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Barricades Mysterieuses



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Seeing the recent posting by H3nry, I realized that I had never posted my arrangement.

Ok, so this is originally a harpsichord piece, but if you look closely at the notes it's actually not arpeggiated chords, but separate melodies that play at different divisions of the measure. Which means that you get the toccata effect from a polyphonic arrangement.
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Parichayaka said 1011 days ago (July 19th, 2016)
The recorder is such an 'underused' instrument in today's musical landscape - the humility, simplicity of its tone creates such a beautiful space when played with subtlety, as you always do.

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Philip18 said 1010 days ago (July 19th, 2016)
Barricades Mysterieuses
Lovely light melody and the instruments work beautifully together, Much enjoyed!
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jiguma said 1008 days ago (July 22nd, 2016)
I've become a bit of a recorder fan - some friends have put together an ensemble locally, and their repertoire is a joy to listen to.
I'm really enjoying listening to this, and appreciate the attention to detail in the arrangement and your fine playing.
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VicDiesel said 1008 days ago (July 22nd, 2016)
recorder ensemble
If your friends need music, I have plenty on imslp.org

This particular piece not yet.
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egobandit said 1007 days ago (July 22nd, 2016)
every part overlaps just right, very gentle its funny because I feel the need to listen to this over and over so I can pick out all the separate parts great composition
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VicDiesel said 1007 days ago (July 22nd, 2016)
picking apart
yeah, it's fun to figure out where that arpeggiated effect comes from.

Btw, the piece is not originally by me: Francois Couperin wrote it as a harpsichord piece.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1007 days ago (July 22nd, 2016)
Utterly Charming
Always a very mellowing sound..and it takes me back to my childhood....though we made a snow wall not a Barricade.
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grah3am said 1004 days ago (July 25th, 2016)
That's about all I have to say about that.
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PeterB7858 said 1002 days ago (July 27th, 2016)
Barricades Mysterieuses
Enjoyable listen, as always, Vic. Warm and lilting. Lovely playing. Sounds to nice to really be a barricade to anything... Thanks.
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H3nry said 996 days ago (August 3rd, 2016)
Unusual performance
As you say, a harpsichord piece. Slowed and played on legato sustained instruments, we hear the structure which gives the piece its unusual tension between melody and rhythm. It's a keeper.
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Ed Hannifin said 991 days ago (August 7th, 2016)
Oh yeah...
...the, um, the arpeggiated thingie, and the toccata effect...

Listening to a piece like this, I totally get how someone was inspired to invent the pipe organ...and played this way, it has a monastic vibe to it, whatever its origins..

I like the small pitch variations that result because a real person was doing all of the breathing, and breathing is a living thing, and varies...
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Doug Somers said 972 days ago (August 26th, 2016)
Les barricades
This sounds like pretty intricate work here especially in terms of arranging for multiple recorders and still allowing for the final arp effect whilst not playing it that way on any one instrument. Nice work here Vic!
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Hickling_Stan said 972 days ago (August 27th, 2016)
I never hear anything remotely like this on the radio, maybe I listen to the wrong stations? Utterly calming and yet engaging. A treat to hear.
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VicDiesel said 971 days ago (August 27th, 2016)
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No, this sort of arrangements of harpsichord pieces for recorder ensemble is unlikely to make it to the radio.
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