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Het Beleg van Nimwegen


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VicDiesel

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"The siege of Nimwegen", my home town. This refers to the 1591 siege by Prins Maurits.

This song comes from a bundle published in the early 1700s. I arranged it and put an intro to it.
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Uploaded: Oct 24, 2014 - 09:38:07 PM
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2014 - 10:12:19 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 11:12:25 PM
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Henke said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Cool
Nice what you(!) can do with a bunch of wooden flutes ("recorder" is such a funny name, can't use it, and maybe that's not even what you are using here...)

Thanks and take care,
Henke
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VicDiesel said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Block Flute
Maybe we should adopt the Dutch term, which refers to the block that makes the wind channel in a recorder?

Glad you liked it; thanks for commenting.

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Henke said 912 days ago (October 27th, 2014)
Hehe
Yes, that's what we say in Swedish too: Blockflöjt :-) I used to play it like 35-40 years ago...
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bud said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Nice arrangement
am I hearing three or four voices? Hah - I went back to the intro and came up with 4. Sometimes sounds like 5 to be honest - but I assume you stick with 4 throughout. Cool track.
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VicDiesel said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Four
This is traditional SATB writing. I've been writing and publishing too much stuff for larger or weirder ensembles that people would traditionally have, so with this I'm trying my hand at straight quartet writing.
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Bob Rodgers said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
I
enjoyed this a lot Vic, wonderful arrangement and a very clear recording.
Love all the different voices and I admire your playing skills.

Bob
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BirdmanWayne94 said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
You never...
... disappoint. Incredible arrangement of a beautiful song. Well done!
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alackbass said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Het Beleg van Nimwegen
Wonderful arrangement and performance. Downloaded a copy to play for my students.
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VicDiesel said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Students
I assume you are able to discern where my intro ends and the official melody starts? To make sure, download the score from here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Oude_en_Nieuwe_Hollantse_Boerenlieties_en_Contredansen_(Roger,_Estienne)#IMSLP349404
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MotherofMeursault said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
To be honest
the title attracted me first. A fine performance all around (to be more honest still, the music doesn't in any way resemble or describe a siege IMO), and your playing is impeccable. Almost regimental, in fact. Maybe that's where the siege part comes in? A very enjoyable listen.

MoM
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VicDiesel said 913 days ago (October 26th, 2014)
Siege
It must have been a song, where the siege was described in the lyrics. So don't look it as an instrumental depicting a siege. But yes, I was trying to get some military marching character in it.
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PeterB7858 said 914 days ago (October 25th, 2014)
Het Beleg van Nimwegen
Wonderful playing and a fine recording, Vic. I'm not sure about the siege message either. Sounds festive... Perhaps this is the "winning" sides perspective :-) Either way, I enjoyed the listen. Regards, Peter.
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Llarion said 913 days ago (October 26th, 2014)
A delight!
Nimble, effective, and nuanced. As are all your performances, but I especially enjoyed this quartet arrangement.
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XMaramena said 913 days ago (October 26th, 2014)
very
traditional indeed
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Ultrabeast said 912 days ago (October 27th, 2014)
More recorder fun
You are very creative with these!
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Char said 911 days ago (October 28th, 2014)
Wind sprites
are dancing around to your tune. (It sounds so happy and innocent that I don't connect it with a siege. Maybe, those folk in that time did that kind of thing for fun?) Lovely piece. Thank you.
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paul f. page said 911 days ago (October 28th, 2014)
Well worth the effort...
...in arranging this, Victor. Very pleasant 4-part writing and a catchy little tune which you have played very well, indeed. These "ancient" pieces are still full of life and it is wonderful that you are resurrecting some of them to share with modern listeners. Well done.
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