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The Second Coming


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RickW

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This is the 5th, and final, movement of the symphony "Alpha to Omega, Op. 1". Many thanks to G.F. Handel for helping with the finale.

Hope you enjoy it. :-)

The first 4 movements are:
1. The Creation
2. The Garden of Eden
3. The Fall of Man
4. The Redemption
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Uploaded: Jun 07, 2006 - 05:45:05 AM
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2006 - 05:25:45 AM Last Played: Dec 04, 2018 - 02:56:31 AM
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Roxylee said 4578 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
Gorgeous, Rick!
I love the peaceful beginning, like a new morning. Then-something is
going to happen- What it it?? Will we be ready? Look!! The Lord of
Glory!!!! Praise, joyful praise!! Dancing, singing, clapping! All the
peoples and nations of the Earth rejoice! Oh, yeah, Rick, you captured
it all, once again, beautifully. :-)

your #1 fan, Roxylee
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RickW said 4577 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
Gorgeous, Rick!
Thank you! I love your reactions; you have a wonderful way with words. :-)

God continue to anoint you,

Rick

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drakonis said 4578 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
bravo
Nice restrained introduction, very good orchestration. Fun skittering
middle part, you did a great job altering the first half stuff to be very
much your own. The trumpet blasts in the middle of the piece were a
little too fast to sound normal, I'd slow those staccato notes down a
little. The second half, although it was mostly recognizeable GB loops
was nice, because they were all loops I liked anyway. The crowd
cheering was good, but it and the sustained clapping was a little too
"up-front" and sort of distracted from the music... I'd start them off
loud, but fade them back a ways. Sounds like you have a good Handel
on the ending. You know, since he wrote 104 symphonies, he's a good
one to listen to for ideas... sing it with me, "Oh, We like Handel!" :-)
Anyway, a very rousing and upbeat way to end your symphony, I am
very impressed with your work!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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RickW said 4577 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
bravo
Thank you Eduard for the honest critique and kind words. I'll tone down the
millions of people cheering our Lord before it goes to the mastering lab.

God bless,

Rick

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said 4578 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
A worthy...
conclusion to your symphony. I really like this. But I cannot improve on
Drakonis' tech tips, so let me just say I concur. Give it a once over and
repost.

Uplifting! Hope filled!

God bless!
RickW said 4577 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
A worthy...
Thanks Mike!

God bless,

Rick

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Godchaser said 4578 days ago (June 7th, 2006)
caught up!
well done-nice mix of instruments-good production-well crafted-
beautiful-two hands held high w/ thumbs extended- I'm feeling it!
-Godchaser
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RickW said 4577 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
caught up!
Thank you! I'm grateful to God that this piece touched your heart.

God bless,

Rick

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said 4577 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
The Great Finale....
and the kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ... Hallelujah.

Rick, I knew you were a few years older than me, but you really were around that long ago to be able to get Handel to help you out with this piece?!... amazing. : )
RickW said 4577 days ago (June 8th, 2006)
The Great Finale....
No, Jack. Contrary to what some might say, I'm not really that ancient. :-)
Thanks so much for stopping by.

God bless,

Rick

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kristyjo said 4574 days ago (June 10th, 2006)
This has been quite an extended project
And congrats on seeing it to its conclusion. I would agree with the
comment about the crowd sounds & the trumpets sounding a bit too fast
to be believable (but then, these are angelic trumpeters who have no
problem with either incredibly fast or incredibly high notes, I suppose.)
This is a rousing, uplifting finale!
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RickW said 4574 days ago (June 11th, 2006)
This has been quite an extended project
Thank you Kristy, and many thanks for your constructive comments on my other
movements during this journey. My intention for this finale was for it to be
rousing and uplifting -- joyful beyond mere words! :-)

God bless,

Rick

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Morris R said 4572 days ago (June 12th, 2006)
A little out of my league...
But it's amazingly impressive. I can't even imagine how one goes about
writing something like this. You must be a trained musician?
RickW said 4572 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
A little out of my league...
Thank you for the kind words, but no, I am not a trained musician. I am just a
simple man who loves God and music.

God bless,

Rick

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thetiler said 4572 days ago (June 12th, 2006)
Thanks for sharing
your wonderful composition bit of help!
Love the positivness of this Rick!

Thanks much for sharing !

Enjoyed it!
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RickW said 4572 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
Thanks for sharing
Thank you so much Bill.

God bless,

Rick

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jmb1099 said 4571 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
What a Blessing!
You know from the few songs I have done that I am a guitar nut who loves
the Lord and it translates into almost everything I play or listen to. But
you, amongst others here, even though we have different styles etc
contnue to bless my heart with your music and your lives. This piece had
me tear up...it is absolutley lovely, but exciting, deep, but joyous. I
couldn't help thinking as I was listening to it about the way we just go
about our lives as if it were just another day, but then today could be "the
day" Thank you for sharing your gifts, your ministry, and your heart.
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RickW said 4571 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
What a Blessing!
Hi Jim, and thank you so much for the kind words. I am very grateful that the
Lord touched your heart with this. Yes, Jesus can return any day, and we need
to be sure we are ready.

BTW, I've noticed that iComp hasn't been very active lately. In fact, I've had
this piece on there for over a week and not one comment yet, and I've noticed
very little new classical or praise and worship songs.

Take care and God bless,

Rick

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John Stebbe said 4559 days ago (June 25th, 2006)
Touching
Even before I heard the track, I looked at the picture and was touched
by it. One day, every knee will bow, every tongue confess, that Jesus
Christ is Lord. Maranatha!

Excellent use of the symphony orchestra sounds. Sobering and
thrilling all at the same time.

Love the string loops.

The chimes are very appropriate. "Ask not for whom the bell tolls. It
tolls for thee!" One of these days, it WILL be me. (And you, Rick, and
everyone else who reads this post.)

Love the vocal loops! Where did you get those!

Blessings,

John

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RickW said 4557 days ago (June 28th, 2006)
Touching
Wow John! Thank you very much for the wonderful praise. Of course --and I
know you know this-- all praise and honor go to the Lord.

Praise His Holy Name!

Rick

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Aaron David said 4540 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
Great Journey
Hi Rick,

First off, thanks for your comment on Matchless.

I really enjoyed this piece. You took everyone on a great journey. It certainly represents what the name suggests :D. Isn't it funny how declaring simple truth can cause such excitement to swell up in the soul :D.

Keep up the good work,

Aaron
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RickW said 4538 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
Great Journey
Thank you Aaron! Yes, the simple truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exciting
indeed.


May God bless you and keep you,

Rick


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Bowman said 4536 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
An ambitious and largely successful Second Coming!
Rick it's wonderful to see someone who has such a great passion and is
able to express it so well in their art.
The opening section of The Second Coming was somber and quite fine
but having recently heard your Garden Eden it was a little familiar even
though you changed the pitch and instruments but it worked here quite
well.
What I really loved most was your middle section with that gorgeous
syncopation going on. Things were really happening here.
And of course how can you go wrong with GF Handel for a finally. An
ambitious and largely successful Second Coming.

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RickW said 4533 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
An ambitious and largely successful Second Coming!
Thanks very much Charles.

God bless,

Rick

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Cori Ander said 4535 days ago (July 20th, 2006)
Hi Rick
Hi Rick and congratulations to your finished symphony. To me your work
carries so much of what is most important of everything: Love for our
Father, our Creator. Yes I feel that more than anything else your work
radiates love of The Father, and also the joy of the coming Christ.

/Johannes "Curry" Cori Ander

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RickW said 4533 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
Hi Rick
Curry! So good of you to stop by. It's wonderful hearing from you. I pray your
move is going well?


God bless,

Rick

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RickB1 said 4523 days ago (July 31st, 2006)
A Glimpse of Glory
Rick,

I really appreciate the fact that you compose from the heart--loops or
not--you have a way of making it your own. As emotionally uplifting
and exciting as this is, can you imagine what it will really be like on
that day and for every day in the eternal hereafter? Glory!! Your joy and
sincerity shine through your music. It will be a pleasure to celebrate
with you someday!
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VicDiesel said 4453 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Very creative
I really wasn't expecting the second half of the piece. Listening to the first
half I could sort of see where the narrative arc would be going, but I
wasn't prepared for your rather literal depiction of the crowds welcoming
the second coming of the saviour. A very inspired change of mood, so to
say. Just a little nits about the production. In the first half you have that
piano coming in. It's quite rare for there to be a piano in an orchestra, and
if there is, it's typically back of the stage, among the percussion. You're
featuring it as if it was a piano concert, but the piano plays only a few
lines and then it's gone again. I would push it much furhter back because
it's not a solo instrument in this piece. -- Victor.
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VicDiesel said 4453 days ago (October 9th, 2006)
Very creative
I really wasn't expecting the second half of the piece. Listening to the first
half I could sort of see where the narrative arc would be going, but I
wasn't prepared for your rather literal depiction of the crowds welcoming
the second coming of the saviour. A very inspired change of mood, so to
say. Just a little nits about the production. In the first half you have that
piano coming in. It's quite rare for there to be a piano in an orchestra, and
if there is, it's typically back of the stage, among the percussion. You're
featuring it as if it was a piano concert, but the piano plays only a few
lines and then it's gone again. I would push it much furhter back because
it's not a solo instrument in this piece. -- Victor.
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stevewhit said 4444 days ago (October 18th, 2006)
EXCELLENT RICK! thanks!
Thanks Rick

This is so inspirational!

Steve
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Feter said 4440 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
How I missed this Gem !!
Rick a deep Bow here ... what a neat piece
of work ... the cellos get realy tence
as the theme gettin higher volumes I just
loved that .the whole piece has alot of
challenege to view new way of writing with
changing the lead insterument each time this
is very impressive specilay with clapping with
Guitar ? ..how did you manage the choir in the back
thye seems like sayin something ??
Rick this is a real GEM ... wonderfull way of writing
very emotional and very true .. Well Done and thank U!
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blaky smith said 4439 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
Bravo
Really well done, very good orchestration. Bravo Rick ! Marc
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Enrique Gil said 4438 days ago (October 25th, 2006)
way cool!
the welcoming crowd is amazing.....never heard the second coming
interpreted this way, very original. I have always though of the second
coming when I hear Tchaikovsky's 5th symphony. This is so original it
gives me goose bumps. Thanks for touching my heart.
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RickW said 4435 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
Wow, thank you everyone!
I was just informed that I had many new comments on this movement. Thank you everybody for your kind words and praise the Lord that your hearts were touched. Yes, when Jesus returns, it will be a glorious event and will be unmistakable; no one will doubt that it is He. (Matthew 24:27)

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Magritte said 4432 days ago (October 31st, 2006)
Beautiful piece!
I'm amazed to read that you aren't a trained musician. You certainly have a true musician's ear. The orchestrations are nicely varied and portray many different moods. I do agree with Drakonis about the clapping and cheering; I think the music speaks (or sings) for itself. Love the Handel at the end.
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RickW said 4432 days ago (October 31st, 2006)
Re: Beautiful piece!
Thank you Magritte. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

God bless,

Rick

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paul f. page said 4431 days ago (October 31st, 2006)
2nd Coming
Rick,
What a lovely opening...very ethereal and full of peace. The entry of solo strings and bass about a minute in is just beautiful! ... really inventive and evocative orchestration. Your biog sells you too short: you have a real gift for orchestration. Loved the solo chime!

I'm anxious to listen to more of your things. ... Glad you are back to writing. "Don't hide your gifts under the bushel basket."
Paul
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RickW said 4430 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
Re: 2nd Coming
Gawrsh Paul! Thank you so much for the compliments. I'd be lying if I said they didn't make me feel good. In all sincerity, though, I give all credit to God, for without Him I wouldn't have anything.

God bless you richly,

Rick

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trebbia said 4357 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Really nice build!
I can close my eyes and dream away:-)
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RickW said 4351 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Re: "Really nice build!"
Thank you Jonas for stopping by and listening. Yes, it will happen.


God bless,

Rick

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said 4331 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
THANKYOU RICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thankyou for this GREAT & LOVELY song...: ) Like all your songs I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great speeding up in it : ) : ) : ) : )
THANKS AGAIN I'm a BIG fan of your music ; )
MUSIC UNITES
Bless You
RickW said 4327 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Re: THANKYOU RICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello Helena! Thank you so much for the kind words and a very warm welcome to MacJams. Praise Jesus for turning your heart to Him. :-)


God bless,

Rick

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paul f. page said 4328 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
More praise...
Rick,
I just gave another listen to your 2nd coming track. I am just so impressed with your conception of the whole thing. The crowd applause and the "jubilant noise" is absolutely remarkable... I think even more so because you said you used a bunch of different orchestral and vocal loops to pull it all off. I wouldn't have any idea where to begin on such an ambitious project. This is just shattering in every possible good way. I haven't downloaded much at macjams, but this one is going straight to my iPod. How thoroughly uplifting! I am so thankful for your music.
Paul
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RickW said 4327 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Re: More praise...
Paul, what can I say? I am so grateful that this piece has touched your heart so.
It is from the heart of Jesus Christ Himself; He is real, He is coming back, and the believers who have been waiting for His return will be jubilant beyond measure.

May God bless you more and more,

Rick

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saymme said 3823 days ago (July 1st, 2008)
( :
Back for dl & a listen to Your great Music so GOOD You are here :) : ) ! I've heard all Your songs & Love them very much, You were one of the frst I listened to at Mj & therefore also a special place in my heart ! I hope You are well , aren't You making Music longer? Or perhaps just not recording HOPE YOU WILL
8 ) Peace Love & Respect Lena
RickW said 3820 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Hiya Lena!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. I'm still making music in my heart, just haven't had the time to write it all down and record. "Wish We'd Had More Time" is my latest endeavor, but was so emotional for me that took a lot of energy.

Thank you again and God Bless,

Rick


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PsalmsProgressions said 3334 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
wow
cool....
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