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June 26, 2011 | 1:14 pm

In which I am trying to decide on the best version of the title piece for my new album:

I'm hoping that all you who might be interested can help me make a decision here. I am beginning the process of my next CD album the title will be: Explorers. I have three versions of the title song and I'm having trouble deciding which instrumental accompaniment to use. I've posted all three versions here; I thought you might listen to these older recordings and share your thoughts:

Explorers with piano accompaniment.
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=164205
2002 concert in the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
IMPROMPTU, mlpbadarak conducting.

Explorers with organ accompaniment
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=164207
2007 concert in the Cathedral of St. John, Atlanta
CANTAT, Maxine Thevenot conducting.

Explorers with string quartet accompaniment.
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=93023
2002 reading at the Pilgrim Church, Minneapolis
VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle conducting

Thanks friends.

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No question in my mind... the version with the string quartet knocks the socks off both the organ and piano choices. I like the organ, but as Stravinsky said,'the monster never breathes'. The piano is nice,but everything in choir music is accompanied by a piano. The string version adds a sense of the human to the music. My choice: strings. How about including all three versions? They all work.
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Artist Page Send Message June 26, 2011 | 1:20 pm
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Thanks, John - this helps me a lot.
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I agree. The strings are simply divine. Though, I like the ominous nature of the piano version too. I think I'm strayed a little tiny bit towards the piano version more. But yeah, they all work perfectly. Each has their own loveliness to them.
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just a thought why not do an EP with all versions? I know not what you asked for but it's a thought...(that way you don't need to choose....)
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I agree, do an EP with all versions, a good idea!
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