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I know I'm a day early, but I've been working on my own arrangement of Saint-Saรซns' Danse Macabre for a couple of months now. It's for 2 Sopranos, Orchestra, and Choir. Enjoy! ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ



Many people have heard the symphonic poem, but fewer know that it was originally an art song that Saint-Saรซns composed to the poem written by Henri Cazalis. I decided to combine the orchestral version with the art song, make it a duet, and add a choir.


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This is just fantastic! And we get to see the stars at the end! It must have taken you hours and hours to do this...

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Great work! Thanks for sharing.

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Originally Posted by Sam S
This is just fantastic! And we get to see the stars at the end! It must have taken you hours and hours to do this...

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It did! There's a lot to learn about all the recording and software involved, and on top of that getting the singing just right. But it was a lot of fun smile

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Great work! Thanks for sharing.

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I think it is very cool. Very creative. Captivating. Thanks for posting.


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Originally Posted by WeakLeftHand
I think it is very cool. Very creative. Captivating. Thanks for posting.
Thank you! smile


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Thank you Morodine. I really enjoyed this. More interestingly, when I began playing it, my wife came rushing in from another room because she recognized the music, but had never heard lyrics with it.


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This is wonderful! I confess I didn't watch the images because I was dancing around the room, watched by my (almost-)black cat! These are beautiful voices and it is a very exciting arrangement.
Brava, brava, bravi!


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I loved it!! Are you the first soprano we heard? Regardless, the voices were wonderful. This was so much fun! Thanks smile


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Fantastic work Morodiene!

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Originally Posted by SoundThumb
Thank you Morodine. I really enjoyed this. More interestingly, when I began playing it, my wife came rushing in from another room because she recognized the music, but had never heard lyrics with it.
Isn't that cool? I had heard the symphonic poem first before the art song as well, so when I discovered the song that got me thinking laugh

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This is wonderful! I confess I didn't watch the images because I was dancing around the room, watched by my (almost-)black cat! These are beautiful voices and it is a very exciting arrangement.
Brava, brava, bravi!
Thank you! I'm glad it prompted you to dance for your kitty lol

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I loved it!! Are you the first soprano we heard? Regardless, the voices were wonderful. This was so much fun! Thanks smile
The first soprano is Jessica - isn't she awesome? Thanks for listening smile


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Morodine nice work. Want software DAW and VSTi's did you use. What about the microphones and audio interface for the vocals?


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Very nice, Morodiene!!! Loved it!


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Bravo! Thank you for putting this together! I loved it!


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Morodine nice work. Want software DAW and VSTi's did you use. What about the microphones and audio interface for the vocals?
Sorry I didn't respond earlier, we are in the process of moving (oh joy). I used Logic Pro X for my DAW, the woodwinds and brass and percussion are all EastWest Hollywood orchestra, and solo violin is Emberton's Joshua Bell Elements, and harp is just a harp in Logic's own library. Strings are Cinematic Studio Strings. For mics we had two AKG C414's - one 5 feet away and one 15 feet for a little more roominess than my living room has lol. Interface is Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

Serge88, cmb13, and Terry Michael - thank you for listening and glad you enjoyed it! We're going to be releasing new recordings each week - although not all will be on this scale of production wink


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That was lovely Morodiene, really atmospheric!


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