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Hello, forum friends

Several years ago, I produced an original CD album which title is “Escargot” with 10 songs for our local vocalist, Natsuki Yoshikawa.
This song is the last song of the album and written with full orchestration.
The lyrics were written by Hazuki Morino, a female lyricist belonging to our local lyricist group named "Escargot" with deep interaction with the music circle I belong to.
Our music circle is constantly making a lot of works jointly with the group “Escargot”.
Any comments encouraged.
Always welcome.

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Shigeki Adachi

Title: 幸せの構図 (Translation: Composition of Happiness)

Vocal: Natsuki Yoshikawa, our local female jazz vocalist

Link:
https://soundcloud.com/animarorecords/0go5nd3ajhox

Style is HRPORK44.STY (MIDI)
Bass (49) assigned to Contrabasses,
Strings (50) assigned to 4 French Horns,

Style is alberti.STY (MIDI)
Acoustic Piano (1) assigned to Concert Piano,

Additional instruments (1st violins, 2nd violins, Violas, Cellos, Oboe, English horn, Bassoon & Harp) scored by me.
All instruments played with EastWest symphonic orchestra except Concert Piano played with Steingberg The Grand.

Summary of lyrics:

We suddenly stop in a forest path
Filled with the melody of the wind
And the sun shines are pouring through the trees

We smile with each other bashfully
And I pray you will stay with me forever and gaze at me continuously

When we are sad and our eyes are filled with tears
Let’s remember our brilliance of today
And let's light up our hearts with it

Even if we have no words to speak
I believe we are still looking at the same landscape

We smile with each other bashfully
And I pray you will stay with me forever and gaze at me continuously

When I'm tired and my heart becomes tattered
Please pour your dreams plentifully and fill my heart enough

The small path in the summer is shining white
And surely lasting to tomorrow
We will keep drawing our happiness with several ways

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Really well done! It flows really well, and I appreciate that you included a translation of the lyrics. Really good progressions and the production is top notch .Thanks for sharing smile


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A beautiful & well-done production...
It reminded me of the cinema song classics done in this country...
I enjoyed listening.
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Shigeki Adachi,

This is beautiful.

The orchestration is completely pro sounding. Very well mixed.

Natsuki Yoshikawa is terrific.

I enjoyed the listen. Well done.

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Absolutely beautiful scoring - simply pro level and classy. Lovely vocal and tune.
A wonderful production.

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Hi Shigeki,

What a wonderful piece of music. The arrangement and orchestration is just spot on. It sounds like a soundtrack for a movie or a game - it is one of the best compositions I have heard in this forum!

You did very, very well on this track - as did Natsuki Yoshikawa (really nice sounding voice)!

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Outstanding, production Shigeki. What a beautiful singer. LOVE the orchestration on this, it sounds so real and natural. I could listen to Natsuki for hours. Any chance of you recording song of the seashore ? It's a beautiful old Japanese lullabye and I know it'd go down a storm on here

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Simply beautiful classic pop ballad with masterful arrangement and top vocalist.

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It almost reads like a collection of haiku.
The Japanese vocal leaves a similarly elegant impression and the orchestration adds broad brush stokes of ink to damp silk.
Well done.


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A beautiful song

with such a gorgeous melody, very nice vocals

super mix

enjoyed the listen,

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Shigeki,

This is absolutely beautiful. Your music always transports me to such a peaceful place. This is sublime. Great work by everyone.

I saw the comment about "what should we call this"--is it really J-Pop, etc.

I often do custom labels on my stuff because I cannot find a genre that fits me.

To me, I would call this "Orchestral Pop Ballad" or "Orchestral Pop" where some of your stuff is "Orchestral Jazz." It is very unique. That is just me though. I am not you. You should call it what you want!!

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Hi Shigeki,

Awesome composition with truly beautiful vocals.
Your production really stands out!

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I'm not sure why, but for some reason in my head I connected this to Disney animated films (which I love, btw), it somehow seemed to be a good fit smile

p.s. I've said many words many times about the quality and artistry of your work already (all of which obviously apply here too), so instead I went straight for the conceptual for a change.


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What a beautiful production Shigeki!! Excellent in every way! The spread in the mix is perfect and articulate! The vocalist has such a wonderful voice! The use of strings is as good or better than anything ever presented here! Thanks, Torrey




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Beautiful song, beautiful vocal!!! Your melodies always knock me out! Another gem!! Take care. Greg

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Deryk,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you like this tune.
And many thanks for your attention to the lyrics.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

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Shigeki Adachi

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Jim,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you like this tune.
I am very encouraged by your kind words.

My hand recovered enough to play the piano now. Thanks.

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Shigeki Adachi

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floyd,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you like this tune and Natsuki's vocal.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Peter,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you like this tune and Natsuki's vocal.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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Will,

Thank you very much for taking the time to listen and comment.
I am really glad you like this tune, my orchestration and Natsuki's vocal.
I am always very encouraged by your kind words.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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