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Vocalise w/teptep


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alfalpha

 Genre: Classical

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Back in October 2006, Will (aka teptep) posted ’tepthing’- an achingly beautiful acappella melody.

What particularly struck me about ‘tepthing’ is the sincerity and passion with which teptep sang this tune- I found myself humming the melody day after day and after a brief email exchange, Will, kindly gave his permission for me to attempt an arrangement of ‘tepthing’ which he rerecorded for this collaboration. We agreed to rename ‘tepthing’ ‘ A Song Without Words’-I've since re-titled it 'Vpcalise', given that is exactly what a 'song without words' (if there is a solo vocal track)....

Will is very humble about his talents. He is an artist who sings from the soul and possesses an uncanny spontaneous ability to create gorgeous melodies.

I thank Will for entrusting me with his voice (yet again) and I hope that I’ve done the tune some justice!

Although this has been submitted under the ‘Classical’ genre, I offer this as a very ‘loose’ term and any other suggestions will be gratefully appreciated!

Teptep’s original vocal line was sung ‘freeform’ and without accompaniment, apart from some ‘cleaning up’ of the original vocal mix, the rhythmic and harmonic arrangement was created around Will’s phrasing and melody respectively, without any alteration to his voice.

The photo of the Merimbula sky at dusk was taken from our backyard on a balmy February evening in 2007 earlier this year.
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Uploaded: Sep 11, 2007 - 07:08:29 PM
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2017 - 08:25:55 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 08:08:18 AM
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Feter said 3724 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Song without Words
wonderfull work Dr.Alf ..you realy got amazin
touch on orchestration by all mean ...the hummin
very nice indeed ..you are right ..!!

Superb !!!!!
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alfalpha said 3722 days ago (September 13th, 2007)
Song Without Words
...and thank YOU, Dr. Feter, I really loved the organ suite & I'm really pleased you came over for a visit!
Cheers!
Alf

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DeputyDoofy said 3724 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Very nice.
I tried to compare it to the original, but the original is temporarily unavailable. Nonetheless, this is excellent. It really could be used in a film soundtrack.
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alfalpha said 3722 days ago (September 13th, 2007)
'soundtrack'
was a tempting choice, but that's so 'open-ended', I guess? LOL!

I'm not sure why the original is temporarily unavailable, ah well, nevermind.

Thanks so much for the kind comments Doofy! It's really nice to see you here!
Cheers & Regards,
Alf

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teptep said 3724 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
you
know I have to comment, I thank alfalpha, while I did provide the vocals he worked on this for what I can only imagine was abit more then a month. he did a fantastic job, and everything about it is in my opinion a master peace. I thank you once again man, this was a wonderful collaboration.
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alfalpha said 3722 days ago (September 13th, 2007)
you
know I have to thank YOU Will for allowing me to 'tamper' with your voice.

The pleasure was all mine, now that I finally 'got my act together!' LOL!

Cheers & Best Wishes Will- here's to more collabs!

Cheers,
Alf




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said 3724 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
This is so beautiful done
I really like what you have done with "teptep's aca" lovely music around it.
Kudos to your both :D

Take care
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Kenta
alfalpha said 3722 days ago (September 13th, 2007)
Kenta,
this was an extremely enjoyable collab, and I'm really glad that Will (teptep) joined this site....what a wonderful talent he is...
Cheers & Regards,
Alf

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jiguma said 3724 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
A rum and raisin please .....
.... no, sorry, that's for somewhere else isn't it ;)
I know how much you admire Teptep's work, and you've really done this lovely piece justice. Dare I say it's like a meringue - take a bite and it blows your mind .... and then it's over (or was that the 70s?).
Very nicely worked. I must get a song together soon that needs piano.
Cheers,
Neil

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alfalpha said 3722 days ago (September 13th, 2007)
a Becks for me please!
Will's a hidden gem in this community & a nice bloke to boot.
Hmm, you know, we've plenty of egg whites in the freezer....perhaps we could revisit the 70's for old time's sake?

My piano is available to you any time Neil!

Cheers & speak soon!
Best,
Alf



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said 3724 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
Very Nice !
Sir Alf, this is really wonderful work, the backing strings with that nice vocal are sth great to my ears, wonderful piece specially when the harp entered !
Enjoyed so much, nice to see you backed

Take Care
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alfalpha said 3722 days ago (September 13th, 2007)
:)
Yeman, I was initially quite overwhelmed by Will's vocal line, which might explain the time it has taken to submit this, however, I'm really pleased to see you here & many Thanks for your kind comments!

Cheers & Take Care!
Alf

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drakonis said 3723 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
Grandeur amplified and showcased
I agree, you spotted a gem of a melody there, Will does sing those parts really well (as shown by the seamless harmonization when his voice "canons" into itself (sorry, had to say it)... but this also shows off your amazing orchestration/arrangement abilities, what a beautiful setting to wrap around his voice and showcase it. I am very very impressed by your progressions, choice of instrumentation, and careful placing/echoing of the vox. This is a gem of a collab! Two/Dos Kudos!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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alfalpha said 3722 days ago (September 13th, 2007)
you have a...
...keen ear, Eduard!

I really appreciate your generous comments, & given your analytical overview, I can tell you've had a very close listen to this piece.

Thanks to this site, I have been very fortunate to meet Will, .

Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and comment- your opinion means very much to me.

Cheers & Regards,
Alf




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caroline said 3722 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
purdy, purdy song
i dunno how you get that stuff in your head bp but it is a wonderful gift - thank you for sharing xoxoxo
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alfalpha said 3722 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
purdy, purdy friend...
miss you heaps...

now, it's time to for another barekoala foray....I have an idea!

stay tooned!

Much love...xxxx

BP

XXXX

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Enrique Gil said 3721 days ago (September 15th, 2007)
Beautiful!
the melody is touching...I can understand how come you kept on humming this song. Thank you.
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alfalpha said 3719 days ago (September 16th, 2007)
Will's touching melody...
...is certainly the very thing which attracted me to this collab.
I really appreciate your kind comments & your visit Enrique!
Many Thanks & Regards!
Cheers,
Alf

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davisamerica said 3708 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
wonderful composing
and i really respect that. good listen!!
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alfalpha said 3707 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
Cheers Davis...
...and all respect back to you..for YOUR compositions, which I really enjoy..

Cheers,
Alf

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***itiswotitis*** said 3708 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
beautiful tune
i like the sweepin sounds they go with the amazing sunset....lovely relaxing vibe
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alfalpha said 3706 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
:)
Cheers Jojo, I'm really pleased you popped over for a visit!
Best,
Alf

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said 3708 days ago (September 27th, 2007)
wow
what a unique creation! it's truly other world-ly - other time-ly.
just plain OTHER!

your music supports and enhances teptep's wonderful vocal perfectly - and i've got bulging eyeballs at the mood you've both created with this really cool mix.

very classy,
very GOOD.
glad i took a stroll over here...
anne
alfalpha said 3706 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
a random stroll?
Hiya Anne!

Teptep (Will's) soulful tune REALLY haunted me....kinda like a pleasant 'niggling' itch, which I needed to scratch...gently.....hopefully!....;)


Anne, I'm so pleased you strolled over to have a listen- even more pleased you took your time to comment....it's meant a lot to me- I know you're quite busy, so you've really made my day!

I'm looking forward to another collab with you, via a 'Jiguma' connection, or.... whatever! LOL! Anytime, any style, any place! ;)

Many Thanks & Best Regards!
Cheers!
Alf


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John Stebbe said 3707 days ago (September 28th, 2007)
Bells
The bell sounds inbetween the vocal phrases are very effective. A bit of Tchaikovsky.

The chord sequence of I - iv - I is very appealing.

The singer sounds sincere, as if truly communicating, which indeed he is, although on a soul-level, and not cognitively.

Beautiful track.
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alfalpha said 3705 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Hiya John!
Tchaikovsky didn't occur to me with regards as to how I addressed this track.

Certainly, Will's singing was the lynchpin in the way the arrangement 'surfaced', (orchestrally, as well as harmonically)- but, that was MY personal interpretation, which, I suppose, ended up being somewhat in a 'neo Romantic' genre LOL! Well-spotted John! ;)

I don't think I deserve a Tchaikovsky comparison (which is a lovely thing to mention, btw, you're very kind)

Will was such a great sport in this collab- I really think he has much talent in the melody department. I really hope to have another opportunity to work with him again.

Thank You SO Much for the nice comments & the visit John!

Cheers and Regards,

Alf

PS, you know, relistening to the intro reminds me of the 2nd movement of Beethoven's 5th piano Concerto's intro (sheesh).....ah well, subconcious imitation might be a form of flattery- (Cheer to Ludwig!)

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jamorama said 3704 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Very emotive
While listening I looked at your photo for this tune, and it evoked a feeling of watching that sunset while I was floating through the sky of another planet. Whew....

It took me out of my skin. Way cool.
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alfalpha said 3702 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Steven!
Will's voice seriously gave me that 'out of wordly' experience, & it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to create an accompaniment for his vocals.

We often get quite beautiful sunsets down here in Merimbula, it really is a gorgeous part of the world!

I'm so pleased you popped around for the visit, Steven- even more so that you enjoyed the song.

Cheers & Regards!
Alf

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SecaMode said 3691 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
and no words to describe...
...how impressive this is! a beautiful collaboration, really. alf, what an amazing orchestration you have composed, i can't say enough. beautiful, intriguing, inviting and a bit mystical. amazing work.
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alfalpha said 3605 days ago (January 9th, 2008)
URGENT!!!!! -sorry for the late response!
Sergio, I am SO sorry to have missed your comment on this piece-I feel so embarrassed about this delay to your comment! :-(!

Please forgive me- your comments mean very much to me- and Thank You So Much for the kind compliments...Here's to 2008-I'd love some more collab in the New Year with you, my friend!
Cheers,
Alf
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said 3530 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
Really peaceful
Calming and relaxing a lovely meditation arrangement.
Beautiful. loved everything about this.And the voice was really good too.
Cheers Peace Dee x
alfalpha said 3530 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
Really pleased...
you popped over for a visit & listen Dee, I really appreciate your kind comments...
All the Best!
Cheers,
Alf
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leemiguel2004 said 3448 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
Nice voice
Nice voice teptep and as for Alf what can we say! You're arrangments are always top notch. I am on of your biggest fans! Great stuff!
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alfalpha said 3447 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
nice visit...
Cheers Lee,
It's really nice to see a new comment on an old number!
Stay in touch!
Regards,
Alf
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MakenaMonk said 1554 days ago (August 21st, 2013)
Lullabyish
the song as a whole made me float on a cloud. :D
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alfalpha said 1541 days ago (September 3rd, 2013)
how nice..
...to read such a nice comment after all this time.

Thank you!
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