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Ravel Pavane



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A synth’d version of Pavane pour une infante défunte.

Ravel described the piece as "an evocation of a pavane that a little princess [infanta] might, in former times, have danced at the Spanish court". The pavane was a slow processional dance that enjoyed great popularity in the courts of Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Uploaded: Jan 01, 2015 - 11:04:00 PM
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2015 - 09:15:42 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 01:48:50 PM
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TobinMueller said 844 days ago (January 2nd, 2015)
Dance For A Lost Princess
Pavane is one of my all time favorite pieces. I also love Fauré's Pavane (he was Ravel's mentor). I played this after my sister died, when I was 16, and will always associate it with the time in my life.

See http://www.tobinmueller.com/impressions/03-DanceforaPrinceGone.mp3 for my version on solo piano.

Your version has a very nice processional feel to it. Thanks for sharing this.
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H3nry said 844 days ago (January 2nd, 2015)
I believe this was written while Ravel was still studying under Fauré. I've been exploring some of the edges of Logic's synths, getting away from standard patches. I may have strayed too far into the weird this time and taken away some of Ravel's melodic simplicity.

Looking for pictures of princesses, Google finds millions of Disney drawings and little else. It was this or Diana (who is, after all a dead princess, if not exactly an infanta). Except for Cars, every Disney movie seems to have a princess.
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Dadai.2 said 844 days ago (January 2nd, 2015)
Evocative music scene indeed...
This has a stately quality to it, yet not heavy or ponderous. I'm not familiar with Pavane but your music has an epic royal feel to it. Very enjoyable.
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egobandit said 842 days ago (January 4th, 2015)
SUch clarity
like how you panned everything in this, I like the pulsing synths really beautiful Interesting and anjoyable! I like how it evolves around 2:35
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PeterB7858 said 841 days ago (January 4th, 2015)
Contemporary textures to accompany the modern "princess" artwork. Interesting take on "former times", Henry. Quite immersive. Ravel is in da house :-) Thanks. Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 837 days ago (January 9th, 2015)
Clever and beautiful synth work!
And I first became familiar with this composition through a popular song based on it, "The Lamp is Low" (Glenn Miller). I like how this has been restaged for a more modern era, but of course that familiar theme--it's timeless. Thanks again for sharing your very fine work Henry! Michael
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