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Vespers


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Renaissance

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At the end of the day we all pray.

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Uploaded: Nov 15, 2013 - 05:22:40 PM
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2014 - 10:11:35 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 04:23:37 AM
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kristyjo said 1261 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
meditative and calming
and yet those clusters of tone had a complexity about them, too. It reminded me a little bit of maze-walking. You created some real space in this piece. On second listening, I think I will download this. Thank you.
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VicDiesel said 1260 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
Clusters
Interesting: you're hearing this vertically.

The writing here is purely horizontally. There are two inspirations: the tonal material and the general loose phrasing comes from gregorian chant. The other influence is the sound of people praying together, maybe with the priest giving a phrase and the congregation answering or finishing, or just independent voices pronouncing the same thought, together but not entirely in sync.
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Vic Holman said 1260 days ago (November 16th, 2013)
Vespers
great harmonies, you tend to do that very well of course. i could pretty much imagine hearing this on a pipe organ as well
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Narad said 1260 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
vespers
Very nice work and fitting the season very well. Thanks for sharing this little vesperal gem. :)
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sammydix said 1259 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
at
the end of the day, i sleep; but i think my Mom does enough praying for an entire community. i can hear the congregational effect you were going after.
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sschedra said 1259 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
How True
I think it is instinctive for humans to reflect at the end of day. For those of us of faith, it takes on the form of prayer. A beautiful piece, and a beautiful peace. I was thinking of your and your flute music recently. We were down in Fla and they had a flute festival.. There were hand crafters of some of the most wonderful instruments I have ever seen. also players of all kinds (particularly native American genre). I collected their websites and business cards.
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egobandit said 1259 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
like a moving tunnel
They layering in this is just right a perfect blend!
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PeterB7858 said 1259 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Vespers
The non-secular nature of this piece does come through strongly. Nice recording. My only problem is that I don't know which god to pray to... Thanks, Peter.
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davisamerica2 said 1259 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Vespers
A very trance-scendental piece! This instrument seems to have that power. I love the colors your harmonies have created here. I downloaded so I could hear it again. Thanks, Victor. Terry
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eanbardsley said 1259 days ago (November 17th, 2013)
Love it,...
really beautiful!
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DWL said 1259 days ago (November 18th, 2013)
I just read
your comment about Gregorian chant and this perfect sense.

Beautifully done Vic.


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grah3am said 1257 days ago (November 19th, 2013)
Gregorian and lovely
It has a most calming effect. Thank you, Vic.
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paul f. page said 1256 days ago (November 20th, 2013)
Peaceful chant
The recorder lends itself to this kind of meditative music so well. The overlapping counterpoint at certain places (e.g. 1:50) is very effective as the two voices peel away from one another. Later (2:45 or so), three voices compete for the solemn space, each having a free-form melody that spins out individually, but which compliment one another harmonically, too. This is an intricate "a cappella" instrumental that is solemn, respectful, prayerful, and life-giving. Oh, and you play the instruments beautifully, too. Nice, Vic.
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magnatone said 1255 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Vespers
oh what gorgeous music - thanks for the D/L!
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groovehounds said 1255 days ago (November 21st, 2013)
Vespers
Very dreamy ... love the harmony overlays ... quite haunting yet peaceful.
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drakonis said 1244 days ago (December 2nd, 2013)
a flock of recorders
a seeming "cluster" of phrases, all following each other... reminds me of computer "flocking algorithms" in a weird tonal way... fascinating to let this wander around my brain.
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Doug Somers said 1240 days ago (December 6th, 2013)
Eventide
The first thing that strikes me is the lovely wooden tone you bring out in your playing. The interweaving musical lines are phrased to form lines that breathe into the cathedral like space. A modern take on a much older sound.
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