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The biblical account (Matthew 14:1-12, Mark 6:14-29, Luke 9:7-9) portrays the beheading of St. John the Baptist by Herod Antipas. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Herod had imprisoned John because he reproved Herod for divorcing his wife (Phasaelis), and unlawfully taking his brother Philip's wife, Herodias. On Herod's birthday, Herodias' daughter (traditionally named Salome) danced before the king and his guests. Her dancing pleased Herod so much that in his drunkenness he promised to give her anything she desired, Up to half of his kingdom. When the daughter asked her mother what she should request, she was told to ask for the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Although Herod was appalled by the request, he reluctantly agreed and had John executed in the prison.
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Uploaded: Feb 10, 2008 - 12:37:35 AM
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2008 - 12:37:35 AM Last Played: Jun 15, 2019 - 05:19:55 PM
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woofer3 said 4212 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
This is a
very descriptive piece of music with good production and playing. I remember learning about this story in school. Royalty again ! gord I dunno, Cromwell sorted then out for us in the UK, and not before time. Bit extreme maybe though! Mind you we've still got 'em here.
Excellent work,
John
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lavalamp said 4212 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Rich, full sound
You have produced a rich, full sound on this. Great job.
LL
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Roxylee said 4212 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
It's all in there...
The provocative dance, the shock at the request, the regret at having promised anything, and the angels attending John in the prison, the guards marching down to bring John to be executed, then once more, angels attending him as his life here ends and he goes into Glory. (at least that is what I heard) Very well played and produced, Bill.
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thetiler said 4207 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Enjoy your post
especially acknowledging the varying section in the music.

Thanks Roxy
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Moviz said 4212 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
I wondered
what I was going to here with a title like 'Salome' after hearing a few Rugby songs of that title LOL. This is a wonderfully descriptive piece of music and very sympathetically chosen instruments to accompany the guitar. The choirs and synth are very subtly encoded into this Eastern sounding melody. I can almost see Salome dancing to this with those finger bells ringing in my ear:a DL for sure, regards M
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sloparts said 4212 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Beautifully done Bill
A very moving piece of musical story telling. Excellent interplay between the various elements of the story and as always, your playing is flawless as is the production and mixing. It has the subtle feel of the middle east but with a the darker undertones of the tragedy of the John the Baptist story.

Thanks for sharing this one Bill, it is excellent.

Ed
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Feter said 4211 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Salome
Impressive ..beyeond all expectation the ocrchstration
just amazing .old middle east with alot of charm sound
from the guitar .this is genious work my friend .thnx
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davisamerica said 4211 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
wow bill
you got this one wonderfully right... very impressive... simply beautiful.. and.. wait...Yes!! Downloadable !!! Excellent and I am.... very nice
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said 4211 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Excellent
Music for the Soul....
said 4211 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Salome
This is just awesome!!!! You capture the flavor of the region & times, but present it in so very many textures. Great arrangement and an extraordinary melody!!!!!

Respectfully,
Wade
thetiler said 4211 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Thanks so much farlowe
I really appreciate that alot!

Again, thank you so much!
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guitapick said 4211 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Always a pleasure...
...to listen to your music, Bill. Thanks...
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david.sfinzi said 4209 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
salome
really fine work.
composition, orchestration, performance.

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thetiler said 4209 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Thanks David
!
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said 4208 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Interesting..
Interesting music. I liked the guitar in the mix, and the melody is memorable. Sort of has a Spanish lilt to it in places. I thought the mix was also good. Well done!
saymme said 3969 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
I'm honoured to hear this
adds a very different & nice / interesting & very beautiful dimension to You other songs I've heard with mostly You & Your Guitar ! This is definately a great 'genre' You have here fits You so well !!! wow..
Courtsey To You : ) heLena
thetiler said 3336 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Thanks
heLena !
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