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!
Timeblue: Not one but TWO Bev vids! We are indeed honoured!
May 16, 2020 14:45:01 GMT
orioles70: working from home has it perks, I noticed the birds were unusually noisy and sure enough - there is a rather large owl sitting in the tree just outside my dining room. Can't tell if he's waiting for prey or taking a nap.
May 18, 2020 17:18:50 GMT
BSJ: Very cool. For us, normally when all goes still, it means a hawk is hanging around.
May 18, 2020 17:54:13 GMT
Timeblue: Woke up the other day to a pile of sparrow feathers (minus the body...) our local sparrowhawk must have been hungry.
May 19, 2020 21:57:40 GMT
elophile: Hi friends! How is everyone? I've just been working and cooking and staying inside and enjoying my own backyard...::c0112::
May 20, 2020 23:58:17 GMT
elophile: I've been getting really into Procal Harum.
May 21, 2020 0:00:29 GMT
eloneen: elophile What's cooking in your Quarantine Kitchen these days?::t1935::
May 21, 2020 1:42:16 GMT
elophile: What isn't cooking eloneen ! Tonight we had homemade falafel with hummus, tahini, roasted beets and a chopped salad. I'm make a veggie lasagna tomorrow. How about your kitchen? Do tell!!
May 21, 2020 2:50:19 GMT
eloneen: The young man hosted Taco Tuesday last night, and this is Mr.Eloneen's week to prepare dinner (YESS!!!). Recently, he has made homemade apple pie, meat pies (inspired by our recent trip to the UK), burgers, biscuits from scratch, and chicken and waffles.
May 21, 2020 4:25:20 GMT
eloneen: Recently, I've made a delicious lentil and potato salad, jambalaya, roast pork loin with roasted veggies, but Hubby's the rising star! My mother wants him to cook all the time now! He made a cake (from scratch) for me and my mom for Mother's Day.
May 21, 2020 4:30:54 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile I’m glad you are keeping well and occupying you time while in lockdown.
May 21, 2020 7:11:12 GMT
tremblinwilbury: eloneen - Biscuits? Don't you mean 'cookies'?
May 21, 2020 14:47:56 GMT