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The King (EKNM Fest)


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sloparts

 Genre: Classical

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As the Sun comes up, the villagers start to come out of their huts gathering around the square by the well. Soon they will get to see their King as he returns from the war. On the way back to his castle he will pass through their tiny village and they will be waiting there, hoping for a chance to get a glimpse as he rides through.

Suddenly on the road, down were it curves on the way into the village, they see riders approaching, At last they will get to see Ther King for the first time in their lives. The peasants don't often get the chance to actually see the King, but they hear all the stories and many have seen the Kings likeness at the church in the next town.

Finally he comes riding up in triumph and majesty and enters their tiny Village. As he does so, he slows his horse to a walk and takes time to greet his subjects and waves at them in appreciation for all the hard work they do to support the Kingdom, and for the honor with which they rally around him.


This is the story told by the music we present to you. May it bring a smile to your heart and please you.

I hope you enjoy my little fantasy in music.

Thanks for listening

Ed
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The King
Written, Arranged & Played by Ed Wemmerus
Copyright July 11, 2008 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
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Comments: 32
Fans: 17
Plays: 164
Downloads: 127
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jul 11, 2008 - 10:36:37 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 01:26:00 PM Last Played: Nov 16, 2017 - 09:52:30 AM
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dajama said 3419 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
Very nicely done
A lovely piece, and a great arrangement. This really sets the scene, and is performed with great style. Could you have any broader of a range, do you think?! Superb and impressive piece. Nicely done. Peace.
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sloparts said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Thanks David
Ah shucks David, (kicks the ground with his foot) ya really think this is okay?
Garsh, I'm gonna tell al ma kinfokes whatcha said about it. I will I will.

Glad you enjoyed the piece my friend. Don't ask me how Jethro snuck in at the top of the page, cause I haven't a clue. Mostly, I listen to the voices and they say don't shoot. I've never understood why they keep saying that though so I usually ignore them.

Thanks again for the kind words David, I appreciate you dropping for a listen.

Be well and be cool man,

Ed

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Feter said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
The King
Sir Ed of Slopart charmed us tonight with a big
number cherished the whole scene here ..!!

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sloparts said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Well I tried to get in the spirit of it Feter
I don't really know the parlance of the Royal Court, so I faked it. I'm good at faking stuff, don't ya know?

I hope the King was please with the offerings he has received so far. A better group of minstrals are not to be found in the realm than here in Macinghamshire.

Thanks you your Grace for your kind indulgence

Sir Edward



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Moviz said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
A nice
calming piece slowly building Ed,I can just imagine all the villagers frolicking around in anticipation of the King's arrival, Love the picture you used, cheers M
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sloparts said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Was there ever any other King.
worthy of such adulation ?

Glad you could feel where the music was going my friend. Of course having the story with it, set it up so the music would follow the scrip in your mind.

Very please that you listened to it and sent along some kind words about it Maurice, thank you for that.

Be well and stay cool

Ed

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elfdaughter said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Beautiful piece!
I really love this - a lovely piece and stunning arrangement.
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sloparts said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Thank you Averil
I wished to please the King and his court. It please Me that you have seen fit to listen to our offering to the King and found it worthy.

Thanks again Averil for coming by and sending along some kind words. I really appreciate you input, especially after listening to some of your beautiful music. I am honored by your comments.

Take care and be cool,

Ed
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said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
The King
Wow!! Ed Amazing work. I am indeed in awe of this.
My mate.. Brilliant ! I love it.
You definately do Rock on this composition. Well done Ed :)

Peace Dee.
sloparts said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Thank you Me Lady
So happy you came by to listen Dee. Even happier you enjoyed this little exercise in Classical mayhem. I'm just as sure as the world that Mozart is rolling over in his grave about now, but it can't be helped. The King requires his entertainment and we must provide it.

Thanks again for the kind words and for listening Dee

Ed

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BossHook said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Zounds!
And Godspeed to King, may the wenches and sires visit upon you betrothen with glad tidings!
sloparts said 3419 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Thank you Sir John of ChicagoShire
Ah the native tongue of the realm has finally appeared and it is Sir John who brings glad tidings.

Glad you enjoyed this tribute to the Lord of the Realm and of course you presence hear is always a welcome vision.

Thanks again John for the kind words, glad you liked the music.

Take care, be well, and stay cool,

Ed
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peacepiano said 3418 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Huzzah
This is very well put together. I like the story too, it helps imagine the scene as the music plays. An interesting choice of instruments, you bring us to the past with some very current choices of instruments.

Thanks
Bill
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sloparts said 3418 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
Thank Bill
With one exception, never having done Classical music before, especially a piece supposed to be from a particular time period, I wouldn't have a clue about what instruments to use. Although I think the Piano didn't show up until the late 16 or early 17 hundreds, and I haven't a clue about the dates for the French or English Horns. So I guess I just tried to make something that would fit the mood of the court as best I could and maybe make the King happy.

Unfortunately I couldn't find the same worm hole that Jarviod found to do it so, "I Faked It" ;-)

Thanks for the kind words Bill, they are appreciated very much. Glad you enjoyed it even if the instruments were from 2 or 3 hundred years later than the Kings time.

Take care, be well and alway, be Cool,

Ed
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magnatone said 3417 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
The King
wow - this is really sublime! I'm really impressed by your use of instruments here, and the delicacy of the arrangement. You're a VERY versatile musician!
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sloparts said 3416 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
Thank you,
I'm really glad you stopped by to listen to this one Karen, I'm also pleased that you found something to like about it.

As for the comment about versatile, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, but thank you again for the kind words, they are appreciated.

Be well and be cool.

Ed

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Doadars Uncle said 3416 days ago (July 15th, 2008)
Well done, Ed!
Unique percussion choice! I like it!

Great development. I like the sharing and shifting of images I'm hearing.

Grand piece. Very Kingly!

Doug
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sloparts said 3415 days ago (July 15th, 2008)
Thanks Doug
I guess that means I don't have to worry about the King saying "Off with his head", which is a good thing.

As for the percussion choice, I thought it would be as close as I could get to the kind of drums one might find in a medieval court or a small hamlet in the realm. At least I hoped there would be some semblance to what you might hear there.

Thanks for listening Doug, and for the great comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the piece and took time to send along some kind words on it.

Be well my friend,

Ed

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VicDiesel said 3415 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Stately
This is quite a long piece. You first have a section based on a descending bassline. It features a rather pretty oboe melody. I think the percussion there is a bit out of balance, it's for instance more up front and louder than the piano.

Bridge section with harp, lovely.

I was surprised by your third section: the asencding second is rather an unusual bass motif, but it works. Nifty.
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sloparts said 3414 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Thank you Vic
I didn't realize how loud the bass was in the first section until today. I listened to this on my iPod for the first time today and was really surprised by it. In the JBL's I use in the studio it wasn't nearly so prevalent in the mix, so it just goes to show, you need to check your mixes in a lot of different environments before posting. Unfortunately I didn't. Oops !

Since I am not schooled in the "Classics" and have only one other piece of Classical music I've ever attempted I do this all by feel I'm afraid.

All I know is when it sounds good to me, and with no formal training in music of any kind I would never know if it was right or wrong according to what's supposed to work, or based on theory.

But it's fun to do something like this once in a while, and if it pleases a few listeners along the way, so much the better. After all, that's what music is really all about.

Thanks for taking time to listen Vic, and for the kind words. I'm going to listen to it again on some other speakers and see about fixing the percussion. I appreciate the critique, it helps me learn and improve on the meager knowledge I have of this stuff.

Thanks again, and be cool man

Ed

This is quite a long piece. You first have a section based on a descending bassline. It features a rather pretty oboe melody. I think the percussion there is a bit out of balance, it's for instance more up front and louder than the piano.

Bridge section with harp, lovely.

I was surprised by your third section: the asencding second is rather an unusual bass motif, but it works. Nifty.

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Mystified said 3415 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
:)
As a storyteller, myself, I really love music that tells a story.
This is so full of colors and motion and tone-painting...
beautiful!
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sloparts said 3414 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Thank you Cat
This is all so new to me that I don't have a clue what I'm doing. But it's fun to create music in whatever genre and especially it Classical.

As I was telling Vic in the previous post, I have no formal musical training so everything I do is based on how it sounds to me. That the story I told and the music works together to complete a picture in the listeners head is more a happy accident than any perceived skill on my part. But if it please the listener, that really all that counts I guess.

Thanks again Cat, for listening and for the very kind words, they are appreciated my friend.

Take care and be cool,

Ed

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egobandit said 3414 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
I
love the mix you give it by adding the drums the slower middle is very different a more up beat but cautious slowly a build to an end and we are almost back. I think a merry go round sound at the end would fit it just right Excellent!
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sloparts said 3414 days ago (July 16th, 2008)
Thanks Ha
Looked your name up on your artists page, but wasn't sure if it was you first, middle, or last name so I just used the first. ;-) Ha!

Glad you enjoyed this little divergence into "Classical" music ego. Not to used to being here but it's fun to try new stuff so I posted this one as a way to test the waters so to speak.

Thanks for stopping by and listening, for the kind words and for the suggestions for the ending. It might actually work too, the merry-go-round thing. But then again maybe not. It's hard to know sometimes how to end something like this properly.

Anyway, thanks again. Take care, stay well, and be cool,

Ed

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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3414 days ago (July 17th, 2008)
Hippy King

Kingdom of dream , this sounds like a music for a movie for
kids , when there was kids :-)
Very well done .


sloparts said 3413 days ago (July 17th, 2008)
Thank you Henri
Doing Classical music in any form is so new to me that I really have no idea what I'm doing. But if it seems to sound good and pleases some of the people who listen to it, it has met is reason to be done.

I'm glad you enjoyed the music Henri and were kind enough to send along the nice comments on it. Thank you again for that.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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said 3413 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
Geez Ed...
I didn't know you had it in you! This is soooo different from anything you've posted before. Sounds really good. Kind of like background music from a PBS special about the days of yore...

Be well!
sloparts said 3412 days ago (July 18th, 2008)
Thanks Micheal
I really don't have it in me Micheal, I'm just faking it. Except for "Experiment in C Min" I've never done any Classical music before, and I sure don't know what I'm doing, but I figure if it sounds good and some folks enjoy it, it's all good.

Thanks for listening to this one Micheal, and for the kind words.

Be well my friend,

Ed
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Jarvoid said 3408 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
Great Scot
is there any mood,mode or musicality that you cannot turn a talented paw to?I wish now that I'd taken Eine Kleine Nachtmusik a little more seriously.Damn that Count!!

There is some great layering and syncopation going on here,really rather good ,what?Dramatic and a little edgy but melodic as well.A Cassical Cowboy......hey ,could be a song there!


cheers CJ
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sloparts said 3407 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Chris
I'm willing to try just about anything when it comes to music. (Except maybe for Rap or HipHop)


I just love to do music. Some things I do a pretty fair job on and others are much more experimental and may not work quite as well. But to me it's all fun, and if someone enjoys listening to it, so much the better.

I've really been a frustrated musician most of my life. Always wanted to play for a living, and even did at various times in my life, but a wife and kids and a music career don't always go together well so I put my music on the back burner. Now I can cook on the front burners and try to make something worthwhile.

A Classical Cowboy. Hmmm, I'm gonna have to stick that one away in the subconscious and see where it lead. Who knows what will come of that one.

Thanks for the kind words my friend, they are truly appreciated. Glad you took time to listen to this one and send along the nice comments.

Be well and be Cool Chris,

Ed

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fabien0784 said 3278 days ago (November 30th, 2008)
a very clever story
brilliant music : great rhythm, and good structure ; i wish i could do as well with GB !

thanks
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sloparts said 3276 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
Thanks Fabien
I'm very happy you came over and listened to this my friend, and I appreciate you taking time to send along your kind words about it. One of the reasons this sounds as good as it does is because I bought the Apple Symphony Orchestra JamPack. That gave me a lot of choices when it came to building this piece of music.

Thanks you again for listening and the kind words,

Be well and be cool Fabien,

Ed

a very clever story brilliant music : great rhythm, and good structure ; i wish i could do as well with GB !


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papag said 2287 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Just about
the least likely piece I have heard from you. I am stunned.

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