Vespertine-(small) The third track that I have released from my third demo CD “What Tomorrow Brings” is called “Vespertine”. I also created a video for this song. It is a song using only piano, violin and a choir in the background. I hope you like it.

A group that inspires me a lot musically is Secret Garden. They have a variety of songs that are based on forms of classical music. This let me to investigate some of those forms of classical music myself. The first form that I investigated was the sarabande, which is a dance in triple metre with alternating emphasis on the first and second note of a bar. The sarabande originates from Central America in the 16th century. The dance was especially popular in the 16th and 17th century. When it first moved across the Atlantic to Spain it was controversial as the slow dance was deemed a bit erotic at that time. Johann Sebastian Bach later gave the sarabande a privileged place in music, even outside the context of dance suites. As I love the flow of the sarabande, I decided to use it as the base for this song. Though the original sarabande starts with an emphasis on the second note of the first bar and then the first note of the second bar (then repeating this pattern), I found that switching the order gave this song a much more interesting flow.

This is the video for Vespertine:

You can also listen to the song on SoundCloud:

Piano samples courtesy of Matt Stedeford’s Ebony Concert Grand Piano Library, www.imperfectsamples.com
The violin comes from Kirk Hunter’s Spotlight Strings library, http://www.kirkhunterstudios.com
The choir come from Native Instruments Kontakt 5, http://www.native-instruments.com

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