool
thank you thank you! ;-)
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protart said 4351 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
NICE!! now...i'm glader!!!!
I liked!!!!! humoristic, vivid, light!
I think that Franz Schubert himself (surely you know that he composed several marches, oftern to be played by piano solo or two pianists), seated in front of a nice weissen bier, would have appreciated and quietly smiled hearing your nice march! I lile the music and also the nice smart spirit you used to compose it! today...you have much contributed to my good humor!!!!


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jompybean said 4351 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
duder
That is sweet. You made that using gb2 and a tuba track?
It's very humorous and totally universal.
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EdensEve said 4350 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
So cute
This is so cute. What a wonderful treat, remembering this
kind of music. Thanks.
iG.STUDiO said 4337 days ago (October 3rd, 2005)
Way Cute
Great job :)
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jmt said 4302 days ago (November 7th, 2005)
a bunch
That was fun! I had visions of Danny Kaye and a bunch of animated chicks... This is smile music, and that's good!
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jeancharles said 4283 days ago (November 26th, 2005)
Thanks!
I'm not sure if it was because of the Thanksgiving Holiday a few days ago,
but all I kept thinking was "baby turkeys on parade".

Joking aside, Cameron, the title for your composition couldn't be better
-- I enjoyed it and thought it was very cheerful and imaginative. Thanks
for this song.
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composerclark said 4135 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
Lots of fun
This is very enjoyable, and I particularly liked the live recorder and tuba
playing. It would be great to hear all parts done live, but just having the
soloists and tuba live add tremendously to the performance. It's playful
and charming, and I think would be a blast to hear with a lot of children in
the audience. It'd be fun for both the kids and the adults. As for the
style, it has a 19th-c. Bavarian feel, but it also, for some reason, feels like
some of the playful stuff in the Magic Flute. Thanks for this!
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John Stebbe said 3496 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Snappy!
This is great track! Love the tuba/recorder contrast. I happen to be teaching recorders right now to my 4th-graders. I may play this track for them, if you don't mind.

The melody (and harmony part) is fun and energetic, something like a Gilbert and Sullivan song.
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Cameron said 3474 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
John!
I've visited this song page a bit late...thanks for listening and commenting here!

You certainly have my permission to play this piece for your class, if you haven't done so already. I'm honored!
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said 3476 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Baby Roosters on Parade
LOL...this is great! Blatty, and silly at the same time. Liked the sopranino recorders blended with the tuba. An off kilter march.
Cameron said 3474 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
soulima!
Every adjective you used in your comments was PERFECT. They really described what I intended for this piece.

Thank you!
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Monkaton said 3396 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
A March in May
Nice piece of music, good arrangement and the instruments are a good counterpoint to one another.





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Keith O. Edwards said 3163 days ago (December 20th, 2008)
Baby Coincidence
Under one of my tunes you asked me for tips on how I achieved my sound, but (1.) your E-mail is disabled, and (2.) it sounds like yer waaay ahead of me, anyway. It may interest you to know that in 2007 I wrote a march titled Royal Piglets On Parade. (Not posted here.) I attest that I did not copy your title, but was imitating the Italian-American minstrel composer E.V.Cupero (1878?-1939) who wrote the celebrated circus march, "Honey Boys on Parade."

You are obviously adding to this fine tradition by this tune.
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VicDiesel said 2722 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
delightful
the contrast between the tuba and the sopraninos is of course not the least part of the fun. Great orchestration in general.
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