Haven’t posted in a while, mostly because I’m awfully busy, and if I post, I feel like I REALLY need to comment on at least a few of the contributions others have made. I’ll try to do that over the next few days.
Anyway, this is my latest choral composition, performed in a one-man-band, choral-esque kind of way. This was originally written for a trio of women who will perform it in the future. In any case, here it is in a TTB (tenor/tenor/bass) format.
Some random details:
Recorded and mixed in Cubase 6.5
I did all the singing. It’s three part harmony performed with (6) voices per part. So in total there are 18 of me singing the piece, each individually performed (no copying / delaying).
Lyrics are adapted from the poem “Beyond the Years” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. I composed the music.
Absolutely no vari-audio or tuning was used anywhere in the piece. Not that I’m against such things. “Use the tools you have to get a polished product,” I always say, but in this case it wasn’t needed.
Composition took about 2-3 weeks (including soul-searching breaks and the usual creative hair-pulling), but the piece was RECORDED in about 4 hours. Considering when I first started doing this, it took me a month to record something like this, with results that weren’t near as good, I consider that progress…
The mixing was almost all done acoustically in how I sung the piece. Only minimal levels tweaking, some EQ, a tiny bit of compression (and of course some reverb) was used.
Anyhoo–like it or hate it, here it is: