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!
lasttrain929: Thank you eloneen, until yesterday I had never heard of these insects. They live a strange life. Not sure about Circada ice cream or pizza though, not for me.....
May 30, 2021 9:17:00 GMT
Timeblue: After weeks of horrible weather, Mr Blue is living here today!
May 30, 2021 13:00:47 GMT
eloneen: Timeblue I hope you enjoy it! It was sunny and in the 90s here most of last week, with some rain. Today it's cloudy and barely making it into the 60s. Crazy NC weather! ::m1809::
May 30, 2021 17:28:57 GMT
orioles70: with warmer (HOT) weather, the cicadas have gotten noisy. A local news reporter used an app on her phone and said it registered in the mid 80s for dbs (hearing protection recommended). They're not quite that bad in my yard.
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orioles70: I was driving to the dump today on a road called Beaver Dam Road when what should cross the road but a pair of beaver (mother and child). Guess they named that road well.
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