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Excelsior (Choral Accapella)

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SLD Music
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84 posts since 27 Mar, 2011

Postby SLD Music; Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:51 pm Excelsior (Choral Accapella)

Hello all,

Back in April of 2012, I entered the Music Cafe monthly contest. The theme was 30 seconds (meaning the song couldn't be more than 30 seconds long). I ended up getting third place with this humble entry:

http://www.sldmusic.com/MUSIC/1204_SLDM ... elsior.mp3

After the contest, I wanted to expand my song, and I wrote some choral parts for it. Then I set it aside thinking I would record it later. Well, later is now. So the updated, and ... radically different song is now complete. I thought some of you might be interested in hearing it.

I made a video for it, so you can see and hear the song here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVlVWEp1DTU

For the youtube challenged (or disinterested) you can also hear it on my soundcloud page, here:

http://soundcloud.com/sld-music/excelsior

I know it's not the normal KVRAudio faire, but thanks anyway for listening. :)
My website/music/blog:
SLDMusic.com
Soundcloud
ClaRago
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348 posts since 1 Dec, 2011

Postby ClaRago; Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:49 pm

Excellent. Great video too.
SLD Music
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84 posts since 27 Mar, 2011

Postby SLD Music; Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:09 am

Thanks for listening / watching. :)
My website/music/blog:
SLDMusic.com
Soundcloud
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folderol
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4405 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!

Postby folderol; Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:15 am

Oh come on now... This is just showing off :P :lol: :hihi:
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:03 am

Excellent piece of music. The vocal harmonies are really well arranged and the piece is well recorded and sung. Oh yeah. Great video too.

Did I detect some sort of "boominess" around 150-160Hz, possibly due to an effect of reverb?

Good work :)
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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:26 am

Stunning harmonies! 20 voices according to the blog. Wow.
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SLD Music
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84 posts since 27 Mar, 2011

Postby SLD Music; Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:08 am

Sorry for the late reply, I was out of town this weekend.

Thank you all for the nice thoughts and feedback. Seismic1, I'll check into the boominess you mentioned. The perils of not having a properly treated studio I'm afraid.

And yes, it was 20 voices of me in the choral sections. Four bass 2's, Four bass 1's, four tenor 2's, and eight tenor 1's.

I actually documented the entire arranging, recording and finishing of the song, and plan to release a sort of "making of" series of videos in the coming weeks on youtube for anyone interested. I need to do a lot of editing though, as I don't want to bore everyone with the several hours of video and screencast footage I have.

Thanks again everyone.
My website/music/blog:
SLDMusic.com
Soundcloud

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