Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth - D04

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David McHarg

Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth - D04

Post by David McHarg » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:08 pm

Hi,

This is a recording of a little piece called Orlando Sleepeth by John downland from the D04 collection. I like this little piece. I hope i did it justice. This was recorded using the Edirol R09HR and then processed in garageband, i added a little reverb using the TC M30 reverb but hope i didn't over do it. This little piece has lots of repeats so i thought i would experiment with the tone in each repeat. Hope you enjoy.

Cheers
David.
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Re: Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth D04

Post by singvomblatt » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:27 pm

hey David, it sounds very lovely!!! Thank you!!
Why don't you play the piece before that too on page 22 "Mistris Winter Jump" ? since it is the perfect season for it!!!
I wish I could understand how to use Garage Band with my Mac.

Take care: Heidi

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Re: Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth D04

Post by David McHarg » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:31 pm

Thank you, glad you enjoyed this little piece. I have a few other dowland pieces in the pipeline so i will add your suggestion to the list, looks like a nice little piece. I love these little short pieces, so much fun to play.

Best wishes
David.

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Re: Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth D04

Post by Vesuvio » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:16 am

Hello David,

This is really beautiful—thank you so much for the recording,

Best wishes, V :D :merci:
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Re: Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth D04

Post by pogmoor » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:11 pm

I enjoyed your playing - nice tone :merci:
But a couple of points of criticism; you need to keep the rhythm steady, particularly at the end of bar 2 where you pause almost an extra beat; and the 6/4 section needs to be faster - the arrangement has the dotted minim here equal to the minim in the 4/4 section. Orlando is getting restless in his sleep :)
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Re: Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth D04

Post by David McHarg » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:21 pm

Thanks for the feedback and many many thanks for the constructive feedback about the rhythm. Will re-record and take you points into account.

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Re: Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth D04

Post by Tubbers » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:12 pm

This is one my faves. :casque:
I like your interpretation. I have it on cd by Noad and it's played very slow which I also like.
My version is floating around here somewhere.
Help!

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Re: Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth - D04

Post by Tonyyyyy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:18 am

Lovely expression and tone. :bravo:

I agree with Pogmoor- the 6-8 faster so the pulse is the same (applies to a lot of pieces of this time) But still beautiful as is, and very dreamy

David McHarg

Re: Dowland, John - Orlando Sleepeth - D04

Post by David McHarg » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:29 pm

thanks tony. Will post a new version of this when i get a chance. Thanks for comments.

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