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Merrily Down The Stream


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mrattue

 Genre: Ambient

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A little escapism here! I went boating along the River Stour in Dedham Vale last summer, and being more of a canal than a stream, there was no current, and it was very serene and easy. I try to convey some of the sense of the experience. Cast off and dream away.....;-)
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Hits: 2387
Comments: 23
Fans: 8
Plays: 91
Downloads: 70
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jun 14, 2012 - 01:50:01 PM
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2016 - 01:25:43 PM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 08:12:48 PM
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Comments
Loob said 1889 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
I guess you were just born to be on the water aye Mark?
I was singing staggered with you. LOL
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Loob said 1889 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Sorry I mean Marc.
Just habit... to spell it thusly
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mrattue said 1889 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
Hi Freddy!
Thanks for stopping by! I think this could be a karaoke hit, what do you think?

No problem about the misspelling. Get it all the time!

Marc
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egobandit said 1889 days ago (June 14th, 2012)
refreshing
I got lost in this, the way you build on the guitar first with a flute then the horns great ride!
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mrattue said 1889 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Glad
the boat got going for you!

Cheers for listening and leaving a comment. Very encouraging.

Marc
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Narad said 1888 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Merrily Down The Stream
Thanks for the little escapism ! Very nice listen ! :)
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mrattue said 1888 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Hi Narad!
Glad you liked this one!

Thanks for listening.

Marc
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PaulaMunk said 1888 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Lovely.
When I was involved in singing this in a round in first grade, I put my hands over my ears so I wouldn't mess up. Of course, everyone but me stopped singing on cue. An embarrassment that haunted me for a couple hours. I was a kid. I got over it. Now, I'm going to have an anxiety about that instead the test dreams I usually have. Crap! ;)
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mrattue said 1888 days ago (June 15th, 2012)
Hope
the tune helps you cope with such an uncomfortable memory!

Musical embarrassments are too numerous for me to remember ;-)

Thanks for listening

Marc
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dave_b said 1884 days ago (June 19th, 2012)
Merrily Down The Stream
Nice picking. Flute sounds especially good on top. Soft vocals add to the mood.
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mrattue said 1884 days ago (June 20th, 2012)
Hi Dave!
Thanks for listening and i'm glad you enjoyed it.

Cheers now

Marc
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Jarvoid said 1882 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
Very gentle and paddly inspiring
I want to get out on my kayak now !!

Nicely built,the horns don't quite work for me.....I know where you are coming from.......if it was a midi keyboard you were using I would have used "brass ensemble"and made it sound like a Yorkshire Brass Band....or perhaps double the horn up with a trombone and a french horn...not a crit just a suggestion.....or shoot me ...it's an alternative.

Jarvoid
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mrattue said 1881 days ago (June 22nd, 2012)
Hi Jarvoid!
Thanks for listening.

i take your point about the brass. i could have made it a bit more fun with a full brass section. It was a real sort of mess around rather than proper design. i kept adding bassoons and what not without any plan as such and just left it when i thought it sounded OK.

Thanks for the comment.

Marc
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jfisenne said 1881 days ago (June 22nd, 2012)
Merrily Down The Stream
You certainly captured the serenity of the picture and your experience. This is a real nice take on a song most of us are familiar with. I like how you added just a hint of sadness to parts of it (at least that's how I interpreted it). Well done.
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mrattue said 1879 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
Thank you!
Glad this one appealed to you.

Thanks so much for the comment. Very encouraging.

Marc
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mrattue said 1879 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
i hear
the sad tones occasionally, too, in a nostalgic and gentle way. You are right. i had not realised!

Thank you again

Marc
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Philip18 said 1837 days ago (August 5th, 2012)
Merrily down the stream
Gentle and relaxing tune. The instrumentation is good - I like the way you build things up as the tune progresses. I don't get on the water much, but I do remember singing the song as a round at Primary School! Beautiful!
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mrattue said 1831 days ago (August 11th, 2012)
Thanks, man!
Glad you enjoyed it.

Must get out more on the water myself. i fancy the old canals, but i need a nimble first mate!

Cheers now

marc
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paul f. page said 1806 days ago (September 5th, 2012)
Gentle ride
You've made some very interesting decisions with the various solos that keep this peaceful musical journey always fresh. I enjoyed what you did here.
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mrattue said 1800 days ago (September 11th, 2012)
Hi Paul!
Thanks for listening, and i'm glad that the tune took you gently downstream all right!!

Marc
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bud said 1729 days ago (November 21st, 2012)
Night before Thanksgiving here
been cooking and cleaning all day to get ahead of the crowd coming over tomorrow for dinner. Decided to take a break while my wife does the pies. Stumbled on your forum post and landed here. So glad I did. Just what I needed really. Well conceived and nicely executed.
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mrattue said 1729 days ago (November 22nd, 2012)
Hi Bud!
Thanks for listening and i am glad it hit the spot for you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Marc
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PatriciaGirl said 1538 days ago (May 31st, 2013)
very nice :)
A gentle and sweet little ride down the stream with you. A pleasant sounding piece that invokes a serene sense of contentment while enjoying the surroundings. Thanks for that!

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Name: Marc Rattue
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Forty something (just!), reclusive, seafaring latecomer, up until a year or so ago a writer of poetry, but more recently moved into music, having found that the production of songs was possible with a minimum of talent with the aid of modern technolo... [see more]

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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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