I've listened to, watched and enjoyed Summer Night Safari several times!
The only instance I have of one of my miniscule output of original compositions is the second little worship song I wrote a while after I became a Christian in 1974. I used it as one of the songs I laid down multi-track to learn how to record sequences on the Ensoniq SD-1 synth my church got in the early 1990s. It's in the form of a simple backing track (no vocals, phew!), so only the second iteration (used as a bridge I guess) has melody.
It's called Father How Glorious, and it's recorded straight out of the keyboard's internal 12 track sequencer using only the single on-board effect. Hope someone might like a listen - I have in the past (old website I think) presented the intro as me trying to do an ELO tribute...
My great uncle, who was a Jesuit priest, wrote works for the organ. This brings back wonderful memories of attending his recitals at his church, with it's incredibly huge pipe organ - pipes lined the wall behind the alter. Shake you to your very soul. When a toddler, would crawl under the pew, too intense for that age.
Platypus, great job! I found it incredibly ELO! Several ELO orchestral interludes have similarities to your piece. I'm surprised you wrote it in 1974, prior to much of Jeff Lynne's work, particularly ANWR and FTM. The first part of your songcould be something like the intro of "Tightrope". I particularly like when the flute comes in and makes a melody, it has kind of a celtic feel to it.
Strange that you didn't go back to songwriting after this work, it's a captivating art.
jrmugz is a religious guy as well, he'll probably appreciate a musical praise to the Father.
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
I think I wrote the song in late 1975 - its rising bass motif is actually inspired by Rick Wakeman's "The Battle" from Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Its original form was more pianistic, the ELO-ishness I wasn't able to achieve until that arrangement on the Ensoniq keyboard in 1990. However after ANWR came out, I remember enthusiastically playing some tracks to our first band leader (who was an Elvis fan). The church was newly formed and I was its first keyboardist, I bought a Cordovox CDX, which was not that great and weighed a ton!
orioles70: lots of flooding in Washington today, but the forecast between now and Thursday's concert looks like drier weather is coming
Jul 8, 2019 22:41:41 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Oh no! Stay safe and dry! We don't want a thousand rivers running past your door on concert night!
Jul 8, 2019 23:54:41 GMT
BIuebird: orioles70 Oh dear, be careful! Hopefully the weather will clear up before your show! So far weather for Philly on Saturday looks sunny, so that's good. Last Saturday we flew into the Philly airport, and the weather was so bad that we were stranded on
Jul 9, 2019 17:47:55 GMT
BIuebird: the tarmac for 3 hours
Jul 9, 2019 17:48:16 GMT
orioles70: it would be nice if the airlines would give you 3 more hours of vacation instead of pushing back from the gate just to bake in an aluminum cylinder - keep the faith BIuebird, you'll be back to PA in time for the show
Jul 9, 2019 20:57:38 GMT
orioles70: meanwhile, the spaceship has been spotted flying low over Lake Okeechobee getting ready to touch down for a gig on the edge of the Everglades - no forum members in South Florida?
Jul 9, 2019 20:58:42 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Enjoy the concert tonight! I hope the weather cooperates!::mini-graphics-music-577374::
Jul 11, 2019 10:19:01 GMT
orioles70: thanks eloneen, To mash a few metaphors - we may be Standin' in the Rain amidst Summer and Lightning but neither clouds nor rain nor flash of light will keep us from completing our musical pilgrimage
Jul 11, 2019 14:48:57 GMT
BIuebird: Philly concert is tonight, very excited! My nerves are all frayed though, why can't I just enjoy things?
Jul 13, 2019 13:55:32 GMT
eloneen: BIuebird Have a great time tonight at the concert! We're looking forward to hearing about it and seeing some photos! ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jul 13, 2019 14:11:33 GMT
orioles70: BIuebird - I know what you mean. It's a beautiful day in Philly, go early, relax and and give us a photo of the family in your Electric Flight Orchestra shirts!
Jul 13, 2019 18:02:33 GMT
BIuebird: Thanks, we had a great time! I posted in the tour thread. Although we did cut it a little close getting there because my dad didn't want to leave earlier, and we got stuck in traffic. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Jul 15, 2019 0:39:04 GMT
denny: Any Federer fans as gutted as I am?
Jul 15, 2019 3:39:00 GMT
Horacewimp: I did want him to win denny it was a shame he couldn’t convert the match points. Great weekend for sport tennis, F1 and the cricket final and all hosted in the U.K.
Jul 15, 2019 7:22:43 GMT
vlogdance: I wanted Roger to win Wimbledon as well, but what an epic final. Wore me out just watching!
Jul 15, 2019 11:19:01 GMT
orioles70: it was a great final, the crowd was clearly rooting for Roger and he had a couple of match point chances - don't know how many more chances he will get
Jul 15, 2019 15:18:13 GMT
unomusette: Greetings from Bordeaux! Currently on Musecation until the end of the month, have the luxury of the laptop so hoping to check in more often. Flippin' boiling here, having to make it better with lots of French beer and ice cream, hey ho...
Jul 17, 2019 9:54:23 GMT
eloneen: unomusette I love Bordeaux! Such a beautiful city! Have a great time!
Jul 17, 2019 11:05:00 GMT
Horacewimp: It’s a hard life for you Uno enjoy your holiday.
Jul 17, 2019 13:04:10 GMT