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Mystified: When the invitation was given to create a submission using poetry by Edgar Allen Poe, I immediately knew I had to give "The Bells" a setting.
This was a poem read often by my father when I was a mere kidlet (along with the poem "Annabel Lee") and I'm certain that many of the vocal inflections you'll hear in this are exactly what I heard when the poem was being read to me....

A huge 'thank you!' to Tom Atwood. I didn't realize what an undertaking it would be to make this composition happen, but when he took Part IV of this poem and composed a setting to my reading, it was pure magic--and insanity. I can't imagine a more perfect setting to that segment, and the additions to Part III are brilliant as well. (Thank you! :)

Tom Atwood: (quoted) "My head is still ringing."



Mystified: Vocals, Instrumentals-- Parts I, II, (bells on III)
Tom Atwood: Instrumentals--Parts III and IV, (and humor throughout the process)
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Edgar Allen Poe: The Bells
Date: c1845

I

Hear the sledges with the bells -
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.


II

Hear the mellow wedding bells -
Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight! -
From the molten - golden notes,
And all in tune,
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle - dove that listens, while she gloats
On the moon!
Oh, from out the sounding cells,
What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!
How it swells!
How it dwells
On the Future! - how it tells
Of the rapture that impels
To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!


III

Hear the loud alarum bells -
Brazen bells!
What a tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells!
In the startled ear of night
How they scream out their affright!
Too much horrified to speak,
They can only shriek, shriek,
Out of tune,
In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire,
In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire,
Leaping higher, higher, higher,
With a desperate desire,
And a resolute endeavor
Now - now to sit, or never,
By the side of the pale - faced moon.
Oh, the bells, bells, bells!
What a tale their terror tells
Of Despair!
How they clang, and clash and roar!
What a horror they outpour
On the bosom of the palpitating air!
Yet the ear, it fully knows,
By the twanging,
And the clanging,
How the danger ebbs and flows;
Yet the ear distinctly tells,
In the jangling,
And the wrangling,
How the danger sinks and swells,
By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells -
Of the bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
In the clamor and the clanging of the bells!


IV

Hear the tolling of the bells -
Iron bells!
What a world of solemn thought their monody compels!
In the silence of the night,
How we shiver with affright
At the melancholy menace of their tone!
For every sound that floats
From the rust within their throats
Is a groan.
And the people - ah, the people -
They that dwell up in the steeple,
All alone,
And who, tolling, tolling, tolling,
In that muffled monotone,
Feel a glory in so rolling
On the human heart a stone -
They are neither man nor woman -
They are neither brute nor human -
They are Ghouls: -
And their king it is who tolls: -
And he rolls, rolls, rolls,
Rolls
A paean from the bells!
And his merry bosom swells
With the paean of the bells!
And he dances, and he yells;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the paean of the bells: -
Of the bells:
Keeping time, time, time
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the throbbing of the bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells: -
To the sobbing of the bells: -
Keeping time, time, time,
As he knells, knells, knells,
In a happy Runic rhyme,
To the rolling of the bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells -
To the tolling of the bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells, -
To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
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Comments
cjhoose said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Not even gonna try...
to say anything intelligent here.

Awesome.
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Cori Ander said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
WOW
I'm on cjhoose's line! (10101010)
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Mystified said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
WOW
Thanks, cj and Curry--
I'm glad you enjoyed the interpretation and took the time to leave comments!
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Tom Atwood said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Okay, I'll be brave and try
to say something intelligent. It's odd to me how Internet relationships
sometimes allow you to think you know somebody so well, and then
you realize you have never heard that person say a word, you have
never really spoken. I have heard Mystified sing. I heard her wish SGF a
Happy Birthday "SlimGirlThat." But I had never really heard her speak
until listening to Bells (over and over and over and over) putting this
together (bells bells bells bells bells). So far, this is not very intelligent.
Anyway, Cat, you have an incredible voice, or voices, and use it to great
effect and delight in this beautiful poem. It was fun to hear you 'speak.'
And it was fun to collaborate with you on this piece.
All I have to say is, "Hell's Bells!"

And if I was voting, which I may later when no one is looking, I would
give you high marks for this.
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Mystified said 4285 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Hell's bells...
Well, Tom...besides 'hell's bells!' ...what to say? I'm so very glad you offered to
help out on this piece!
The shades and colors you brought to the musical backdrop of Part IV are
genius--and then you came back for more madness (bells, bells, bells, bells,
bells, bells, bells!) to save Part III from the mundane :)
It's an honor to collaborate with you. And this piece was a whole lot of fun, too!
(Thanks, again!)
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Rebsie said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Wooh, an epic!
Great idea, having such a different style for each section and yet
keeping them cohesive enough that they all sound like they belong
together. Excellent contribution to the Poe-fest. Very well done, both
of you!
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Mystified said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Wooh, an epic!
Thanks, Rebsie :)

This has been a lot of fun, hasn't it! Kudos to cjorgensen for the invitation--and to all the Poe submissions so far!

We'll have to do something like this again!

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Reinholt56 said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Wow
Awesome.

Gothic.

Tremendous.

Brilliant.

There were just enough bells in the piece to make it perfect.

If I had a hat on I would take it off to you.

R.

PS - Wow
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Mystified said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Wow
Thank you very much, Reinholt, for those kind words!
I'm glad you enjoyed this cacophony!
It was a lot of fun to do.
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cjorgensen said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Wow
Never realized this poem was so long. It's been way too long since I've
listened/read this one.

This is an amazing job. It's funny to me how each person interprets
each piece in a different way! I know had I done this it would have a
much darker tone.

You have such a celebration of the words! Poe would have been proud.

Thanks for doing this!
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Mystified said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Wow
Thanks for that, cj.

I've always interpreted "The Bells" as a descent into madness/insanity, which is why I chose to present the poem in this way--to different segments of music.
From the joyful thrill of a sleigh ride (courtship?) to the stately peal of wedding bells, to the fear and terror of alarm bells and the accompanying tragedy, to the finality of the 'iron bells'--which take on the guise and personalities of ghouls--who delight in the torment and loss (and finally, the madness) of those left behind to hear their tollings....

Poe-etic, indeed!
Thanks again for your comments, and for listening.


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Drew Kopr said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Very Cool and Creative
I really dig the part at the end with the groove and the music. Excellent!
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Mystified said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Very Cool and Creative
That cool 'groove' is thanks to Tom Atwood's musical genius, there. The added
element of the dance beat and 'happy' piano just makes it insane, doesn't it?
I'm with you on that! Cool, indeed.
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Einarus said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
oh, wow...
The third chapter gives me the chills... really...
Absolutely amazing performance and musicianship.
Wonderfully eerie.
Fantastic!
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Mystified said 4285 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
oh, wow...
Thanks, Ein :)
Part III was a lot of fun to create, as it sort of developed along the way--and in
fact was the last part to be finished. It was a true collaborative effort as we
discussed different ideas to create the 'alarm,' fear, and terror necessary while
not drowning out the reading, itself. It was Tom who added the wonderful,
ominious orchestrations that gives it the chilling effect it has.
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ronnielong said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Damn...
Holy crap...

The only thing I didn't like...was that piano loop in the very last part
(part IV)...But, Only because my little sister used it in a song she made
on GarageBand a few months back...thats the problem with those
damn loops... ;)

Other than that.....Sorry, Like the rest of the crowd, I can't think of
anything smart to say ....

FanDAMTASTIC!!!!!

Y'all rule.. (was that smart??...Prolly not...I'm gunna stop now..)

-Cheers-


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Mystified said 4285 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Damn...
Hahahahhaah

In fact, ronnie....we contacted your little sister just so we could find out what
loops she had been using in making songs lately so we could choose that one
that would drive you crazy listening to it again..and again..and again...

(ok. so we really didn't ;)
Thanks for the comments, ronnie.
You make me laugh :D
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SlimGirlFat said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Woooooo
Excellent from start to finish.
Very Inspiring indeed.
Slimmie
Mystified said 4283 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Woooooo
Thanks, Slimmie!
Glad you liked this one! :)
Insanity's never been so much fun :P
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Peter Greenstone said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Hell's Bells, Yeah!
Absolutely fantastic, you guys. Great delivery, Mysti. This is a pretty long
poem to get down so well. Tom, the music is brilliant, changing in
character perfectly to suit the sections. This is a grand production that
tells this poem so very well. Bravo!

To the person who gave this a 4, you sir/madam are an ass.
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Peter Greenstone said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Hell's Bells, Yeah!
I'm happy to see that crap vote was removed.
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Mystified said 4283 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Hell's Bells, Yeah!
Thanks, Peter.
I appreciate your comments on this piece. And again, I am so glad that Tom joined in on the project!
I've been very impressed with all of the Poe submissions--we should do this again sometime!

Thanks again for your support.

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chakeres said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Well done
Well done Mysti, nicely produced and mixed. Poe never sounded better
to me.-JAC
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Mystified said 4283 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Well done
Thank you, chakeres!
Appreciate your taking time to leave a comment :)

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darin803 said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Captivating in the least
Pretty cool. I have to say that my immediate impression was that I was in
for a somewhat cheesy experience;however, I found myself attached after
the first Roman Numeral? Between vocals and music there was quite a
mood to it. Nice job.
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Mystified said 4283 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Captivating in the least
Thank you darin,
Yes...that first Part was meant to be brisk--delightful and as ideal as a Currier & Ives postcard of a sleigh ride in winter--and a bit overjoyous?--because I wanted to have total contrast with the final Part IV...of haunting madness.

From 'world of merriment their melody foretells' to 'world of solemn thought their monody compels.'

Thanks, again, for listening.
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Macaudion said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
No surprises, 'hear'...
Mysti, you sound as delightful as I think you are, not at all suprise. This
tune as well, it is delisciously so...

Tom, you seem to be able to do no wrong... I really enjoyed this and as
always this was simply, beautiful. And again, this is what I have come
to associate with your music.

The two of you, together you have created a fine treat to my ears.

Congradulations on having produced, such a wonderful and quite
pleasing work of art.

Dion
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Mystified said 4282 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
No surprises, 'hear'...
Cyd,
Your comments are always such a pleasure to read. You always share how the songs affected you, and mention the positive and sometimes even the puzzling things about them. But, always, you are kind and let people know you have appreciated them posting here.

So thank you, Cyd! I'm glad you enjoyed this one :)


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aclarke said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Well....
I won't try to say anything intelligent (not my strong suit). You took the
challenge and you did a wonderful job with it. Nice work!
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Mystified said 4282 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Well....
...pffft!

(Now THAT was intelligent ;)

And what you said was just fine, AC. Thanks so much for listening and commenting!

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rik said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Ahem...
I...
I am overwhelmed and...amused!
While I carve my way out of some score of mine...hardly working on
difficult passages of no importance at all...you both fly in stormy skies
and remain safe, my friends, for a madman on the stage is a sage in life.

Thank you.
Kind of you to illustrate me your pathway.
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Mystified said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Ahem...
rik---
Thanks so much for your comments. When I decipher the meaning of them (I think I've been called mad and sage at the same time? And I think maybe you're right ;) I'll better know what to say when I make that first appointment with the therapist....mwhahahaha!

I do think that I've had enough with bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells for awhile now....!
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JOAN said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
as my grandmother used to say
leave em sucking eggs.
i'm agog
wow
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Mystified said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
as my grandmother used to say
JOAN....

Your grandmother sounds like a very wise woman! (?)
Hehehee....thanks for dropping by for a listen and for your comments :)
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Komrade K said 4286 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
What a load of bells!
Brilliant - a resounding success! Possibly not one of Poe's best poems
and the performance is justly tongue in cheek (at least it seems that way
to me). But the delivery and setting of each verse is excellent - reminded
me a little of Walton's Facade. Loved the disco bit at the end - inspired.

KK
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4285 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
What a load of bells!
>reminded me a little of Walton's Facade

Goodnight, JohnBoy! Goodnight, Marybeth! Goodnight, Peggysue! Ah,
loved that show…

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Komrade K said 4284 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
What a load of bells!
Remind me EG, was there ever a Michael Walton?
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Mystified said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
What a load of bells!
The Walton's...John Boy...disco?
All I can say is ...listen to the bells ;)

And then, thanks for listening, and for your comments. When you get the Walton's all sorted out, let me know...
Again, thanks for your comments!

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said 4285 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Absolutely fantastic
Awesome combination of talents. thanks to you both for sharing this.
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Mystified said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Absolutely fantastic
Thank you, themasses,
I am, again, so very grateful that Tom Atwood offered to add to the insanity on this.
A very fun collaboration, for sure!

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Tadashi Togawa said 4285 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Tone of superior bells
The Bells rings.
It is glad,
angry,
pleasure,
and happy.

You became bells.
You are poet's spokesmen in 1800's.
Poetry was given to us modern.

The Bells rings.
It is glad,
angry,
pleasure,
and happy.
It is person's life.

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Mystified said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Tone of superior bells
Tadashi,

Thank you
For poetry all your own.
It rings with gladness

And we, too, are glad
That you find
Joy
Anger
Pleasure

In listening to
The Bells.
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snowdragon said 4285 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Generally speaking
This isn't my kinda thing.

But I stayed with it all the way through. Mysti, the pacing of the final
stanza, complete with the breathless delivery that accelerated the
growing sense of anxiety and urgency, was a marvellous performance,
equal to some of Milton Acorn's finest.

Pretty cool guys.
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Mystified said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Generally speaking
Yes....
I imagine the shrieking of the bells must be pretty shrill to a poor dragon's ears ;)

But, seriously, Snowy...thank you very much for your kind comments here. This is the first time I've attempted anything like this, but I may just do more, I had so much fun doing it.
Thanks for sticking with this and listening to the end, and for letting me know how much you enjoyed 'The Bells.'
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K.I.S.KISMET said 4285 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Superb!
This is likely one of my favorite Poe works. In fact, I use when teaching
symbolism and the elements of poetry. I would like to use this in my class
if you don't mind. (it will help students when they become uncomfortable
having to repeat bells, bells, bells...) Mysti you have done a fabulous job
reading. You and Atwood have done a brilliantly artful job with this
interpretation. Congratulations.
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Mystified said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Superb!
Thanks, KIS--
It's an honor that you'd want to use our collab for your students!
I remember reading this with my dad and having trouble finding any interest in saying 'bells, bells....etc" over and over again, which is probably one of the reasons I wanted to 'set' the words to music as we ended up doing here.
The very pulse of that repetition is a very effective device, and I found, as I read it all these years later for this project, that it wasn't as tedious as I remembered.

Thanks again for your kind words here!
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drakonis said 4285 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
deleriously disturbed with delight light light!
Very well performed you two! Mysti, what a strangely light-British
accent you acquired for this, twisting your Rs, very listenable... great
emotion and emphasis. Only one nitpick was your locking into the
rhythm of the music in the first stanza, it sounded slightly stilted, but
soon slid into softer soothing sounds not locked to any meter, and I
felt freer.

Tom, wonderful work with the backing music, of which each part could
stand on its own. Beautifully written and arranged to fill the poetic
space... not an easy task in such a short time!

Good choice of poem, and I couldn't think of a better voice than Cat's
to be bouncing in my head over and over and over during editing.

Great work you two!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Mystified said 4280 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
deleriously disturbed with delight light light!
Drak,
Nice to read your comments on this one.
Yes...I ALMOST re-read the first part, as I, too, thought there was a measure or two of stiltedness, though after listening to it (too many times!) I decided it created a nice contrast--from strict to flowing in what was otherwise an unchanging segment.

And that 'accent'? (We Southern California natives don't *have* accents, do we?) was a result of consciously rounding my vowels as I spoke--almost as I would sing them. Because this was set to a 'score' of sorts, I did want my voice to have an almost sing-song quality to it. (And it also gives the voice a richer, fuller sound.)

I agree--Tom's instrumentals in part III and IV are the most effective, and give this piece a wonderful ambience and setting for the words.

Thanks so much for your comments!

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Epileptic Gibbon said 4285 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Good work you two!
It looks like Mr Poe has brought out some interesting ideas
amongst the MacJams faithful. This can't have been an easy poem
to perform but I like much of what you've done with it. You've
been just tongue-in-cheek enough in your interpretation (a fine
line to walk) and the thematic transition is clever and means that
the piece is never boring. Kudos to you both, you merry Poe-sters
you!
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Paul_T said 4284 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Oh we've got the biggest bells of them all!
I never realized how similar Poe and Dr Seuss were until I heard this --
Poe's poetry masterfully set to music. An awesome job. Nothing more to
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FlapJack said 4284 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
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digitalnirvana9 said 4284 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Amazing Job
You both did a tremendous job on this one Tom and Cat. I have never
heard a poem rendered so well. Cat, you have a real gift for phrasing.
That is a talent that does not come easy and is very hard to teach, one
almost has to be born with it....A total ten, all the way around in my book.
Peace and Light to you both, digitalnirvana9
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I. Spike said 4284 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Poe, I love his writing so...
Love it! Fabulous tone painting.
Great reading. A woman of many talents. What next? Marionettes?
Ya know, Poe was only 24 when he died in Baltimore...? Some say it was
of exposure, some say it was from a beating, some say it was more
mysterious than either of those ways... I say it was the bells... bells,
bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells....
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Joanna said 4284 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
Very a-peeling
Great job, both of you! Loved the musical bed. It fit so perfectly with
various parts of the poem. Good, emotional read, Myst.
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eltopo said 4284 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
superb!
A brilliant interpretation all round. Really captures this poem so well.

I was expect not to like this as I thought I would have Phil Och's
brilliant song version of this in my head but, no, this is fab.
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elfdaughter said 4284 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
*scrapes chin off floor*
Ummm....



Wow?

I think that's the only thing I can trust myself to say.... *jaw hits floor again*
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jgurner said 4284 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
That...
...was awesome. That's about all I can come up with.
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dreadmon said 4283 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Awesome!
Talk about a tour-de-force - this is quite stunning both in its production and in its emotion. Bravo!
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said 4283 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
An enjoyable
A lighter shade of Poe in the first three...with part IV getting back to
the dark, throbbing, introspective ambience I usually associate with the
master poet. A successful collaboration.
bronco said 4283 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
A Delightful Chime
Bells of sorrow, bells of fright, bells of creativity, such a charming
delight! If only the bells weren't belling so much then Edgar Allen
could sleep the sleep of eternal peace. But the Mysti rolls down from
the mountain and meets with Tom at the Wood, to roll him from the
grave once more. He moans and groans as the bells toll in the merry
night air. Macjams he cries. . . . Macjams! What is this Macjams that
they would bring forth the bells again. Can there be no sleep for the
dead? Is this why my life was filled with dread?
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Lex Talionis said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Ambitious!
Wow, I haven't been here (Macjams) to listen in a while and I am so
pleasantly surprised by your submission! What a great collab--just in
time for Halloween. Was there some sort of Poe challenge? What a
great idea! 9's all the way!

P.S. Whoever gave a 4--raspberries to you sir/madame, as you must
be full of the sick breath at your hind! Good to know that a sane
moderator can remove that kind of stink...
said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
Brilliant
This is my favorite work of Poe's and has been for almost 30 years now,
so I hesitated listening to this since I have my own internal interpretation.
This is excellent.
I like the way the music and the voice changes as the poem progresses.
Everything here is as it should be - and it's very odd hearing this for the
first time in my head with a female voice.
Nikos said 4281 days ago (November 2nd, 2005)
uplifting poetry
a brilliant merger of music with spoken word
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ka-klick said 4279 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
Wonderful Setting and reading
Of a rather episodic and varied poem. Excellent work. This is not a Poe
piece I think I would have attempted. Well done.
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John Stebbe said 4275 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
I love it
I love your voice and the expression you give. And the church bells
and pipe organ are fantatsic!

So many tracks on iComp and MacJams are full of techo-loops, which
all sound great, but it gets to be all the same after awhile.

This is yet another example of the wonderful variety of artistry which
GB can help to display.

But programs like GB need a creative soul like Mystified to bring life to
them, and you have surely done that here.
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Suzanne said 4268 days ago (November 15th, 2005)
call PBS
this is really good. the space (wait) between each part made me think it was over. but i really liked it. like listening to a bbc re-enactment!
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said 4262 days ago (November 21st, 2005)
Nice done
I like it, you have a nice voice.
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DJ Squirrel said 4256 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
Voices among the chimes
The music is fantastical.

One thing about your voice, Mystified, and please don't take this as an attack, but in the first part, your voice comes off as a bit stilted for such a joyous narrative... You could benefit from some experimenting in the ranges. I don't know if it comes from indimidation in front of the mic, but you have great potential in your voice. Keep at it.

Otherwise, a good piece overall. ^_^
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Clarpiaman said 4211 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Can I get a copy?
This is by far one of the best versions of The Bells that I have ever heard. As an English teacher, could you possibly give me a copy of this file so I can share it with my class?

Thanks in advance

J
Andronis said 4206 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
So lovely...
It's so beautiful! I hope you do more poetry readings set to your music.
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