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Kyrie Katrina

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Composed, arranged and recorded in Logic. Kyrie Katrina begins with part of the Gregorian chant Orbis factor XI which then leads into a soundscape of the Hurricane including the bells of the historic Saint Louis Cathedral. I was at home in the French Quarter for the duration of the Hurricane and the sounds I heard inspired me to compose this music shortly after the storm in 2005. scotty hill

The French Quarter and other areas near the river never did flood. We are above sea-level. The newer "developed" suburbs are below sea-level and that is where the majority of flooding happened.
The media would have you believe 100% was underwater. That simply was not the case. So don't believe all of what was broadcast. The Tremé TV is not the best source of what really happened. There was good news that never was published.

Photograph: Saint Anthony's Garden, rear of the Cathedral after the storm, August 2005.
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kristyjo said 1511 days ago (August 29th, 2015)
I remember this from ten years ago
It is still as beautiful as it was then.
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Cori Ander said 1511 days ago (August 29th, 2015)
It is very close to exactly 10 years ago now, isn't it so?

I remember reading and hearing about it in the media, wondering how things were for you over there, and hoping that it would be well.

This is an impressing soundtrack that I guess conveys some of the fateful powers of an arriving hurricane. Something that I have never been even close to, but I can imagine a bit of it, and the soundtrack helps on the way.

Great to hear from you Scotty!
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PeterB7858 said 1511 days ago (August 29th, 2015)
Kyrie Katrina
10 years... Hard to imagine what is was like being there. Watched all seasons of Treme and, even though it was a fictional TV series, it did seem, to me, on the other side of the world..., to provide an inkling of what the complexity and frustration of the aftermath might have been like. Music can be a healer, though. Fine work. Thanks, Scotty. Take care, Peter.
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Skunkwrx said 1509 days ago (August 30th, 2015)
and noble. Amazing track, really. The storm section is BEAUTIFULLY done. Edge of the chair stuff... I've done the post-hurricane-morning walk any number of times here in the Northeast (with it's weird, low atmospheric pressure glow), but I don't think I've ever experienced loss to the degree you have.
Very moving piece.

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paul f. page said 1509 days ago (August 31st, 2015)
Noble...is it.
I love the opening bars: so rich and sad.
Storm section is so powerful! And it is detailed, too, right down to the whistle of the wind — not just the blast. ... This little suite is an apt and precise picture of the events intended to be portrayed. You have such skill in shading your orchestra "just so" and in pulling out the emotional elements of the music with careful mixing of volume, overlapping voices, fades, etc.
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Bowman said 1509 days ago (August 31st, 2015)
introspective and powerful.
Well done Scotty.
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RichardSchletty said 1508 days ago (August 31st, 2015)
Striking, tactile, powerful
This is quite a composition. A tour de force of nature. Very cinematic. Nice job. What instrument and effects libraries did you use?
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J.A.Stewart said 1507 days ago (September 2nd, 2015)
Haunting and... Harrowing
Lots of Gravity in this piece, Scotty.

The score and sound effects combine seamlessly to paint an aural picture of NOLA during that time. ;)

--- Joe
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papag said 1506 days ago (September 3rd, 2015)
felt some moods
somber tones and fearful moments came through in this piece. i could visualize a lot of the commotion. wow!

thanks for the download.
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Doug Somers said 1432 days ago (November 15th, 2015)
Sombre and Stunning
Beautifully orchestrated and conceived. This is evocative even before the SFX come in. I can't imagine what it was like to have ridden out this storm but I have a small sense of it from what you laid down here. This is a seriously lovely work. Bravo!
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H3nry said 1429 days ago (November 18th, 2015)
Catches the power of the storm musically and in SFX from foreboding introduction thru the storm to aftermath. Thanks for the download.
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Philip18 said 1420 days ago (November 27th, 2015)
Kyrie Katrina
Very atmospheric music which captures a range of moods. The sound effects work well. Big sound. Impressive, Scotty!
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