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Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?

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Subject: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 18 - 11:49 AM

Firstly, I apologise if this is in the wrong place, or, on the wrong website altogether.

I'm looking for someone who would perhaps do me the kindness of recording a song for me. Doesn't have to be professional quality or anything like that.

Background info: I found a beautiful piece of music on YouTube, quite by chance, and have written lyrics to go with it. I can't sing a note, however, so I can only hear it in my head, and I'd love to hear it properly.

Anyway, if anyone would like to do this, please let me know and I'll send the lyrics.

Regardless, this piece of music is really worth a listen. It's beautiful.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wU7LNSTQWX8


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: Helen
Date: 13 May 18 - 04:09 PM

Hi Guest,

This is definitely the right place.

Here is a link to the video:
"Celtic Hymn" - Aural Axiom

Someone will be along here soon to offer their help, I'm sure.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 18 - 05:06 PM

Oh, hey that's really kind of you, thank you :)

If it helps any: the context for the lyrics is that someone has passed away. The song is from someone who looked up to the departed as a role model, as it wishing them well for whatever lies ahead, and assuring them that they will continue the lessons they were taught.

I suppose I may as well put the lyrics here now for anyone who may be interested.

I think they fit well with the melody of the lead whistle... I hope they do.




Your time has come
You can lay your head down
There's peace around you now
A brand new start is waiting for you
Welcoming you with open arms

The life you led
Has paved the way now
Your footsteps show where the path will lead
Your memory will guide us forward
Your legacy will remain

That you'll be missed; there's no mistaken
But we know you'll be with us still
The times we shared never forgotten
And we will one day see you again

Another day will soon be dawning
Our sorrow fades with the setting sun
And although we're sad that you are leaving
We celebrate the time we had

So fly away on a bright new morning
Spread your wings and soar to the skies
Let softest winds take you on your journey
And we will know that you are home

We do not know what lies in wait around each corner
But we know you'll be by our side
As we follow those who walked before us
We will know that you are home

As we follow those that walked before us
We will know that you are home




Please don't hesitate to let me know if there are any questions. It's the only song (lyrics) I've ever written, so I'm not too sure how it's all supposed to work, but, it feels right.

Thanks again :)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: Helen
Date: 13 May 18 - 10:42 PM

Hi again, Guest.

They are probably all asleep up there in the northern hemisphere. They'll wake up soon.

As the writer of the lyrics, it is important - imperative, in fact - that you add your name to the lyrics to claim ownership. I understand that you may want to post anonymously here, but to prevent problems later it is important to put a copyright claim on the lyrics.

The Mudcatters here care about the correct people being attributed for composing tunes or writing lyrics. Everything is accessible these days on the internet, so stake your claim now.

Helen
in Australia


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 May 18 - 02:45 AM

More help and further thanks owed :)

I've emailed to get membership, so waiting on the reply to that to become a person other than "guest".
In the meantime, I have dated proof of various stages of writing, if by some slim chance someone decided to try and lay claim to my lyrics.

I can't see how to edit my post to add my name to it, if there is such an option, but hopefully once membership is approved the "guest" will change.

Thank you again :)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: Helen
Date: 14 May 18 - 04:42 AM

Hi again,

You can just add your details in a post on this thread and it will be associated with your song. One of our MudElves might even modify your previous post to add the details.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: leeneia
Date: 14 May 18 - 10:16 AM

I listened to the video and looked at the sheet music. I'm afraid your request is a tall order. That melody isn't a song for singing. It resembles movie music, and it goes from D at the bottom of the staff to the G above. That is a big range.

The timing is quite complex, and fitting the words to the notes would take a long time. I'm sorry I can't do it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 May 18 - 06:00 PM

Note/tune-wise, if not the same rhythm, reminds me of "The Sweetness of Mary".
As Leeneia says, it has quite a big range for a singer, even without the key change. Normally I could manage the range, but would have to put the KEY down to G or even F below middle C to stand a chance! (I am female, low alto!)
One thing in the lyrics, 3rd verse, do you mean "mistaking" rather than "mistaken"?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 May 18 - 03:21 AM

Thanks for the responses :)

The lyrics definitely fit. I suppose I could send someone an audio file of how they fit, if they could tune out my tunelessness (That's probably not a word...). There are certain words that hang over two or more notes. Examples including:
"A brand new start i-is waiting for you".
"You-ou-our legacy will remain".
Very hard to make that work via text, I understand, and I can't read a note of sheet music so trying to add the words underneath would be a fools errand.

I appreciate your giving it a listen Leeneia :) it is a big range, but maybe there's someone out there who could do it. Or someone with an ear for harmonies that could harmonise the too-high/too-low notes and make them work?

Tatties, again, I appreciate the listen. If you (or maybe someone else?) have the ability to transpose the music, that would be fine with me.
Mistaken/mistaking... Interesting question. The genuine answer is, I don't know. I would use "mistaken" as a colloquialism without second thought, but I suppose in proper English "mistaking" would be the preferred term? If someone were to take this on, I would be more than happy for them to use whichever felt more natural.

As per Helens advice: the lyrics belong to me, and would be credited to "Nevada", which will hopefully be my handle if accepted for membership.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 18 - 02:59 AM

lovely words. i think they mostly fit the tune, except for the verse about the corner. you would probably want to contact the composer for permission..copyrights etc.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 May 18 - 03:10 AM

If you're an amateur musician and plan to use the song for personal purposes, I wouldn't get bogged down too much in legalities. Just work up the song and do it. If you want to sell the song or perform it professionally, that's another matter.
Just do it, and have fun with it. The lyrics and tune are both quite nice.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 16 May 18 - 03:39 AM

I'm interested, is the first thing to say.I used to be one of the male singers in the Cecil Sharp House Choir, until I had to walk away in protest - I'm about to drop the real bomb in another posting, as my warning then is about to become hard reality. I've done quite well since, with a 3.5 octave range over several voices, working with one of London's major venues.

However, you'll have to wait a bit - I'm trying to save Cecil Sharp House, and that comes first. Fixing me teef so I can do a proper job comes second - I'm down for a complete set of implants at the end of the month. That's the tail end of a year and a half off, with a packet of serious illness, so I've got to get back into decent voice, and learn this on the instruments - I play both, to a fairish level (let's put it this way, when Paddy Moloney dropped by the gang at the Edinburgh Harp Festival during lunch some thirty years ago, we stopped the hall, because he started to lead, I played seconds, and not from the dots, which kept everyone well entertained and earned Paddy's respect)

Drop me a note at the above name at mail com


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 16 May 18 - 12:22 PM

Just wondered where Leeneia found the sheet music. Google? I don't see a link to it. I could easily transpose it from sheet music: takes a bit more effort to transcribe from audio, and indeed sing it, as currently suffering ear problems which distort my sense of pitch, sadly.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 16 May 18 - 01:36 PM

In Helen's post after OP,
follow the YouTube link
In the description section there is a link to a DropBox folder.
(on my browser it took about 30seconds to open)
"Celtic Hymn Materials
Ryan Thomas shared this with you."

Then I clicked the X in the top right corner.
On the new screen... tapping the thumbnail of
"Celtic Hymn - Penny W…stle.pdf"
brought up the dots on two pages.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: Helen
Date: 16 May 18 - 04:52 PM

Thanks FreddyHeadey, I was just about to explain that when I realised you had already done it - excellently.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Would a singer mind lending their voice?
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 17 May 18 - 05:27 PM

Thanks FH and Helen, I'll take a look again.


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