So, despite the lack of updates to this blog, I have been rather busy. I’m finishing up a primary song with a friend that is shaping up nicely. The melody is pretty, the lyrics are meaningful. I’ll try and record that soon so that you can take a listen.
I’ve received wonderful e-mails from people who wanted Give Said the Little Stream in various arrangements (e.g. add flute, add SATB, etc). I most recently finished the SATB, it was a fun challenge to try and convert the song into a choral piece. I kind of wish that I had done a series of posts similar to the posts on “I Know It’s You.” It would have been nice to record my thought process and reasoning during the composition process. I did some of the arranging so late at night that I can’t remember why some of the chords ended up the way they are currently notated. Such is the life of a composer I guess.
Anyway, this attachment is still very much a work in progress and will probably been changed a few times. However, I’m guessing that a few people might be interested in this, so here it is. I tried to duplicate the melody in the Soprano, Tenor, and Bass lines during the chorus to make it easier to sing. I did do an evil thing and make the Bass sing a high G (hehe >:) but I will probably change this in a future revision.
As for recordings, I’m going to try and get Jolie in the studio this month so we can do some more upbeat arrangements.