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Magi


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The twelve days of Christmas have started, leading up to the Epiphany on January 6th, when the magi arrive in Bethlehem. This is their story.

Since Jessica seemed unable to participate in the Christmas challenge with me, this is my substitute submission. It's a little rough, and a little odd, but I hope you enjoy it.

I recommend headphones. Close your eyes, imagine you are on the back of a camel...swaying....swaying....plodding through the desert. Suddenly the night sky is alive with brilliant light and you are awestruck. But you still have a long journey ahead of you...swaying.....swaying.
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Uploaded: Dec 26, 2010 - 03:25:52 AM
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2010 - 03:38:49 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 11:39:00 AM
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davajonah said 2429 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Terrific
I really like the quirky hang drum counterpoint melody. Nice when the pipes come in. Very "ethnic", whatever that means. Great version of this old favourite. Download for me, thanks for the Christmas present!
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Moviz said 2429 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Wonderfully
performed and yes the sway of the Camel journey really comes across and with the atmosphere of the East..... love the percussive treatment you gave this, regards M
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Symphony101 said 2429 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Marvellous,
You're such a talent Shay, you really succeeded making us feel this through music, the rhythm so nicely chosen, adding a hint of middle eastern feel.

Thank you for making me part of the journey. Just beautiful !
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tmcfate said 2429 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
timely.
love the arrangement and the choice of instruments.
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davisamerica2 said 2429 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
My first time on a camel
It was a very enjoyable ride. This was real nice Shay. A beautiful addition to my Christmas, and I thank you and wish you a Merry Christmas. Terry
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Narad said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Magi
Magi...cal tune ! Wonderfully delivered !
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magnatone said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Magi
you did it!!! as you know, i LOVE this - cool decisions on the chorus - this will be a fave christmas carol version forever! you worked hard on this and it really shows!
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bud said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Wow Shay - this is brilliant
I really love all the turns taken here in this exotic journey - could have gone on for many minutes more. Wonderful.
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ShadowofNine said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Supreme
Track, has a desert magic about it, shimmering, I hear tiny bits of Xmas classics woven in, Bravi Shay another stunning track...

Happy Holidays to you and yours...

Dave
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RAVENS said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Wonderful
What a beautiful piece, I can see the scenario in my head. Yeah I am awestruck, but by YOU! Your talent moves me, wowzers. Happy Holidays!

RAVEN ;-)
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WharmtonRise said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Well
I love the change up and then the change down. The whole piece is very evocative. Perfect accompaniment to the Magis' sojourn.

Thanks for the d/l and can't wait for the album!!
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papag said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Carrying the gifts
You have crossed the desert to bring us this gem. The hang drum is sweet in this piece. Indeed, the whole song is exquisite.


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awigze said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
More than
Much more than I expected and yet you took this familiar melody and created a new place for it. Wise men still seek Him. Glad the jammies shay is back! Love the dumbek and middle eastern sounding rhythms.


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Mosaica said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Exotic
A lovely piece, percussive and melodic.
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alackbass said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Magi
What a beautiful and creative arrangement! This is the work of a serious artist. Bravo!
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jfisenne said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
NIce
Sounded great in my headphones. Enjoyed it very much.
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PeterB7858 said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Enjoyable journey
Great sound scape and description Shay. Really enjoyable, interesting journey. Thanks. Peter
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VicDiesel said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Clippety clop
I love that swaying rhythm....

That's a hang drum? Very cool instrument. I've only played the imitation hang, which is made from a gas container. Which is a cool enough experience by itself. I'd love to play a real one.
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Carrie71 said 2428 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Very Nice
Great job Shay. I think this may be my favorite carol of the year! Impressive to say the least.
Reinholt56 said 2428 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Hi Shay......
I love your arrangement of a Christmas classic. It has been put together very well and I enjoyed your variations immensely.

Take care.

Paul
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Diviner said 2427 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Lovely
I am going to get a hang vst, you make it sound so great. This track has been done really well, full of exotic flavour and spice. Well done Shay, you have changed the meaning of holiday genre to something interesting.
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ktholliday said 2427 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
very cool!
Very enjoyable, creative, inspiring piece, an instant classic for the x-mas plylist at the Holliday household!
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867-5309 said 2427 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
ahh
at :55 I really like the way the
second half of the melody sneaks in
with additional instrumentation etching out in the sky "westward leading still proceeding" . . . . "
second half of the melody . . .
ah this is chilling - with the sitar.
get me some cold water -
what did they see ?
how far yonder was that perfect light ?
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egobandit said 2427 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
I can almost
Feel this moving around me, Im listening on headphones and its like hd tv well what I mean is awesome,sorry but I thought I had left you a message but I didn't, The chgange in the middle was great that was the only part that got christmas sounding to me but the rest was a joy thanks! ( not hat I didnt like that part) :0)!
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egobandit said 2427 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
btw
I put the headphones on my 3 year old daughter and she sat and humm and chanted for the whole song I think its a hit! :)!
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michael2 said 2427 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
mmm
this is beautiful. thanks.
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rok41 said 2427 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Magi
Very nicely done Shay, the whole vibe is perfect! Beautiful interpretation, arrangement and performance. Stellar!
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five_extra_arms said 2427 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Magi
Beautiful journey!

Thanks for the download!
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jdholliday said 2426 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
lol
I see I commented by mistake under Katy's account, I was reading her comment thinking, "hey she copied mine"! But that was me , she was listening in the background though and really liked it too, so if she comments again,....... That being said, I really like this very much, take care, Jd.
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guitapick said 2426 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Hypnotic...
...very nice journey. Thanks...
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lilmom said 2426 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
AWESOME!!!!
Shay, I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed listening to this. You are a MASTER!
Sylvia (lilmom)
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michaeljayklein said 2426 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Very nice...
Thanks again...
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scofugate said 2426 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Wonderful Trip
Love how you make use of all the mucical space...It always lows me away. Love the changes as well.
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PaulaMunk said 2426 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
This is like a three part
minor symphony. You tell the story of a journey of hope, discovery and joy. Love the sounds. Really original and thoroughly pleasing. Thanks.
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Outtaorbit said 2425 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Beautiful.......
Nicely done Shay......
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Jarvoid said 2425 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
So there I was....
sat on me camel.....swaying....left...swaying ...right ....rocking a little forward ....rocking a little back...swaying,swaying ,rocking ....rocking swaying ,rocking.......falling off.aaggggggghhhhh!!!


I get the hang drum but could not get the hang of the camel....and it made me feel quite queasy too.....nice tune tho'

Hope you and Mango had a festive Weinachtsfest
and Best Wishes for the Noo Yeeear !!

Chris.
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composerclark said 2425 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Well...
I can see why everyone is raving about this; it's fabulous! You introduce many unique and creative touches in this treatment of a Christmas classic. Congrats on a fantastic job!
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LHellman said 2425 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Wow!
Love it, Shay! Terrific! MOM
damiengh said 2424 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
the way
Shay, I just love the way your imagination works....what a gift. You are definitely keeping your youthful side alive.

Thanks for reminding me of the reason many of us are involved in this muse. Just super.
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crissew said 2424 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Beautiful
Really well done, you can tell you put some time and effort into this. Very well done with the interweaving instruments all nicely in their places. Very well done spin on an old classic. Enjoyed!
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Hickling_Stan said 2424 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
very atmospheric
Your description really helped get into the feel and mood of this piece. Superb. Cheers Mark
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Doug Somers said 2423 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Love those hang variants
Shay this is lovely. Most evocative of the setting you describe. The mix between synths and orchestral instruments is most skillfully handled. I'm getting saddle sores from all this swaying, but the ride is well worth it!!

Many thanks,
Doug
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Sigmund said 2423 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Magi
Where was I when this came out?? Very original and unique perspective on a couple of traditional Christmas songs. That was really very enjoyable to kick back to - here let me hit play again...excellent work, Shay - happy holidays -
Sig
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morgan102 said 2413 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Hi
Very sweet journey with my eyes closed,felt like I was actually traveling and swaying with this a very nice piece.
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yrp said 2400 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
You´re
not only a skilled pano player but a talented arranger, fine producer and very good with atmospherics.Loved the crescendo and the totally different feeling from 2:16 to 2:44.
One really can feel the eastern air...
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paul f. page said 2389 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
I 'm a little late ...
.. To the caravan, but, oh, what a wonderful ride this is...and such a clever way of interweaving traditional carols into the piece. While keeping the ride clip-clopping along with such wonderful percussive effects, this number just soars as it lopes along. Very impressive mixing, too. You have obviously spent a lot of time on the details, much to your listeners' delight.
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ste said 2387 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
sorry
a bit late to this. beautiful bed of sounds well put together. quite the trip. well done
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drakonis said 2280 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Middle east twist of spice
Adore this, and have no idea how I missed it. I had to do some digging to find something of yours I hadn't commented on :-) Loved the sitar work and the gently lumbering sway of rhythm that definitely felt camel-y. This sounds like something Chip Post would come up with, extraordinarily well thought out journey, beautifully arranged.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Char said 2071 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
Shay,
this is a work of art, with such a creative treatment. Thanks.
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