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#530290 - 03/26/19 12:06 PM [User Showcase] World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland
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Phil Babylon Offline
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Hi all.

I'm afraid I'm only an occasional poster on this site.

I principally use BIAB these days for creating music for theatre productions. I'm presently working on composing songs and incidental pieces for a new large outdoor production of Alice In Wonderland.

This is a demo of the song which may start the show off, with Alice (not me!) singing it.

All comments gladly welcomed!

https://soundcloud.com/phil-babylon/world-of-wonder

The lyric:
All my life I've longed to be
Somewhere where adventure
Waits round every corner for me
And every night
In my dreams I see
A lovely world of wonder
Where my heart always longs to be

What's the use of books
That just have words
But don't have pictures?
They don't hold much interest for me
What I want
Are books that help me see
The lovely world of wonder
Where my heart always longs to be

It may be savage and strange,
Wild and untamed
But I wouldn't be scared
Once I was there

'Cos all my life I've longed to be
Somewhere where adventure
Waits round every corner for me
And every night
In my dreams I see
The lovely world of wonder
Where my heart always longs to be
The lovely world of wonder
Where my heart always longs to be

Copyright Phil Sculthorpe 2019

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#530314 - 03/26/19 02:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Phil,
Nice composition and singing! Everything sits well and very balanced to my ears. Would be fun to listen to "Alice" sing it. Please re-post when/if you will have it.

P.S. Alice In Wonderland was one of my favorite novels in younger years. Only in my twenties I discovered that Lewis Carroll was also a brilliant photographer.

Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#530318 - 03/26/19 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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"What's the use of books That just have words But don't have pictures?"

What a great line. Love the words pictures you paint Phil. Really enjoyed the melody and fine production.
looking forward to hearing more from you. Rob

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#530326 - 03/26/19 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass are some of my all-time favourite books. This was definitely a very interesting take on Alice's story. I've always associated those stories with darker (but still whimsical) elements with the human psyche, so it was neat to hear a more upbeat version of Alice's story, even if it was filled with wanderlust.

Thanks for sharing.
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#530361 - 03/27/19 02:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Phil Babylon Offline
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Thanks...yeah wanderlusty whimsy is what the Director wanted! For the start, at least. It gets a bit darker later!


Edited by Phil Babylon (03/27/19 02:44 AM)

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#530394 - 03/27/19 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Really well done! I thought it sounded really lush and interesting. A really engaging listen, and your vocals on this are incredible.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#530420 - 03/27/19 12:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Phil Babylon Offline
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Deryk - thank you

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#530426 - 03/27/19 12:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Thanks for sharing Phil! I am also a huge fan of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass. I thoroughly enjoyed the composition and the lyrics.

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#530430 - 03/27/19 01:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Phil,

A nice show tune. Sounds good.

fj

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#530459 - 03/27/19 05:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Hi Phil, very good production all around.

Mike B.
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#530573 - 03/28/19 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Sounds like it going to be a good start for the show...
I assume your other entries on SoundCloud are also part of the production...
It sounds like it will be an interesting play to see...
Since this forum consists of international members...
Who will be the lucky ones to get the chance to see this theatrical production of Alice In Wonderland?
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#530669 - 03/29/19 03:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Jim]
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Phil Babylon Offline
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Hi Jim...
The production is in the UK. In the North East. The production company takes over the grounds of a large 19th century house (that is now a museum) and builds an outdoor sound stage every summer. Yes, the other compositions on the Soundcloud page are bits and pieces in development for the show. As things stand most items will be sung live to backing tracks, though we're working on doing some stuff totally live or, if necessary, partly pre-recorded. Trying to work out the technicals at the moment. Most of our actors aren't great with head mikes but - since they're a Shakespeare-based company - they do know how to project in the open air!

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#530711 - 03/29/19 11:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Jim Offline
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Originally Posted By: Phil Babylon
Hi Jim...
The production is in the UK. In the North East. The production company takes over the grounds of a large 19th century house (that is now a museum) and builds an outdoor sound stage every summer. Yes, the other compositions on the Soundcloud page are bits and pieces in development for the show. As things stand most items will be sung live to backing tracks, though we're working on doing some stuff totally live or, if necessary, partly pre-recorded. Trying to work out the technicals at the moment. Most of our actors aren't great with head mikes but - since they're a Shakespeare-based company - they do know how to project in the open air!

It sounds like it will be a wonderful presentation...
Good luck in your endeavors.


Edited by Jim (03/29/19 11:03 AM)
Edit Reason: This idiot hit the wrong button at the wrong time.
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#530754 - 03/29/19 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Hi Phil, thank you for sharing this! I found this very easy to listen and a solid key signature choice too. Fantastic work on the vocals. Keep it up!
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#530907 - 03/31/19 08:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Very cool song. Love show pieces. Cool lyrics and vocal. Well done

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#531071 - 04/01/19 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: World Of Wonder ~ from an original production of Alice In Wonderland [Re: Phil Babylon]
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Phil,

Now this is something different - very nice! Much enjoyed.

Bob

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