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Theme Of The Month For December, 2014: 'tis The Season


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#37 blue eyed sailor

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 05:55 PM

 

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

 

https://soundcloud.c...on-an-open-fire

 

Beautiful playing!  And you have a great recording engineer...

 

...named J.B., right? :D

 

As to the playing I can - of course - just second what you're saying anyway...



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 06:36 PM

 

 

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

 

https://soundcloud.c...on-an-open-fire

 

Beautiful playing!  And you have a great recording engineer...

 

...named J.B., right? :D

 

As to the playing I can - of course - just second what you're saying anyway...

 

 

Actually, I'm a uniquely untalented recording engineer, but with a Zoom H2N, not much can go wrong!



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 09:28 PM

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
 
https://soundcloud.c...on-an-open-fire


That's not just impressive; it's really lovely. Which is more impressive.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:21 PM

Here's my effort. In The Bleak Midwinter to Cranham.

 

Vocals accompanied by my Morse Anglo.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 09:16 PM

Here's my effort. In The Bleak Midwinter to Cranham.
 
Vocals accompanied by my Morse Anglo.


Thanks! That was lovely. More satisfying to me than listening to the choirboys! Angelic though they sound (and, I'm sure, actually are...).

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 05:03 PM

A couple of hours ago I was idly working out harmonies to this old carol, while listening to the wind howl on an uncommonly dark and bleak day. I was about to put the concertina away when the dog traipsed over and snuggled in next to me. Well, this is a filmable moment, thinks I.

In spite of the dog's priceless reaction at 1:02, I promise that the accompaniment was overdubbed afterwards. He may have been anticipating the arrangement, though; we have after all known each other for a long time.

So here's a spontaneous contribution to the Theme of the Month. The words were written by Edward Sears, a Unitarian minister in Wayland, Massachusetts, in 1849; the melody (one of two to which the words are sung) is attributed to Richard S. Willis. It happens to have been my late mother's favorite Christmas song, which may be why I was noodling it in the first place. The dog appears to like it too, although he is old and perhaps a bit deaf.

http://youtu.be/VgK-A14JnL0

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Edited by Bob Michel, 10 December 2014 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2014 - 05:13 PM

Lovely Bob, with chords, tremolo, dog & all...!

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

The overdubbed string accompaniment provides an enormous contribution. I don't really understand how this is achieved. I expect the dog does.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:58 AM

The overdubbed string accompaniment provides an enormous contribution. I don't really understand how this is achieved. I expect the dog does.


I asked, but he won't tell me.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 08:59 AM

You both look remarkably alike in the picture.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 09:20 AM

You both look remarkably alike in the picture.


It happens over time.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 02:40 PM

Bob, Your playing and recording is exceptional and I look forward to hearing more. Give my regards to the dog.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 11:09 AM

Here's my effort. In The Bleak Midwinter to Cranham.
 
Vocals accompanied by my Morse Anglo.


Thanks! That was lovely. More satisfying to me than listening to the choirboys! Angelic though they sound (and, I'm sure, actually are...).

Thanks, Sarah

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 04:49 PM

Just love the Sussex Carol.

 

Best I ever heard live was by Shirley and Dolly Collins down here in The Old Punch House in Chichester - sadly no longer a pub!

 

I can't help feeling most choirs sing it too fast.

 

Mart



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:43 PM

Yes, I too liked Cranham In the deep mid winter!  But then I would, wouldn't I.   I can see it from out of the window.  Gentle woodland among the hills surrounding Gloucester.

 

Les



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:12 AM

A few things from a recent concert.  First a couple of Scandinavian tunes "I am so Glad each Christmas Eve" and Now It is Yule Again"

 

 https://www.dropbox....s Yule.mp3?dl=0

 

Then Two Wassails

 

https://www.dropbox....ssails.mp3?dl=0

 

A set of Three Chanukah tunes

 

https://www.dropbox.... Songs.mp3?dl=0

 

And "Tu Scendi Della Stella" (You Came Down from the Stars)

 

https://www.dropbox....telle .mp3?dl=0

 

Done on too little rehearsal, but still great fun.  I hope you enjoy.



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:58 AM

Bob, Your playing and recording is exceptional and I look forward to hearing more. Give my regards to the dog.


That's most kind, Rod; thanks. From both of us.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:24 AM

He sees you when you're sleeping:ph34r:






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