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Apotheosis - Feter & Doug (HJP)


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Doug Somers

 Genre: Classical

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The hero crouches on one knee against the cold stone floor of the ancient temple, its pillars silhouetted against the pre-dawn sky. All these trials...all the pain...and for what? The waves lapping against the slabs of the foundation far below don't answer. A breeze stirs as the sky lightens and the sense of loneliness and numbing fatigue starts to lift. There is light, and as it grows in brilliance, streaming golden through the vast archways, the hero realises why...
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Lyrics
This beautiful composition and orchestral work is all Feter's. I felt it could benefit from a little vocal background to add to its intimate, sacred feel and added the boys and full choirs. Hope you enjoy it!
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Comments: 62
Fans: 22
Plays: 129
Downloads: 116
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Feb 08, 2008 - 01:13:25 AM
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2008 - 01:13:25 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 01:02:59 AM
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Comments
Feter said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Apotheosis
Its truley an Honor to me to place this lil piece
on the hand of a true talented musician to came
up with an idea to enlatge the sound and just
let it fit the project ..I m so pleased you
accpeted and apprecited with thankfullness !

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Doug Somers said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
The honour was mine to work with you!
It was both fun and inspiring to have the opportunity to share how the piece moved me and reflect that back trying to stay true to your original inspiration. You are a pleasure to work with Feter.

Until our next one...
Be well,
Doug
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woofer3 said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
excellent
Am very drawn to this piece, beauty tinged with sadness, I like everything about it.

John
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Doug Somers said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Hi John - I'm so very glad you liked it!
I too was drawn in by Feter's composition and felt the sadness, a kind of desolation amidst a sacred calm, but also an inner strength and confidence that lay under the piece and rose gradually to being fully known and present toward the end.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you sample some of the other works in the HJP.

Keep well,
Doug
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Moviz said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
A beautifully
worked piece of music, tinged with pathos and yet there's strength there. Lovely work from both of you, regards M
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Doug Somers said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
I'm so glad we communicated to you in this way
The strength aspect of this piece is interesting to me, in that it exists like a foundation throughout, it grows in realisation in what I hear in the violin solo, until it is finally confidently manifested in the final crescendo. I seem to recall that Feter used the words welcoming by a monarch when we were corresponding on the piece, and my interpretation was that the strength, as represented by the monarch, was there calling/welcoming the hero all along, and it was only a matter of the hero paying attention and realising it. It is for that reason that I think it fits everyone's personal hero's journey - we all have great potential that is too often buried by other concerns and thus untapped.


Thanks Maurice, and I'll step off the soap box now.... :o)
Doug
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said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Feter?
wow.

The choral s fit well. This one draws chills up the spine into my neck!

. - Harold
Doug Somers said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Yes, Feter indeed
The man has great musical breadth as well as depth!

I'm really glad this piece had an impact for you. Thanks for listening to this snippet of the Project, and I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

All the best Harold!
Doug
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said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Heroes
You 2 are both music heroes.... Love this piece.. Kudos

Cheers from the beers
---
Kenta
Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
And have a beer for me too!
Thanks Kent for stopping by with your enthusiastic comments!

Be well,
Doug
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davisamerica said 4238 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
wow doug
a whole new side of feter revealed.. such great crafting here.. excellent production doug.. a total stand out... seriously! and feter is a treat and always draws out the best of folks... hats off to u both x2
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Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Feter does draw out the best
Hearing his file after he mailed it to me was very stimulating. A little Logic ambience and harmonic processing, add a voice or two and here we are. Thanks for your kind words and the doff of your cap(s)!

Cheers,
Doug
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lengold said 4237 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
This is
a very majestic sound and a delight to listen to. You have both much to be proud of.
Cheers
Len


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Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Cheers Len
It was a joy to put this together and I'm so glad you enjoyed the results. Like Jack said, my hat's off to Feter!

All the best,
Doug

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said 4237 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Apotheosis - Feter & Doug
Hi

What a 'Masterpiece' I can just imagine the scene
what a lovely musical composition with the choir like godesses hovering above the hero. feeling all is suffering and pain.
The added boys and full choir is a stroke of genius
it fits like a hand in a glove. This is a work of art.

Another on repeat for my Ipod

I am so happy that you shared this with me.

Thank you

Peace

Dee xx

Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Wow, thanks for the strong support
I'm so glad you liked how our orchestration worked out and supported the story theme, and welcome to participating in the fruits of the Hero's Journey Project!

All the best,
Doug
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guitapick said 4237 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
You know...
...I've been listening to your stufff...and a few others on MacJams...and I've gotta say that I'd LOVE to hear this and other pieces with a live orchestra/chorus.

I love this and can only imagine how great it would be in a live setting...

Wonderful work, folks....
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Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
I'm certainly influenced by a lot of the
cinematic composers who are liberally using choirs to round out their compositions. I'm still scratching the surface of what the Symphonic Choirs can do, and have not tried the Word Builder software yet, but I will soon and plan to craft a new piece for the HJP with it.

And with Feter's work as muse, it was comparatively easy. :o)

Thanks for the ever encouraging comments Bob.

Keep well friend!
Doug
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dlb said 4237 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Nice
very easy on the ears, nice arrangement, very relaxing experience, thanks.
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Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Cheers Dave
We can all use a tune that gives our ears some respite from time to time. Glad you chose this one. Thanks for your comments!
Doug
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saymme said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
WOW
10-10-10-10

THANKYOU
Lena
Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Thanks Lena for your comments and vote
I'm so glad that the piece resonated with you so strongly.

May you be well,
Doug
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Barretok said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Great!
What a great composition!
Congratulations to you both.
B
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Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Welcome to MacJams
Great to have your talents represented here!

Thanks for the kind comments - glad you liked our work.

Keep well,
Doug
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jiguma said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Very nice
That closing crescendo says it all really - what a great way to finish a lovely piece!
Neil
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Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
I admit that like the finish as well. Appreciate your taking the time to comment so positively. Glad you liked it!

All the best,
Doug
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Monkaton said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Very Well Done
Very good composition and arrangement. I think the voices did add to the overall presentation.

Nicely done.
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Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Thanks very much
There are probably countless ways to treat Feter's original, including leaving it as is, but the vocals worked for me. Thanks for taking the time to make your supportive comments.

Keep well,
Doug
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said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
Powerful piece of music...
It captured me as it progressed... without realizing it.

Feter, a multi-talented musician.

An inspiring orchestral song!
Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
The original captured me too
due to the depth of emotion that Feter's work was able to convey. It's great to see your kind comments and thanks for stopping by!
All the best,
Doug
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VicDiesel said 4236 days ago (February 9th, 2008)
violin samples
A very nice composition. Pity I have such a hard time hearing through the violin sample. It has the strangest attack. Time to invest in a more expensive orchestral library?
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Doug Somers said 4236 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Thanks for the comments Vic
Glad you like the composition. As gitapick said, this would be cool to hear with the live orchestra and chorus. For now, Feter and I will make the best of the tools at hand.

Thanks for having a listen!
Cheers,
Doug
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dynoMYSTIC said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
!
Man, I got the willies while listening and reading the description... can see all that happening and more in this beautiful piece!
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Doug Somers said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Thanks DM
Glad that our work brought an emotional and imaginative response. I wanted to capture the sudden realisations that can arise out of the depths of our darkest moments.

Thanks for having a listen and leaving your thoughts!

All the best,
Doug
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said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Good sound
A song and sound, which makes me dream away... Good to listen to that....
Doug Somers said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Dreams
Welcome to the HJP and this little corner of our playlist. Nice to hear that this piece has stimulated your imagination. Thanks for passing on your comments!

Be well,
Doug
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said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
an instant down load
great mood piece put my mind to ease, has an almost instant realization to it! excellent!
Doug Somers said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Thanks egobandit
for the strong endorsement. If we put your mind at ease and you realised something all in one tune then, as they say in the cowboy westerns, "Our work here is done..." :o)

Thanks for taking the time to drop us a comment!

Best wishes,
Doug
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drakonis said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
our hidden gem
Feter's quite an amazing composer. He's definitely pulled on the emotional heartstrings here. Your suggested description fits it quite well, as does your touch with the choir, subtle change, with a powerful result. Kudos two you Two-(dos)!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Doug Somers said 4234 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
A gem - well said!
Thanks for your always insightful comments and punstery Drak! You always brighten up any set of posts with your keen observation and wit.

Danke sehr,
Doug
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thetiler said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Enjoyed
this with the picture as well. I am a real choir hound, especially with newer jam pack selection. I did have the East West but they don't work in Logic. Thanks for the sounds, Loved that ending as well.

Thanks for sharing
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Doug Somers said 4234 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Mr. Tiler
Great to hear from you, and thanks for the kind comments. I used EWQL Symphonic Choir with Logic 7.2, but because I have an Intel Mac had to do so through Kontakt. The good news was that I could cross-grade to Kontakt 3 from the Kompakt player that was already in the choir package so it was not as much of a shock to the old pocketbook.

I will use more choir in future pieces, but for now I have some more learning to do to get to know the package's ins and outs.

All the best!
Doug
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eanbardsley said 4235 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
I sure enjoy this,...
listening now, real moving at times, at other times enchanted, then angst of arrpegiated violin, then the moving changes return, full and well bodied in contrast to the ornate that was in it. So very, very, beautiful.
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Doug Somers said 4234 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Your comments are very touching Ian
Thanks very much for taking the time to drop a note and I'm so glad you enjoyed our piece.

Keep well!
Doug
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said 4235 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Excellent
piece of music much enjoyed...
Doug Somers said 4234 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Thanks Dave
I hope your west coast weather is a little warmer than what we have tonight in Ottawa! Appreciate your supportive comments, and welcome to MacJams!! I have heard a few tracks on your site and they are great! Have to get back for more.

All the best,
Doug
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Heightened said 4234 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Wow!
Love more like these!!!
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Doug Somers said 4233 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Will do!
I think I will create a couple more orchestral pieces for the Hero's Journey Project - there is another one with Feter I'm working on as a minimum.

Thanks for stopping by with the positive remarks! Will you contribute to the project as well? All are welcome!

All the best,
Doug
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said 4233 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Apotheosis
Lovely and ethereal.
Doug Somers said 4233 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Thanks John
I really appreciate your feedback! Welcome to MacJams!!

Why don't you join us by contributing a tune (or more :o) to the Hero's Journey Project?

All the best,
Doug



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dajama said 4228 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
This is a great collab
The original track is excellent, Feter - wonderfully sweeping and evocative. And, Doug, you have done some incredible work here. Those voices are terrific - giving extra depth and resonance to the instrumentation. A great example of what happens when two creative souls are on the same wavelength, I would say. Very impressive. Kudos to you both. Peace.
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Doug Somers said 4228 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Hey! Very kind
of you to say so. I certainly felt very inspired by Feter's original work so getting into resonance was pretty easy.

Thanks again for your supportive comments and I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

All the best,
Doug
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dirigent said 4223 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Lovely
I like the liturgical, sacred feeling. An impressive tune!
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Doug Somers said 4221 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Many thanks
It was great to sample some of your work as well which I really enjoyed!

Thanks for your kind comments.
All the best,
Doug
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Roxylee said 4220 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
Hauntingly beautiful....
Feter, this is amazing, and Doug, how you have enhanced it with an awesome choir! Wow...
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Doug Somers said 4219 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Thanks Roxylee
You're a sweetie for saying so. I really appreciate your feedback on our efforts!

Take care,
Doug
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Bowman said 4213 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
Very beautiful and emotional...
piece to begin with by Feter and what you've done with your choir Doug is true to the original yet still a wonderful and natural extension. An all around terrific work.
Best,
Charlie
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Doug Somers said 4210 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Hi Charlie
Glad you were able to stop by. Thanks so much for the encouraging comments.

All the best!
Doug
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said 4212 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Impressive!
A true masterpiece .. one of the bests for the 2 of you. This is great, Feter's composition is very nice and your choir addition is very special. Directly 10's ... Amazing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Doug Somers said 4208 days ago (March 8th, 2008)
Thanks Yemen
Glad to hear from you again. Your comments are really appreciated my friend.

Keep well!
Doug
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Diviner said 4192 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
Very powerful
and cinematic. All the elements of the track are so well done and clear that it is a pleasure to listen to. Well done Guys this is brilliant.
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Doug Somers said 4189 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Feter provides inspiring material, to be sure
Thanks Diviner. I felt the same cinematic feel in the original which was touched by a sensitive treatment of something quite personal and yet at the same time larger than that.

Appreciate you stopping by,

Cheers,
Doug
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