[LAU] Quietly Fading Away

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Sun Jul 17 14:29:58 UTC 2016

On Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:57:10 -0500
Jan Depner <eviltwin69 at cableone.net> wrote:

> On 07/16/2016 05:22 PM, Will Godfrey wrote:
> > At the end of last year I actually had some time to just sit and play. I have a
> > two keyboard setup so had the lower one driving 'Ghost Ensemble' on CH1 and the
> > upper one with 'Angel Piano' on CH2.
> >
> > After a bit of random pootling around I just hit on the first phrase of this
> > and just knew I had to do something with it. I always have Rosegarden set up
> > ready, so just hit record and ran with it... for about 4 minutes.
> >
> > Later, I put it up on Soundcloud, with just the start and finish trimmed, and
> > titled Improv2. That's when the fun started. I just could *not* think of a
> > suitable title. I also thought I should tidy it up a bit, but apart from
> > removing one really duff note nothing else seemed to really need attention.
> >
> > Looking through my photos I found one that seemed to fit the mood, and added it
> > to the Soundcloud file. This was of an abandoned trackway, that is about a
> > mile long and in some placed barely passable even on foot. Still I couldn't
> > think of a title.
> >
> > Eventually it came to me quite out of the blue, so here it is fully formed :)
> >
> > http://www.musically.me.uk/music/Quietly_Fading_Away.ogg  
> The most important thing, I think, in writing any piece of music, 
> whether it's instrumental or with vocals/lyrics, is to engender an 
> emotion in the listener.  You've succeeded, beautifully.  I really 
> enjoyed that.  Thanks for sharing it.
> Cheers,
> Jan

Thanks Jan. I'm glad it reaches you.

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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