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> I Put Music To A Biblical Psalm, Progressive Multi-style
thefireball
post Nov 11 2017, 04:12 PM
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Hey guys! For those interested, I put my own musical style to Psalm 47. Of course, thousands of years ago, Hebrews would have sung this song in their own style and culture and language. I've wanted to do this for a while so I finally did. I put it on Bandcamp, and uploaded it to Distrokid for distribution everywhere else digitally.



LYRICS:

Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to God our King!
For God is the King of all the earth, sing praises with a psalm!

Shout to God! Sing praise!

All nations, clap your hands, and joyfully shout to the LORD!
Yahweh, Most High, is awesome, the greatest King of the world
He overcomes the nations under Israel,
and puts the enemies at their feet
The Promised Land, their inheritance
His love for Jacob we sing!

God has risen with a mighty shout, the LORD ascends with trumpets aloud! Let us shout!

And sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to God our King!
For God is the King of all the earth, sing praises with a psalm!

The sovereign Lord of hosts, He reigns over nations alone,
For He is King, our ruler is seated on His holy throne
The nobles join together with the people of Abraham
For the kings of the earth belong to whom is exalted!

And sing praises!

Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to God our King!
For God is the King of all the earth, oh sing a psalm!


I will proclaim Yahweh's name, declare the greatness of our God.

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I want to list some notable things in this project.

(1.) This is a combination of basically every style I've ever done.
(2.) When I almost say, instead of sing, "He overcomes the nations under Israel," was inspired by Michael W. Smith's style of singing he does at times.
(3.) The orchestration style is reminiscent of my Falling Winter Christmas album.
https://brandonburch.bandcamp.com/album/falling-winter
(4.) Did you catch the back and forth time signature changes from the normal 6/4 to 5/4?
(5.) There are 12 recorded tracks of hand claps, representing the 12 tribes of Israel. It started with my noticing 10 claps were starting to sound huge, so I went all the way to 12 for fun. Adding different effects made it sound even larger.
(6.) I did my best to stay as true to the original words in Psalm 47 as possible, while making tweaks to make it work in English.
(7.) The last spoken part is taken from a song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32:3.
(8.) Most piano parts were played by me in pieces using overdubbing techniques - only a few fast parts were programmed.
(9.) The orchestra and piano parts were from Philharmonik software programmed with my MIDI keyboard.
(10.) The rhythm guitars were recorded with my Ibanez RG8. Although I've recently changed to Seymour Duncan pickups, these were still recorded with my older EMG 808s.


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Todd Simpson
post Nov 11 2017, 08:29 PM
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Well Done!!! You've come a LONG way!! You have a great handle on song writing and on your DAW and plugins. Congrats on your progress! Keep it up!

Todd


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post Nov 12 2017, 02:27 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Nov 11 2017, 01:29 PM) *
Well Done!!! You've come a LONG way!! You have a great handle on song writing and on your DAW and plugins. Congrats on your progress! Keep it up!

Todd

Thanks Todd, I appreciate the encouragement.


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