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Dona nobis pacem



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Feeling totally helpless in the wake of the London bombings on July 7. 2005, I put this together in about two to three hours as my small way of showing my grief and support. The mix is rough and probably hard on the ears, but I wanted to put it on here right away, and just hope what I was trying to say comes through.

The tune is a traditional Latin hymn from I believe the 16th century and is intended to be a round.

The photo is from Reuters and shows a response to those bombings. I will remove it if this offends anyone.
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Dona nobis pacem

(Give us peace)
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Uploaded: Jul 08, 2005 - 08:38:52 AM
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2006 - 12:01:09 AM Last Played: Mar 05, 2019 - 07:14:49 PM
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said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
One to many
I like how this piece starts out as one voice crying in
the wilderness -- or in a hotel room -- and
gradually gathers in additional voices via doubling
and counterpoint. The velocity and complexity build
to a unified chorus crying "peace". Then the lone
voice finishes off the piece with a "good night, sleep
well" soliloquy. This begs for voices.
stevel said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
Lovely melody
Very nice...a balm for troubled times!
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Jim Bouchard said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
Thanks for posting this!
I like the photo and the music. Not offended at all, and I don't understand how any one could be.
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SpasmodicMan said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
I just finished posing a song I did that brought back many separating, wrenching emotions, even though my track is on the one hand tongue in cheek, but listening to this gave me equilibrium. Thanks.
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alley-oop said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
Sometimes, our sorrow can be released by creating
something wonderful, and in this way, what
you've written has touched my heart. Thanks Magritte
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_nderscore said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
wonderful tune..
& much needed. from grief to joy
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thetiler said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
great tune, great pic!
Thanks for sharing, this is terrifc.

Very well done and moving!

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perceptualvortex said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
Very fitting
tune. And I love that photo.
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ledebutant said 5095 days ago (July 8th, 2005)
This is absolutely beautiful and you have moved me to tears here in my computer chair.

Thank you for making something wonderful in response to this terrible event.
Magritte said 5094 days ago (July 9th, 2005)
Thank you all very much
for your kind comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the song.
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said 5093 days ago (July 10th, 2005)
Pax et bonum!
sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt (Virgil)
Pax vobiscum
Ed Hannifin said 5092 days ago (July 10th, 2005)
This reminds me...
...of the scene in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V, after the battle
of Agincourt, as King Henry carries the body of a dead page
from the field and orders his men to sing...

Very beautiful, very moving, and I can't imagine anyone with
a heart and brain finding offense...The picture is beautiful,
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aclarke said 5092 days ago (July 11th, 2005)
We sang this in my high school Camerata group and it's
always been one of my favorites. This is very beautifully
done and entirely appropriate. Bravo!
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TobinMueller said 5075 days ago (July 28th, 2005)
Grace and dignity
You expand this piece with grace and dignity, combining
simplicity with grandness. Healing and wondrous music.
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John Stebbe said 5049 days ago (August 23rd, 2005)
Those instrument sounds are just great! Are they from
Jam Pack 4?

Well done. I'm going to have to have my kids at school
sing this sometime.

Speaking of kids at school, I have gotten lots of mileage
out of your "Beethoven's Rolling Over" piece. Everyone
loves it.

And thanks for your kind words about my "This Little
Light" piece.

That clarinet is especially realistic and well-played.
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said 5041 days ago (August 31st, 2005)
Capturing the moment...
is what you have accomplished with this tasteful
rendition of the Latin hymn. Rschletty said it well, a
single voice, then two more, then a chorus joining in
as prayer and loss are expressed. I found
listening to this provided a moment of encouragement
and balm as I remembered that day in London.

urbnite said 5022 days ago (September 19th, 2005)
this is gorgeous.. arrangement is really nice. good
instrument choices, and the different sounds weave in and
out of each other nicely.

very rich. would have loved for it to be longer.
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mythago said 4774 days ago (May 25th, 2006)
This is beautiful! Such a perfect sentiment, too. It really works well.

Love, Jen
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stevewhit said 4618 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
very moving!
A very touching tribute!


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said 4514 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
ThankYou for sharing..YOU GOT IT...WONDERFUL . . . BEAUTIFUL . . What is there to say...?
SmokeyVW said 4405 days ago (May 28th, 2007)
.. may all of humanity find this wonderous state, all of us, every day, forever.
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1rwhite1 said 4392 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Church Bells
Magritte, you have a big heart and this is a touching tribute. It immediately put me in a large church with others who are there seeking comfort from our often screwed up world. Thanks for posting this. The song photo is not only appropriate but reverberates the peace and compassion in the song, as well. Nicely done.
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saymme said 4077 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
( : back for 2 & dl
This is magnificent piece& a grand 'dedication'. Beautiful photo as well -how could this possibly offend anyone.. : )
TX so much
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said 4057 days ago (May 11th, 2008)
Wonderful rich piece of music. Great choice of sounds, well played and placed. KUDOS. I'm in love with your work!

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