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    Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)

    I've taken one of my favorites, the guitar piece Cavatina, and put it to GPO.
    cavatina.mp3 hi (3MB)
    deer.mp3 deer.mp3 lo (1MB)
    You may have to right click and save.

    The midi files on the net were pretty crap. So I mostly did the parts by ear and did a little rearranging on the last part flute accomp. which I really didn't like on the original recording. And of course did the guitar parts with harp and horns.
    I probably overused the English horn, but it's my favorite GPO instrument.
    I'm looking for any suggestions to help me with my GPO technique.
    I did this without a keyboard and used Sonar envelopes for modulation.
    Thanks for listening and for your comments!

    Tom

    PS--The original midi I worked from was sequenced by Bob Pomicter in 1992.

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    VERY nice.

    what a wonderful compostion. ideal for the the gpo style.

    thanks for that little journey.

    what for a tune is that? who 's the composer? reminds me of an old pat metheny record of me: "as wichita falls" or sth like that. damn...my vinyl player is broken.

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    That was really good Tom. Didn't they use this in Midnight Cowboy?.... I may well be mistaken....I am about most things!

    Nevertheless a nice rendition!

    Frank

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    Re: Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)

    They used it in the 70's movie, "The Deer Hunter". It was written by Stanley Myers and performed originally by the guitarist, John Williams .
    It was also recorded by the English rock instrumental group, The Shadows . (and also by The Apaches ).
    The theme from Midnight Cowboy had a similar medlody, I think. Also, it had a harmonica solo, which the English horn may remind you of.
    Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for listening!

    Tom

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    thanx for these detailed infos and the mp3 examples, squoze....very cool

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    Re: Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)

    Thx Giga,
    The Pat Metheny song you are thinking of is probably "September Fifteenth" from the album "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" by Pat and Lyle Mays.
    It is similar and is dedicated to the great pianist, Bill Evans.

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    Sqouze, I really like this. What instrument comes in at 1:12 it is a trombone I think, and sounds good, what instrument did you use?
    Great work, and oh
    PAT METHENY..... He makes some killer music, my favorite guitarist for sure, and Lyle Mays oooooooooohhhh!
    DPDan

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    Re: Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)

    I'm glad you like it! Thank you very much!
    I had French Horns, but it wasn't quite right, so I threw in a trombone.
    It's French Horn 2 Plr3 and Tenor Tbone Plr3.
    A trombone smoothed out with a french horn.

    Yeah, Pat rocks. I saw him in the 80's. He played one guitar and had another up on a stand that he would switch to.
    Ahh..1981...That was a good spring. In the same club I saw Pat, Leo Kottke, and the trio of Al DiMeola, John McLaughin & Paco DeLucia.

    Thx.

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    really nice.

    only thing i feel could have been changed is the harps replacing the acompanying guitar all the time, but otherwise is a good rendition of the tune

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    Oh, this is quite beautiful! Nice work, is the movie this good?
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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