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The Star in the Sky

This is my instrumental interpretation of the single star that morphed into the Star of Bethlehem and shown brightly at the birth of Jesus. Regardless of your beliefs feel free to listen and comment, both good and bad.

Merry Christmas to all of my Christian friends
Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends
Happy Kwanzaa to my friends whom celebrate it
Happy Holidays to all of my other friends

BiaB style = Peaceful - Quiet and Tranquil 16
Tempo = 55BPM

I deleted the bass and the drums
Piano = Keyzone Classic - Basic EP
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Me using my MIDI keyboard controller and Kontakt - Kurt Hunter Virtuoso patches:
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Me using my MIDI keyboard controller and Kontakt - Suspended Cymbals
Me using my MIDI keyboard controller and Kontakt -Amadeus - Full Choir


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Mario...that truly was peaceful and tranquil...the ethereal movement you created brings a very relaxing and hopeful feeling...I love the build and 'opening up' you created with the orchestra...well done...Merry Christmas my friend!


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Mario,

Beautifully done.
Meditative.
Nice job on the strings/orchestration.
Mix is solid.

Peaceful - Quiet and Tranquil - that about covers it...

Happy Holidays.

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Mario,

Just lovely . . . firesong and Floyd said it perfectly “peaceful and tranquil” and that is this in spades. Nice arrangement and mix. Well done!

Wishing you a great holiday season,

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Mario.

my goodness your prolific....kudos.

i wish i had your talent for creating soundscapes and song colours.

another good one...

love the melodic nature of the piece.
and arrangement.
loved the drama near the end.

have a merry xmas and a great 2023.

om


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Mario,
Wonderful cinematic rendition. You certainly got talent for these meditative tunes. Super mix & listens very well.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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I need a better thesaurus. "Peaceful", "tranquil", and "meditative" have all been used already!

Ah... Placid and serene. Saved by RhymeZone!

Very nice - nothing bad to say - sounds like it did just what you intended! laugh


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I am a nut for the computer game Fallout and this sounds like the ambient music one hears when exploring that world. Nice stuff, it looks like you replaced every BIAB track with MIDI and that seems to be a trend for you. Happy holidays, Mario, thanks for all the humorous taglines throughout the year!


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This is so beautiful! My goodness, this could act as a movie soundtrack depicting the Nativity story. The entry of the choir and then drums is just majestic, and the culmination of a hitherto quiet but building-up track. I absolutely love it. My sincerest congratulations and Happy Holidays (of whichever denomination, or none) to you, also!

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Really well done, Mario, you are truly a master at MIDI!

Best to you and yours for Christmas.

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Marioland is always such a wonderful place to visit. You astound me, Mario. Such creative talent producing such engaging sounds. You also amaze me correctly using "whom." Merry Christmas from your pedantic friend.


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Stunning aural interpretation of that event. Peaceful and majestic.

Quite the heavenly composition! wink

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Hi Mario,

Another quality instrumental from you.

Have you used any of these as movie soundtracks?

Merry Christmas from the other side of the world.

Best Regards
Nigel


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Hi Mario
Great Relax Song
Just switch off and enjoy
Your song makes it possible
Great work Mario
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Thanks Mario for your wishes and for this wonderful touching piece/peace of music, perfect soundtrack for Christmas, it tells more about Christmas than any song with lyrics. Well constructed and the instruments blend together very well.

I hope to hear more great tunes from the wizard of MIDI next year smile Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2023!

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Very, very nice Mario. From beginning to end I was able to sit back and envision that clear, dark night with shining stars surrounding the that shown so brightly. You sure hit the mark with this one - loved that ending as well!

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Originally Posted By: firesong
Mario...that truly was peaceful and tranquil...the ethereal movement you created brings a very relaxing and hopeful feeling...I love the build and 'opening up' you created with the orchestra...well done...Merry Christmas my friend!


Thanx so much for listening and commenting. This was one of the hardest songs I have ever done. Orchestration is not my strong suit and mixing was a challenge.

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Mario,

Beautifully done.
Meditative.
Nice job on the strings/orchestration.
Mix is solid.

Peaceful - Quiet and Tranquil - that about covers it...

Happy Holidays.

fj


Thanx Floyd. Getting the mix right was the hardest part of this song so I'm glad that you noticed it.


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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Mario,

Just lovely . . . firesong and Floyd said it perfectly “peaceful and tranquil” and that is this in spades. Nice arrangement and mix. Well done!

Wishing you a great holiday season,

Deej


Thanx so much Deej

Originally Posted By: justanoldmuso
Mario.

my goodness your prolific....kudos.

i wish i had your talent for creating soundscapes and song colours.

another good one...

love the melodic nature of the piece.
and arrangement.
loved the drama near the end.

have a merry xmas and a great 2023.

om


Thanx om. I'm sure that if you tried you could accomplish creating soundscapes and song colors and most likely pass by me.


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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Mario,
Wonderful cinematic rendition. You certainly got talent for these meditative tunes. Super mix & listens very well.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Your welcome Misha. For some reason this old rocker really likes doing these kinds of songs.

Originally Posted By: dcuny
I need a better thesaurus. "Peaceful", "tranquil", and "meditative" have all been used already!

Ah... Placid and serene. Saved by RhymeZone!

Very nice - nothing bad to say - sounds like it did just what you intended! laugh


Thanx David. I use https://www.thesaurus.com/

Actually I should use it more often.


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Originally Posted By: TuneMonger
I am a nut for the computer game Fallout and this sounds like the ambient music one hears when exploring that world. Nice stuff, it looks like you replaced every BIAB track with MIDI and that seems to be a trend for you. Happy holidays, Mario, thanks for all the humorous taglines throughout the year!


Thanx for listening and commenting. Actually I only deleted the bass and drums. Everything else was added to the remaining BiaB tracks.

Originally Posted By: musician17
This is so beautiful! My goodness, this could act as a movie soundtrack depicting the Nativity story. The entry of the choir and then drums is just majestic, and the culmination of a hitherto quiet but building-up track. I absolutely love it. My sincerest congratulations and Happy Holidays (of whichever denomination, or none) to you, also!


Thanx James. If anyone is making a Nativity scene video feel welcomed to use this song.


Me, it's not about how many times you fail, it's about how many times you get back up.
Cop, that's not how field sobriety tests work.

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