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Released: Mar 25, 2007 | 11:13 PM
Category: World
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 6.4 MB

Plays: 1640
Downloads: 6
Weekly Plays: 6
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
From "Songs for Genji." Genji’s father, the Emperor, steps down and allows his heir, Suzaku, to rule. Genji’s father obtains a guarantee that the Heir Apparent to Suzaku will be Reizei, the youngest prince by Genji’s stepmother, Fujitsubo. What neither the retired emperor nor anyone else knows is that Reizei is actually Genji’s son, product of an affair with his stepmother (who looks very much like his mother… Dr. Freud, ahem).

Soon after abdicating, the retired emperor dies. This is very bad for Genji and Fujitsubo, for the new emperor’s mother has long despised both of them for receiving so much of the late emperor’s love and attention. Fujitsubo flees, becoming a nun, and Genji is first stripped of his rank then completely banned from the imperial city, Kyoto. Leaving behind Murasaki, the teenaged niece of Fujitsubo whom Genji has raised to be the perfect companion, the prince chooses to live out his exile in the gloomy seaside town of Suma.

He is eventually forced to leaved Suma for the nearby village of Akashi due to a series of violent storms that Genji attributes to the Dragon King. This powerful being lives beneath the sea, and for many years it has sought a strikingly handsome husband for its daughter.

At many times during his exile, Genji considers both suicide and life as a monk, but the thought of his beloved Murasaki keeps him clinging to the hope he’ll be reinstated in Kyoto.

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etgilles Artist

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Always so distinctive. Your "story" tunes are so cinematic. It's as if you want them to all be strung together and listened to as one.

Rich and sublime, this one.

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Truly Epic........a masterpiece!
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awesome david, I love your stuff. I truly enjoy reading the passage while listening and imagining the characters and the action. thx

jeff
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reini Artist

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very amazing music!
I like that asian flair and the melodies.
But its a sad song and i think about the story.
Make me cry.
Best to you from german
Reini
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Awesome Comp!!!!!!
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Great imagination and musical inspiration... I like it !

- Lafayette
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Les percussions sont sublimes et les instruments d'inspiration orientale forment un tout harmonieux. Un exercice très difficile que tu as parfaitement maîtrisé !
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Merci beaucoup!
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Wonderful, David! Your music is always so rich and atmospheric, and the background story gives the listening experience that much more depth. Your output seems limitless!
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This is so great! What a wonderful atmosphere! Very cinematic indeed! i love it smiley
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Great music!!!Agree with Bernardo..very cinematic!
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...and yet another that I love. ---Dave
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MoorNoki Artist

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You ARE a WINNER!!!!

I love your rich compositions and your talent to weave history through it or used it start a song with....wich makes it your musical definition of it...Excellent!!! Realy....

A TRUE TALENT....

o0o

p.s. now you know why I asked you for All about us!!!!!
If there is anyone who could do that it would be you!!
No pressure but this song reminds me again of your proffesiona lity...and creative talent. Big Hug!!!


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It's coming along, iam... heh.
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Real integrity to your arrangement, sticking with the instruments and developing their part and letting it unfold naturally without forcing it musically!
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Very cool and original, of course; congrats for your arrangement skills Dave.
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becwil Moderator

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Soulful. Caring. Wishing. Lost. A world of feelings. So real!
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afterfx Artist

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I really enjoyed this piece. Are these all virtual instruments? Your arrangement skills are strong kung fu!
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Yes, all virtual instruments. Thanks!
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Intense - dark - brilliant!!!
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What impresses me the most is the quality of the production and the arrangements. Never a single bit far from perfection. And I can easily figure out the story your are telling. One can call it a "fantasy aid".

La musica dona ancora piu' profondita' alla storia che racconti e l'ascolto diventa un viaggio attraverso terre inesplorate.
Grazie.
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Very original, you're so fascinating man!

Mia
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