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album art Midsummer Eve
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Released: Oct 17, 2013 | 3:40 AM
Category: Ambient
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 12.59 MB

Plays: 650
Downloads: 2
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Thursday

License: No derivative works allowed
The celebration of Midsummer's Eve (St. John's Eve among Christians) was from ancient times a festival of the summer solstice. Some people believed that golden-flowered mid-summer plants, especially Calendula, and St. John's Wort, had miraculous healing powers and they therefore picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed to roam freely when the sun was turning southward again. In later years, witches were also thought to be on their way to meetings with other powerful beings.
The solstice itself has remained a special moment of the annual cycle of the year since Neolithic times. The concentration of the observance is not on the day as we reckon it, commencing at midnight or at dawn, as it is customary for cultures following lunar calendars to place the beginning of the day on the previous eve at dusk at the moment when the Sun has set. In Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia, Midsummer's Eve is the greatest festival of the year, comparable only with Walpurgis Night, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.

source : Wikipedia

artwork : Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914)

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RTe Artist

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Great sound design
Well enjoyed
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KCsGROOVE Artist

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good piece, Harald and you provided some interesting information smiley
enjoyed
KC
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Chromatic Listener

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Interesting story... Your musical track suites the topic well. Sounds might fine with some nice melodies in flute and jungle sounds. Well done!!
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PaulAnderson Artist

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The melodic flute and strings really worked for me. I was concerned as you ascended to he upper reaches of the range it would be harsh and grating, and thankfully it was not. The only portion I wish was sonically worthy of where you were taking us were the....timpani/kettle drums. I had an old roland with similar sounds (my own composition http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=109380 had the same challenge of timpani sounds) your intent was clearly musical, yet the tuning and quality did not work so much for me. PM me and I would be happy to share some Orchestral percussion sounds with you. You know I like your work, and have listened before so keep on sharing with us! Thank you
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4 years ago
iloilo Artist

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Everyday a new fantastic composition - I wish I could be so creative, full of good ideas like you.

Especially the Flute Melody is full of Harmony and Emotion!
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eagle Artist

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Nice info and soundwork Harald...splendid mix of the dif instruments again...wonderful.

A~
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GaryLester Artist

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Excellent art and fantastic sound = a fantastic story.
Well delivered in many ways. Best to you.
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A1K3M1 Listener

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Very sylvan & spritely. Imagining faeries and elves gathering magical plants under the moon light. The flute is leading me further into these woods as I listen. Wondrous work. Thanks for sharing with us, outstanding.
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Strigidae Artist

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You Captured it.
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