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A prayer for peace. i.e. Bach's Prelude in C (the arpeggio accompaniment), with Charles Gounod's melody on top - both public domain - given the BIAB treatment by yours truly. I hope you enjoy - thank you for listening and for any and all comments.

https://audiomack.com/jamesdelsono/song/prayer-for-peace-ave-by-bach-gounod-arr-delsono

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Ave - Bach-Gounod - 14 October 2019
File:Bach - Prelude in C - 2022.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 60, Length (m:s)=5:04
No intro. 36 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 36. Repeat x2 choruses
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _EBB.STY (Ebb Slow Singer-Songwriter)

Pan Flute
Muted Trumpet
Harp
Choir
Strings

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RealTracks in style: 2877:Bass, Acoustic, AmericanaSlow16thsByron Ev16 060
RealTracks in style: 1264:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopShiningA-B Ev 120
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RealTracks in style: 3148:Mandola, Rhythm AmericanaFolk16thsAndy ev16 060
RealDrums in style:Mallets and Cajon [Multi]

Effects: Sacred Heart Church (EW Spaces II)

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James, what an excellent piece of music!

Super playing and choice of instruments.

Everything is perfectly mixed.

IMHO this is your best to date.

Loved it


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Nice... but a bit too quiet for my taste.

Which is fine, because you can't please everyone. laugh


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James

What a lovely sound! It truly expresses the thought of your title perfectly! Your arrangement is excellent! A lot of rock and blues stuff is posted in the forum, and this is a great change of pace!

Thanks, Torrey




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Thanks, from the bottom of my heart, everyone.

Mario: wow. High praise indeed! You are kind. Thank you!

David Cuny: yes, the pan flute is a tad quiet, you're spot on, I think :-) I'll see if I can duplicate the track, so I have two pan flutes playing, instead of one (it's on maximum volume as it is). Thanks for your comment!

Torrey: thanks so much. Given what is going on in the world, I felt a different, slower pace of music would have been appropriate, perhaps. I'm so glad you liked it!

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Excellent in a most contemplative manner.

ANY music that directs one toward peace is welcome in our household.

Well done in composition and production.

J&B

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You picked an combined the right pieces James. The pan pipes and trumpet are a bit grainy and the trumpet sample doesn't really get off the ground. I think better samples would help enormously.
The arrangement is really well thought through.
COOL.


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I love this music... Very nice arrangement.


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Oh, so well done, James. Just beautiful. Bach (JS) has been one of my favorite composers and teachers since I was kid. This tune cries for peace and I truly hope that prayer is answered. Take care!


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Janice, Bud: thanks. Not my composition, of course, but thanks for such kind words!

Ray: yes, better samples would help, I agree! but I'm glad you liked it, anyway.

bloc-head: thank you!

Marty: Bach really is something else, I agree. This Prelude, for example, is my go-to piece for when things are not quite right or not as easy as they could be. Thank you so much for such - as usual - wonderful words. Let's hope peace prevails.

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Lovely backtrack James. Really nice listen


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Very nicely done, James. I have no idea how you achieve it, but it works and well.


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Scott C: thank you! Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment :-)

Ed: thanks :-) I knew the pieces well, so the first thing I did was choose the background - I wanted those drums in the background, so it would sound as if the piece was being played on a battlefield or something. Then I added the harp as the Bach accompaniment and, for the Gounod melody, I chose the muted trumpet and then the panflute, so that there would be - again - a military-type sound to it. Finally, in the second part, I added a background choir and strings, to give it that extra ethereal-like quality. I then gave it a preset church reverb and listened for balance. That really is all! :-) Thanks again, you really are kind.

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Thank you for that explanation, James. Very interesting what you have developed.


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No worries, Ed - I'm glad you enjoyed the piece.

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Nicely put together, James.

I especially like the middle section of harp and flute.

Contemplative. A good listen. Mix well.

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How timely and tasteful.

We could all use more peace, thanks for bringing some to me today

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Something completely different!
Really beautiful.
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Very evocative piece well put together and produced.

Lovely work.

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Another example of the versatility of this program when put together with a quality performance.

Really excellent, different, refreshing.


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