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This is W. Moorlandt and his beautiful daughter's contribution to my composition entitled "Reverie of My Child at Slumber". I am honored and humbled that the song inspired their vocal contribution!
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Uploaded: Dec 08, 2006 - 11:22:23 PM
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2006 - 11:22:23 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 01:05:00 AM
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drakonis said 4700 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
wow... father & daughter tribute
Rick, I already mentioned how I really loved this piece... and Walter's and Flo's additions are really quite a treat, and fit so nicely. Walter, fitting words (from one dad to another). Your singing style did seem slightly overdramatic for the sentiment, but only slightly. Flo's youthful innocence skipped and hopped across the majestic music like butterflies in the breeze... such a sweet combination. Nicely thought out ideas for the lyrics and the la-la-las, kudos to all. Definitely Faved and "virtually" downloaded.
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caroline said 4700 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
how lovely....
the voice of an angel, a beautiful song - a real treat - thank you so much xox
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said 4700 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
very beautifull
me and my wife both took the time to listen and she liked it so it must be good ha good song
RickB1 said 4700 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Thanks for listening
Thanks for listening! Drakonis, love your description of the girl's voice--fits perfectly and gives words to my sentiments. What I find thrilling is that this song exemplifies the power of music to bring folks together through what we have in common...in this case, two dads and their love for their daughters and for music. Sounds maudlin, I know, but I just can't get over the fact that a dad and his daughter from Belgium collaborated on a piece I wrote for my daughter (who is about the same age as his) here in the States. I may never meet Moorlandt and his daughter, but I feel like I know them through this experience! Very cool.
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moorlandt said 4700 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
a pleasure
Hey Rick, this was a real pleasure for flo an me to add on your beautiful song. And I want to thank Eduard for pointing me to it. You're right, this is so great about MJ and similar web communities. Somehow you 'get to know' each other by sharing the same passion. And from the little I know from you, I already discovered that you're a great and bighearted guy. Greetings from across the atlantic.

- Walter

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RickB1 said 4697 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
The feeling is mutual, Walter. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
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said 4700 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Gorgeous song...
This is incredibly touching and beautifully done. Walter, Rick, and Flo... you have combined for an evocative orchestral piece. I would love a copy of this. DL is down. If someone would send an mp3 to:
dadai_music@yahoo.com. Otherwise I will wait.

Thanks for this treat.
Alannah said 4700 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
OH right from that opening note .....
... I felt goosebumps .... the texture of the music is so rich ... and the contrast of the voices from Moorlandt's deep resonating bass to Flo's lilting high notes just fit into this tune so beautifully .... GREAT job all of you on this one ... I LUV IT! Gonna FAV it. When are they gonna fix that darned download button !
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Vic Holman said 4698 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
i can't believe i almost missed this
seems songs are coming so fast and furious it's hard to keep up. between the three of you this song fits like a glove. listened to it twice and it still rings through my head. excellent work all.
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Stun Nutz said 4698 days ago (December 11th, 2006)
Very enjoyable piece here. Moorlandt, without your (deeper) voice adding weight, it might have floated away, but as it stands it is nicely balanced.
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composerclark said 4698 days ago (December 11th, 2006)
Two of my favorite Macjammer's together, along with the daughter of one of them! What a treat! RickB1, you could be doing this professionally--it's that good. Nice job on the vocals, Moorlandt clan! That girl can really sing.
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RickB1 said 4698 days ago (December 11th, 2006)
Thanks, all of you...
You guys are great! I appreciate the listen! Moorlandt did a nice production job with his vocals and added a wonderful spacial element when his daughter begins to sing. His daughter's voice also balances his deeper tone and the two work well together! ComposerClark, you are far too generous and kind with your comments. I am encouraged and just keep trying to grow and learn from you guys! Thank you again for taking time to comment!
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Bubowski said 4697 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
A lovely tune
Kudos to all! Flo's ethereal voice blend beautifully with the tin whistle and the FLOating quality of the piece (peace). What a nice combination :).
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RickB1 said 4697 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
Thank you!
Flo has a beautiful voice. You should check out her two original compositions! One is on Moorlandt's site, and the other is her own MJ site. She is a talented young lady who made this composition something very special. Thanks for listening!
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Scott Carmichael said 4697 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
Top rated
I popped this open because it is rated hi... and although i grew up with zepplin, yes, stones... ect. this is the kind of stuff i love to listen to now... almost like a soundtrack for real life... as I listened I thought this sounded cinematic... so I checked the corner, already 1/2 knowing what the genre would be... very warm and beautiful... celtic and dreamy... as her voice comes in, I'm walking through middle earth...

no wonder this is rated hi
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RickB1 said 4697 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
Thank you, Scott
Coming from you, this is a real honor. I'm glad it spoke to you.
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MissChaos said 4697 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
Where have I been?! This beautiful and stunning! You made a comment on my tune (This is from the heart...), and I'm going to say it right back to you: This is music of the heart. Goosebumps, yes. This really pulls at me in a way few songs do. Thank you. Looking forward to more of your stuff!
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RickB1 said 4697 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
Thank you, MissChaos
I find your music has the same effect on me. I think the goosebumps were much more noticeable after Walter and his daughter contributed their combined talent to this song. I was thrilled that they could "feel" what I was after and could so wonderfully reflect it with their voices.
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jiguma said 4696 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
Tears in the eyes, chills up my spine - this is exceptional! Firstly I have to mention flo's ethereal voice here - those notes you hit are beautiful, and the angelic quality of your voice was totally unexpected after Walter's part (which would normally be a standout on it's own, but sorry, your daughter eclipsed you here!). Put those voices on top of Rick's beautiful bed of sound and you've made a wonderful song. As a father of an only daughter, this means a lot to me.
Thanks! Middle Earth indeed.
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RickB1 said 4686 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Thanks, Neil
Thanks for listening, Neil! Merry Christmas!
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apb said 4695 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Awesome ..
.. soundtrack. In the music I get a sense of
'Eve of War' or impending conflict - armies assembling and bells tolling: which fits pretty well with a notion of the father and daughter becoming separated in some way and this lamenting vocal. (father doesn't rate their
armies chances very highly :o))

The celtic sounds then make me think "Braveheart" but
there is a strange mix of more American (civil war)
melodies too thrown into the bag. Perhaps this blend
gives this imaginary world eg. Middle Earth feel.

Passionate delivery and brilliantly done all round- deserves the high rating. Kudos Walter, Flo and Rick.
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RickB1 said 4686 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Nice analysis!
I enjoyed your analysis! I like what you lifted from the melody--indeed, it is highly likely there are strains of "Braveheart" and early Americana swirling in my head somewhere. Interesting that you were able to pick that out! Thanks for listening and commenting!
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illuminati said 4695 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Ok, all this father/daughter stuff
has to stop. First that Paul Simon song. Then I saw BT in concert and he had this impossible not to cry tribute to his daughter in music and film, "Good Morning, Kaia." And now this. Quite moving. I love things that remind me how much I love my daughter (and my son!). I guess remind is the wrong word. How about help to express how much I love them.

Ok, the song. I kind of wish that Walter's voice made a return at the end. For me, there seems to be a slight lack of closure. Other than that, it's beautiful.
RickB1 said 4685 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thank you, Illuminati
Glad it touched a heart string!
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Mcboy said 4695 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
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thoddi said 4695 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
pure beauty:)
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smh said 4694 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
This song is a testament to what collaborations were meant to be. How great it is to see father and daughter have the same love of music.
RickB1 said 4685 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thanks, Scott
I was thrilled by their willingness to collaborate! To think a song has gone "global" because of what we have in common--it still leaves me in awe.
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Komrade K said 4693 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
A fine composition with fitting additions - beautifully rich.

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jefferson987 said 4682 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
I love it
this is a very nice composition. It's really awesome to see the MJ community working together to create something amazing.
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earwig999 said 4666 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
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Einarus said 4657 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Boy, am I glad...
...I bookmarked this when I saw the link in the chat window (I believe it was Drak who threw it in there) some weeks ago. I stumbled upon the bookmark again and decided to finally have a listen.
Boy, am I glad I did.

This is really beautiful stuff. I'm a huge fan of soundtracks and film music and this could very well fit in one. There were times (somewhere around the 2:20 mark and pretty much whenever Flo's voice was to be heard) that it kinda reminded me of Ennio Morricone's work in The Mission, which just happens to be one of the most beautiful works in cinamatic music.

Like a few people have mentioned, I really like the contrast of the two voices and yet they fit so well together.

Beautifully done.

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said 4547 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
txs its great Lena//
Dharma Logos said 4534 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
Another amazing song...
...featuring Flo! This is a great piece all around. Why wasn't this song featured on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack?
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said 4503 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
This...made me...there are no words!
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Feter said 4326 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
Moorlandt's Reverie
I m enjoyin this ALOT ...the depth of the singin
vocal ...the la la so angelic ...the setting
behind is genious ...oneof the best scenarys
music I ve ever heard here ...thank you for
sharin this gem here !!
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damiengh said 4325 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Dreamlike, stunning, moving, gorgeous, pure, love.....

and I loved it.
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RickB1 said 4325 days ago (December 19th, 2007)
So generous
You are both so generous with your praise, and it is humbling. Moorlandt and his daughter were the ones who lifted this piece off the canvas and gave it life. Thank you for stopping by and listening!
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VicDiesel said 4322 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
Interesting. You've kept enough of the instrumental parts that give the listener space to develop his own image, and then there is the short vocal bit where as it were the images have been filled in for us.

Just a remark: the girl's part blends in very well, sonically, but the man's part could be pushed a bit further back in the mix. I find it a bit up front.

Overall this is cool stuff, both the original and the sung bits and the combo.

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Lennon714 said 4226 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
is beyond fantastic. I see in "software" you only have GB listed. Are you using the orchestra jampack? Whatever it is it sounds devastatingly beautiful. If I use the strings either through my keyboard or what's offered in GB basic it sounds like tripe. This sounds great. The composition is what really makes it work though. Good job!
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RickB1 said 4224 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
You are very kind, Lennon14. Thank you.

Yes, I used the Orchestra Jampack, but I really worked the individual instrument settings (attack, release, etc.) , dynamics, and effects to get the spacious sound I was looking for. I am no mix master, that's for sure. I listen alot to Parichayaka to learn from him...he gets so much texture out of his sounds in addition to some incredible rhythms. This is one of those pieces that really came together and was deeply inspired by what I wanted to convey to my daughter. I've not been able to match this intensity since. Moorlandt and Flo make this piece sparkle, though, and they've breathed a life into it that seems to really grip alot of listeners. I can die a happy man knowing that just once I was able to collaborate on a piece of art that left an impression on others--it was good enough to take on its own form of beauty.
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saymme said 4223 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
I may have heard it before or something similair.. So great to hear this...such awesome singing of both Walter & His daughter....its definately very high scores. . 10s in my book ! ThankYou dl faved !
: ) : )
LunaTrick said 3999 days ago (November 9th, 2008)
David Sylvian vocal style - and just beautiful composition!
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SomeMadGirl said 3490 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
I love the little girl singing. What a sweet sound. Thanks for the listen. :)
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