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This arrangement is a bit of a raucous world-music-influenced rendering of the old Burgundian Christmas carol "Guillô, Pran ton Tamborin", also called "Guillaume Prends ton Tambourin" in modern French, "Willie Take your Little Drum" in English, or perhaps best known as "Pat a Pan". The original was written around 1700 by Bernard de La Monnoye (1641-1728) and who is apparently best known for his collection of Burgundian carols. I have only ever heard this one as far as I know.

I thought it would be fun to try some variation on how the tune is presented, since it gets a little repetitious if played straight - to my tastes anyway. Fortunately, the tune seems to happily lend itself to quite a bit of variation when different instruments are used which allows for regional and cultural influences to come washing through parts of the piece in a kind of joyful melange. I don't know if the style of the original would have been danced to, but the lyrics state that there is singing, dancing and jumping to be done, and I certainly feel a strong dance quality to the piece.

I found one rendition of this tune on Narada Christmas CD that amalgamated three French carols into one track. There was an unfamiliar section in that rendition that might have been a bridge or a fourth carol. I used the same melody here as a bridge for a harkening back to the tones of the more traditional instruments used in the introduction that is answered by the tones from instruments from countries further east.

This is another tune like From Shetland to Syria that takes its inspiration from the kind of world sound that Loreena McKennitt brings forth in many of her pieces. I was really fortunate to see her and her band live at Bluesfest in Ottawa this past year and it was a most engaging display of musicianship. I think a little of that concert's atmosphere has lingered in my studio until now.

I'm not fully happy with the mastering but it's time to stop the fiddling and move on.

Comments, constructive or otherwise are always welcome.

Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to shuffle your feet :o)


Dedication:
This piece is dedicated to my children Caitlin and Michael, two of the finest people I've had the pleasure to know. I may be a parent, but still .......

Artwork: Cantigas de Santa Maria
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Lyrics
Lyrics (as found in Mama Lisa's World Blog):

Patapan 
(French)
Guillaume prends ton tambourin

Toi, prends ta flûte, Robin;

Au son de ces instruments

Turelurelu, patapatapan

Au son de ces instruments

Je dirai Noël gaîment.

C’était la mode autrefois

De louer le Roi des rois

Au son de ces instruments

Turelurelu, patapatapan

Au son de ces instruments

Il nous en faut faire autant.

L’homme et Dieu sont plus d’accord

Que la flûte et le tambour;

Au son de ces instruments

Turelurelu, patapatapan

Au son de ces instruments

Chantons, dansons, sautons en!

Willie Take Your Little Drum 
(English)

Willie take your little drum,
Robin take your flute, come!

To the sound of these instruments

Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan,

To the sound of these instruments

I will joyfully sing Merry Christmas!

It was the way of yonder times

To praise the king of kings

To the sound of these instruments

Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan,

To the sound of these instruments

We must do the same.

Man and god agree

About the flute and the little drum…

To the sound of these instruments

Tu-re-lu-re-lu, pat-a-pat-a-pan,

To the sound of these instruments

Sing! Dance! Jump around!


For aficionados of the old Burgundian dialect:

Guillô, pran ton tamborin
(Burgundian Dialect)

Guillô, pran ton tamborin;

Toi, pran tai fleúte, Rôbin!

Au son de cé instruman,

Turelurelu, patapatapan,

Au son de cé instruman

Je diron Noei gaiman

C’ étó lai môde autrefoi

De loüé le Roi dé Roi,

Au son de cés instruman,

Turelurelu, patapatapan,

Au son de cés instruman,

Ai nos an fau faire autan.

Ce jor le Diale at ai cu

Randons an graice ai Jesu

Au son de cés instruman,

Turelurelu, patapatapan,

Au son de cés instruman
,
Fezon lai nique ai Satan.

L’homme et Dei son pu d’aicor

Que lai fleúte & le tambor.

Au son de cés instruman,

Turelurelu, patapatapan,

Au son de cés instruman,

Chanton, danson, sautons-an.
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drakonis said 2862 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Loreena-esque
Yes it does have a bit of her Middle-eastern rhythmic flair (you lucky guy, seeing her in concert!) Having some of the percussion pat-a-panned over in my left ear was a little oud... um, odd (sorry, can't help it)... but other than that, this is really gorgeous. Love the arrangement, instruments, and gentle wafting between melodies. Didn't shuffle my feet, but was swaying my torso like a snake-charmer instead :-) Loved it!
ttfn,
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Doug Somers said 2862 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
You old snake charmer you
Percussion a little oud? What Erhu, hard of hearing? After listening to your latest lullaby, clearly not.

Thanks Eduard for your kind remarks. And torso swaying is a great core body exercise I hear.

Be well,
Doug
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Feter said 2862 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Guillô, Pran ton Tamborin
This is incredible ...I used to give an ear to
fusion world music ...but as this is renaissance
bound ancient music which where I do believe the
world gathered on the same spirit of music and
all despite the society or destination you really
crownded this theory of mine and here is the real
TRUE art ...just amazing all the element ..
this is giant ...GIANT by all mean !!!!!!!

the world need to listen to this GEM ...!

thnx alot for sharin such gorgeous Mater Piece !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Doug Somers said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Right on
I so agree that the world does gather in the same spirit of music - its impact affects us all regardless of our culture. I believe your theory is quite correct. There are influences that once moved through trade routes and now through the internet. Apart from the joy of listening to various forms of musical creativity, if fusion music can open people to understanding each other a little better I am all for that too!

Feter, as always you have such enthusiastic and kind words to say. Many thanks for stopping by and leaving such encouraging words.

Your friend,
Doug
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magnatone said 2862 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
wow
doug, this is sensational! so great to see a new upload from you - love the middle eastern feel. i totally understand how tough it is to just "let it go" - but this one was ready! congrats!
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Doug Somers said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Glad you thought it was ready Karen
I wrestled with this piece more than any other, and I think in the end that tension has left its mark. I often have the poster's remorse too, where I start to hear other things I should have cleaned up once it's been uploaded.

That aside, thanks for the supportive words and for having a listen!

Be well,
Doug
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kassia said 2862 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
around the world in 3.5 minutes
well done! what a journey of sound and texture. you have done an amazing job of combining styles and sounds. i especially love the heavy bass hip-hop sort of beats underneath the ethnic instruments. the back and forth between the powerful eastern sounds and the delicate renaissance feel is very intriguing. there were a couple transitions that felt a little jarring, but otherwise this is a fabulous arrangement of this carol.
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johnwhitehead said 2862 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
Carol
Beautifully arranged and produced. Such a rich aural tapestry. Love the east meets west sythesis. Incredible where you take this in the end.
Very impressive musicianship at work here.
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Doug Somers said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Hey Kassia
It is always interesting where an underlying idea will take one, and I guess that kind of thematic influence is what art brings forth in all its forms. I am keen to tidy this pice up at some point, and I hope that the places where I wrestled most will clarify into a clear musical solution. Also, I need a larger computer as this piece brought my maxed-out laptop to its knees!

Thanks for your feedback and kind words. They are much appreciated.

Take care,
Doug
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Doug Somers said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Wow John, you highpraisemeister
Thanks man for the comments. Your lyrical abilities spill over into your comments - thanks so much for the generous support.

Take care,
Doug
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Moviz said 2862 days ago (December 17th, 2009)
An eclectic
mix of european and Eastern influences that meld together so well.... the percussion and the voices give this that extra authenticity.... strange how we think of both snowy and warm sandy places having a Christmas feel.... just goes to show how we can be influenced in many ways.... love the atmosphere you created here Doug, Merry Christmas, M
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Doug Somers said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Most perceptive
'how we think of both snowy and warm places having a Christmas feel' - so true, although I hadn't consciously thought of that. Ah, influence is subtle, and flows without word, image or sometimes thought.

Best to you and yours for Christmas and thanks for the kind words!
Cheers,
Doug
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DWL said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Very different
and very satisfying twists and turns. Very clever how you managed to work all those styles into one song!

Cheers

Dick
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Doug Somers said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
So glad you liked it
There is a lot of room I think for fusion type pieces (after all I think it was you who put me on to the Afro Celt Sound System) and I find a natural affinity to take on this kind of project from time to time. When it works it just flows.

Thanks again Dick! Much appreciated,
Doug
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Ex_Silentio said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Variation
Really surprising mix of cultures here. I'm vaguely aware that the two styles have certain elements in common, perhaps exemplified by Sheila Chandra's mixing Celtic and Indian sounds and themes. I really like that kind of mix, and this succeeds in that respect. Minor nit might be the synthy perc instruments mixed in with the more authentic sounding ones. But still the rhythm track is great, not to mention the crystal clear vocals, the rich accompaniment, and the usual expert mix. Thanks for shaking me up this morning. Great listen and DLed.
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Doug Somers said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
To synth or not to synth - ahhh, that is the question
I know what you mean. I have also heard pieces where in an otherwise acoustic tune there was a squealing guitar and sometimes it works and in other pieces it doesn't. I decided here to go for some synth percussion, although I will say that the synthy nature was enhanced by the way I mastered the piece (which I'm still not happy with BTW). I was almost tempted to post the unmastered version since all of the recordings for the samples are pretty good as they are.

The vocals are fun here, and the clear sound comes from the folks at Quantum Leap who I think did a brilliant job of capturing these singers in a way that their sounds can be reused. There was an Indian vocal instrument as well that I was going to use but I thought that two vocal textures were enough.

Glad you were beneficially shook up and thanks for the comments!!

Keep well,
Doug
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Char said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Wow!
Quite a wonderful piece. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Sounds as if you labored a long time. And it was well worth it. Thanks.
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Doug Somers said 2861 days ago (December 18th, 2009)
Thanks Char
It's great to find your comments here today. It was a labour (almost in the birthing sense with this one - and I thought that the more babies you have, the easier the births!)

Merci for the kind words.

Take care,
Doug
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particledots said 2861 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
this is fantastic stuff
genre shifting world music feel
i should get you in to help out on future siscom variations
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Doug Somers said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Genre Shifters R Us
Thanks for the supportive comments. I find these kind of projects where I look for common roots in music that can be taken in different but complimentary directions a lot of fun.

And I'd love to help you out in future.

Thanks again!
Doug
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Bowman said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Great
to hear a new post from you Doug. Love this for several reasons. First the exotic middle eastern Christmas thing going on. It just bring me closer to an authentic era for this holiday. As beautiful as traditional German and Victorian tunes are they just feel so far removed from the origins of this day.

Love the percussion and raucous though it is, you've made wonderful use of QL's libraries here.

You've obviously had loads of fun creating this and put in loads of work and it's been worth it.
Well done my friend,
Charlie
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Doug Somers said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Charlie my man
I find the comments and perspectives in people's comments so rich here. Thank you for sharing them - yours is a bit of a twist on the perspective Maurice shared but it sheds new light as well.

Glad you liked it! It was certainly fun to try out some of the new libraries - they really provide new ideas, although they are memory hogs without compare.

Be well!
Doug


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Roxylee said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Totally innovative
Yes!! Loreena in Damascus! Way cool, Doug. The instrumentation and voices is fantastic! I'n not adept at mixing (and that's the understatement of the year) but this sounds just fine to my ears.
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Doug Somers said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Glad this worked for your ears
I'm still learning Ozone (and Logic, and the Play system, and the packages..) so I get very impatient wanting to create without knowing all the power these pieces of software are capable of bringing to a mix. Still, it's coming bit by bit.

Loreena did a Mediterranean tour which featured a number of pieces that explored the origins of Celtic music as influenced from that part of the world. It would be cool to have people of the various cultures in the audience just to have an authentic mix of their energies in the same space along with the music itself.

Thanks for your kind comments Roxy. It's always a pleasure to hear from you!

Take care,
Doug
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bud said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
What a great trip
I feel like a time/space traveler nimbly hopping continents and centuries. Excellent mix and wild imagination.
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Doug Somers said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Travel at the speed of thought
I've never been said to have a wild imagination before, and I take that to be a real compliment! I love your metaphor of the traveller.

Thanks Bud, I appreciate your having a listen and letting me know what you thought.

Peace,
Doug
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Boundless said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Delightful, Doug
Such a creative mix of genres
on this timeless classic.
Love the arabic touch too.

Well done - merci !
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Doug Somers said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Vous êtes si gentil Monsieur
Thank you for coming by for a listen Bernard. And good luck as you further develop your new piece - I'm keen to hear the finished product.

Cordialement,
Doug
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guitapick said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Wow...
...what a great listen! Fine variations in scope and instrumentation, Doug. I'm no master of mastering, myself...but this sounds sweet to my ear.
Kudos!
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Doug Somers said 2860 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
The Guitarman...
Bob, nice to have your thoughts on this one. If you think it's a great listen who am I to argue??

Much appreciated amigo,
Take care,
Doug
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Diviner said 2859 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
What a mad mix
This total fusion of ethnic instruments is very intoxicating and very well composed. It has a very professional sound. Nice one Doug, I enjoyed this very much.
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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Thanks Keith
It's like cooking - a little of this, a dash of that - and voila.

I'm glad you enjoyed the little Christmas intoxication.... Be well,
Doug
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richard13 said 2859 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
Very cool, Doug
I like it a lot and don't know how you could improve it. Thanks for the d/l: it goes straight to my MacJams Christmas playlist. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday/holyday.
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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
I love it when
I come across a piece and think - the artist has let us download it! Another iPod number.

Thanks Richard, and all the best to you and yours for the holiday as well.

Cheers,
Doug

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VicDiesel said 2859 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
Multi-culti christmas
Indian tablas, duduk, electronic drums, somewhat arabic strings, Enya vocals, and they all play nice together.

Enjoyed.
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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
It's kind of fun when you can ask
'Now what does this piece need at this point?' and not be restrained to an instrument or sound that would normally be heard with what has already been laid down. I also love to find the common elements between musical styles. I recall hearing the Chieftans play with a group from China and was delighted at the results.

Thanks again VIc.
Take care,
Doug
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billykirsch said 2859 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
Doug
This is a mix so different to anything I listened before, and so ear/mind opening.

Amazing how you choose your influences and how well they are built into a coherent piece. You have the openness to see the commonality among the differences and build over them. This would be a better world if we could do that more frequently.

Extremely well performed for my humble musical perception.

Thanks Doug. This is something my kids will love as a christmas carrol for sure (for a change).

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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Building upon commonality
It would indeed be a better world if we could do that more frequently. Maybe some day.

I hope your kids like the tune as well. If they join the Fan Club they can write in for a super EP dance party mix. :) Do they even have fan clubs for musical artists anymore??

Thanks for your very kind words Billy, and all the best of the season to you and your family.

Peace,
Doug
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B. Flat said 2859 days ago (December 20th, 2009)
I
love the multi-cultural approach you took here! It sounds ancient and world-music new at the same time. Very beautiful and Exotic. Great work!
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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Gracias Mr. Flat
Nothing like spanning time at the same time as spanning distance - might as well and pick up all the great musical influences of both.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. Be well!
Doug
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lengold said 2858 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
I am a total
sucker for these eastern beats and vocalisations. This is a truly epic track Doug and one which I will enjoy listening to many times. Amazing production and mix.
Downloaded. thanks.
Cheers
Len

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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
I'm in your debt
Thanks Len. I really appreciate your perspective on this work, and I'm glad this eastern style resonates well for you. It's surprising for me to feel this affinity in the sense I really know very little about world music and yet I feel called to express myself musically in all of these cultural forms.

Enjoy your download!
Take care,
Doug


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smokey bacon jnr said 2858 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Brilliant
this is a fantastic fusion piece, had me bopping my head along to it. Really nice eclectic mix of instruments - were they all virtual? You kept the character of each instrument well - often synth instruments sound nothing like the way the real instrument would be played. Genius.
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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Indeed they are
all virtual instruments. The ones that come from Quantum Leap I find to be really good - well recorded, with lots of articulations and a pretty good interface for tweaking them. The downside is that if your want the sounds to come across like they are naturally being played/sung, you want to use many articulations and they tend to be memory hogs. For this piece I had to bounce most tracks to proceed.

Anyway, those tribulations aside, I'm really glad you like the piece and that you could bop along to it.

Thanks for your kind words,
Doug
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jiguma said 2858 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Very nicely done Doug!
A really rich collection of sounds, and from what I can see from your limited description of the actual playing here, even the vocals are samples - have I got that right? What is "QL Voices Of Passion"? Fantastic sounds - I really love it, but the words above were confusing in that I kept waiting for them to appear. I have my Christmas brain in, so apologies for the lack of comprehension. :)
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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Hi Neil,
yes, the vocals are from Quantum Leap Voices of Passion - it's a package of 5 female singers (Syrian, Welsh, American, Indian, and Bulgarian) where you can either have them sing mainly vowel-type sounds or preset musical phrases. In this piece, the long phrases were from the Syrian voice, and the other voice was the American one.

Ahhhhh, the lyrics. Yes, I realised afterwards that the words for the lyrics never do get sung. I should have explained that I put them in more for musical background for those who might know the tune in one of the languages, but I never used them in the piece. Sorry for the missed expectation, and despite this being a time of year when many brains get a little fogged, it would seem YOURS - at least - is working quite well.

Cheers Neil,
Happy Christmas!
Doug
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crissew said 2858 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Love this type of world music
Huge fan of Jesse Cook. Not sure if you have heard of him but he blends latin beats with egyptian themes and has some stuff similar to this but with a flamenco guitar thrown in as well. Very cool stuff. Love middle eastern stuff. So soulful.
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Doug Somers said 2857 days ago (December 22nd, 2009)
Thanks so much, Charles
I will get over to check on your latest soon. I really appreciate you supportive comments.

Yes, I know Jesse Cook. By coincidence, I also saw him last year at the same Blues Fest I mentioned above where I saw Loreena McKennitt. His style is really intriguing where he starts with a flamenco base and then takes it where it wants to go. His band really rocked and his choice of guest artists who joined him on stage for a number or two were also first rate. I'm a big fan for sure.

Thanks again, and all the best for the holidays!

Doug
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segiperkasa said 2851 days ago (December 29th, 2009)
awesome mix influence
very cool song.... with a lot of variety musical influence ..... very wonderful.. just awesome ...
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Doug Somers said 2849 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Variety
Sometimes it's fun to follow a simple theme and keep things musically small and contained. Sometimes it is the contrast of component parts of the tune that add the interest. This time I went for the variety.

So glad you liked it! Thanks for the very kind remarks!

Doug
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Jarvoid said 2834 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Oh very nice
cross cultural sounds from Winchester to the Kasbah or as you say in your notes Shetland to Syria....a nice counterpoint to a regular diet of blues and rock...this rocks in a genteel and historical manner ! Jarvoid
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Doug Somers said 2833 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
It would be a counterpoint indeed
and I have enjoyed checking out your most recent work as well. And are you suggesting a new category of rock - Genteel Rock? or would it be Historical Rock? :)

Thanks for your comments mate,
Be well,
Doug
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thetiler said 2825 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Like how this starts off
almost reminds me of how stairway to heaven starts on. But of course the sounds is got a great classic feel. Then it really goes into a different sound in indian direction. Like traveling to distant lands. Interesting cultural changes. A foreign cultural treat ! This is great I don't have to pay and take all my luggage and get on a plane I can listen to this and I am in that special distant land !

Thanks for sharing. Lots of wonderful orchestration !
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Doug Somers said 2823 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Wow, Stairway .....
Thanks Bill - I'm so glad my discount travel agency can bring you to all of these places for the price of the time to listen. Thanks for your very kind words sir. It's always a pleasure to have you stop by.

Take care,
Doug
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Soundhound said 2823 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Cool....Sound...
Really the fusion of the different cultural sound....
Nice feel to this as well, very tastefully done.....
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Doug Somers said 2800 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
Thanks 'hound
I am going to try to mix some other kind of fusion pieces in future as well and see how many boundaries I can find that can be erased one at a time.

I appreciate your comments!

thanks,
Doug
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tonestones said 2792 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Inspired blend of cultures
I love this. Beautifully done.
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Doug Somers said 2737 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Our Cultural Blender
Glad to oblige Steve. It was a blast to work on this one (although it has stretched my computing to the limit and now I'm after a more powerful workhorse to deal with all the sample access and processing).

Keep well,
Doug
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Mosaica said 2485 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
A rich tapestry of sounds
I'm really into World music, and this is a delight.
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