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The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« on: March 31, 2022, 02:30:32 PM »
…by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Solo for baritone voice with words by George Herbert. Played on a CX 12 Gold, with (computer generated) pipe organ

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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2022, 05:26:05 PM »
 Resolute Tom , ( which knowing you it is supposed to be), i played along seems to be F minor... did i detect a whiff of Scarborough Fair...excuse. Only four to go now. :)

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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2022, 05:55:51 PM »
The Funkle Brothers (Simon and Gar) might disagree. It's actually in Eb major mixolydian (I think), with a brief sojourn unto Gb. Could actually be C minor. Vaughan Williams' chords are all over the place, but the solo line outlines  an Eb chord in its first three notes, and the piece ends on an Eb chord. No Dbs in the solo line, very few D naturals in the organ part.

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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2022, 10:13:51 PM »
Yep, Looks like E flat from over here in Ohio. (Maybe a little sideways, but E flat nonetheless) :P

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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2022, 11:32:53 AM »
"No Dbs in the solo line, very few D naturals in the organ part."

Should have read, "No D naturals in the solo line," or "All Dbs in the solo line." So, mostly mixolydian. Hard to tell if Vaughan Williams was even aware of this.

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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2022, 07:16:56 PM »
It’s great to finally hear a sample of your playing!  It took me a moment to remember but I actually sang this one during my first semester as a vocal major in college!  I’m pretty sure I sang through 4 of the songs in this set throughout my time in school.  I love Ralph Vaughan Williams’ work.

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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2022, 09:39:43 PM »
Thanks, beaukim. Certainly points out room for improvement. I plan on redoing it.

I sang tenor in the chorus in a concert last Saturday of the Five Mystical Songs, and the Fauré Requiem. We were boosted, and masked, except for the soloists, and the audience was boosted or tested and masked. Despite that, the concert was sold out. It will be streamed on Sunday at 7 pm edt. go to www.illuminatiensemble.com for details about purchasing a virtual ticket.

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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2022, 11:02:33 PM »
Hi Tom,
I loved the harmonica part of the playing. Please upload your playing often.
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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2022, 12:52:21 AM »
Okay, Gene. Here's a song I wrote to Brian Wren's poem, We Are Not Our Own, with a harmonica obbligato.

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Re: The Call from Five Mystical Songs
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2022, 08:57:58 PM »
Love it.          Brian