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Fredo's chanson


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Renaissance

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Fredo is a young man of the court. However, no tournaments and battles for him: he hangs out with the musicians and dreams of playing with them, traveling from town to town.

This is one of the movements in my Courtly Suite.
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Comments: 27
Fans: 12
Plays: 421
Downloads: 224

Uploaded: May 07, 2007 - 12:08:25 AM
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2008 - 10:39:04 AM Last Played: May 17, 2017 - 03:10:50 PM
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Hardware:
Kobliczek renaissance alto in G, Rhode microphone, Mac G5
Software:
Logic, Early Patches lute soundfont
Comments
ceilidh said 3701 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
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if you knew Vic, how indescribably happy you make me, posting this kind of music. i have no words... it is just stunning. you made my day.
thank you paja
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tommarie said 3701 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Hi!
This is really a nice renaissance style piece. So cool that you own (or have access to) and and can play such wonderful instruments.
Very enjoyable "minstrel" feeling, Fredo!

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VicDiesel said 3701 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Instruments
thanks for the comments.

Just to clarify, the recorder is my new toy, an absolutely wonderful renaissance instrument; the lute is a software instrument, played from my keyboard.

Victor.

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said 3700 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Fantastic, Swords & sorcery Music!
Im the type of guy that goes to the renaissance festival every summer so you can imagine how much I enjoy this very creative music, Excellent!
perceptualvortex said 3700 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
I'm there
Wow, this really takes me back a few hundred years. I picture the troubadours gathered in town, playing to a happy crowd. This is by far the best renaissance tune on MacJams so far. Very enjoyable, nice work!
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VicDiesel said 3700 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Actually,
I think this is the only renaissance tune on MJ at the moment. Just click on the "renaissance" link at the top of this page....

But thanks for the compliment.

Victor.

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perceptualvortex said 3700 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Yep
Welcome to my dry sense of humor. I really did enjoy this, though.

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jim mason said 3700 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
thank for the review
I appreciate the comments on my song "to love and not be loved" I can see your point on the rhythm parts. I guess i stole that from the beatles, they would play simple on the beat rhythm and let the bass and drums flutter around. it creates a certain hypnosis. I guess that was what I was going for. but your point is well taken. you only like what you like.
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Enrique Gil said 3700 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
beautiful beautiful!
this one is a download! I love the medieval/Renaissance sound. Thank you man!
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said 3699 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Scarbrough
:) So you must know of the Scarbrough Renaissance Festival they hold over here in our parts of the state (in Waxahachie, Texas.)...? A great time, and you could fit right in with the recorder...

Well done.

. - Harold
VicDiesel said 3697 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Ren Fest
Well, I've hard of Scarborough, but Excalibur is closer to me.

I've been to a renfest, but so far haven't played in one. I'm sure it'll happen. I have some contacts.

Thanks for listening.

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Feter said 3697 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
WOW
this is SO Gorgious my friend
the work hold alot of wonderfull
charms and magics...is it your writing ?
the playin is so so wonderfull ...!
alas I dont dare to say my works are
renaissance but almost based on this method
of writing ....this is a deep bow for this work
wish to hear more gems like this my friend
thank you !!
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said 3696 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
this is very nice
definitely takes me away to a time of Lords and Ladies, courts and jesters. It's a bit short, but what is here is excellent!
musichead said 3696 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
very cool
Im always looking for something that is a bit on the fun side..This sounds like fun!! Id like to hear more, It seemed short!!
Also I heard some hissing. But rode is a good mic.
are you crossing the mics? Still all and all. Great job!!
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Dharma Logos said 3695 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
Great sounding software lute.
This piece is beautiful, enjoyable, intellectually and artistically satisfying, and too short.
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Mystified said 3695 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
So nice....
...to hear this on MJs :)

Lovely tune....hope there are more on the way!
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VicDiesel said 3695 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Actually,
there are. Stay tuned....

Victor.

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Wildcat said 3694 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Unexpeccted
Nice to discover this here now...fits for me to this evening.
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Bowman said 3686 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
First rate tune and playing Vic.
I'm hardly an expert on Renaissance music. This does evoke it yet it has a contemporary edge to it as well which to me makes it even more interesting and enjoyable.
Best,
Bowman


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VicDiesel said 3685 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Contemporary renaissance
Thanks for commenting.

Yes, this is not really renaissance; this is an improvisation trying to sound 16th or 17th century like. But I'm well aware that I've taken some liberties: although the melody is mostly diatonic and the harmonies mostly classical, everyone once in a while something anachronistic sneaks through. I just let it be. I'm a child of my time...

Victor.

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Cameron said 3642 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
new twist on ancient setting
Thanks for the heads-up on this. I really enjoyed it.

I like the sound of the alto recorder in G. Although a whole-step higher than the more common (?) alto in F, it retains the full-bodied characteristics of what I think of as an "alto" sound.

Nice lute soundfont...but hopefully someday you'll get a real live "lutist" (is that a word?? LOL) to record this piece with you.

The chord progressions towards the end were an interesting twist and built up wonderfully to that quasi-cadenza, when you took some liberties with the tempo. VERY nice.

Excellent composition and lovely performance.
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VicDiesel said 3642 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
Alto in G
Thanks for commenting.

The alto in G is a pretty uncommon instrument, even among people who are into early music. But when I played it I knew I just had to have it, and this piece just came about improvising on it.

I've classified this piece as renaissance, but of course it isn't really. Some of the chords aren't even baroque. All in good fun....

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composerclark said 3640 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
Very fine.
I really like it! It is your recorder playing that really sells this piece; very well done, very musical. The lute soundfont actually sounds reasonably good here; only suggestion I have is to consider cutting it back somewhat, dynamically, since the renaissance lute is a pretty quiet instrument. (Some lutes are louder than others, obviously, but the lutes I played were significantly quieter than a classical guitar, which is itself a pretty quiet instrument.)

Some anachronistic harmonies in there, esp. towards the end, but that didn't bother me; I was just surprised by it. Kind of interesting, actually!

Really fine work here, Victor.
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BossHook said 3467 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Refreshing
A wonderful piece and refreshing to hear it performed so true to the time period of music.
saymme said 3429 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
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This is BEAUTIFUL...as for the description-hrrrmm ITS GREAT LOL !!!!!!!!!
John Stebbe said 3288 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Tone
Victor, your tone on the instrument is really a pleasure. So full-bodied and expressive. So you wrote this piece? It conjures up the medieval-renaissance period quite handily. And your lute playing (on the keyboard, I gather?) is convincing. You can just see the lords and ladies dancing with hands extended.

The piece does not take any unexpected harmonic turns, which is good, if you're going for period authenticity. By contrast, my wife and I saw the movie "Marie Antoinette" with Kirsten Dunst. The music was written by Sting. The movie had one scene with lute music, but there was definitely a modern/pop edge to it, which made the viewer think more about how 'wrong' the music sounded than what else was happening on-screen. They should have hired you, instead!
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VicDiesel said 3288 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Tone
John,

thanks for the compliments. The tone is partly due to the instrument which is a G-alto. It sounds either like a lighter alto, or a deeper soprano. I really like it.

In my courtly suite, this was the first movement I wrote, so it's fairly straightforward: 4 phrases of 8 bars, and no unexpected turns. Later movements became a bit more adventurous.

I'm surprised that Sting's music was so incongruous. He just recorded an album of Dowland songs that actually got decent reviews. You'd think he would be acquainted with the style. I'll check out the movie.
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