GPO INSTRUMENTAL TRACK
(click for MP3)
vocal demo with experimental score video
at bottom of this post
done with hardware synths
EDIT - 12-22: Note that as of this edit note, my earlier post "Some Love Too Little" has been boosted to the top from a back page. It should be listened to before this piece which includes a reprise of "Some Love."
Lord Henry Wotton is driving Dorian Gray to nervous distraction with his non-stop gossip about the mysterious disappearance of Basil Hallward and the evening's shocking news that Alan Campbell, the well known chemist, has commited suicide.
Alan is the man Dorian blackmailed to dispense with Basil's body, after Dorian murdered the painter in his attic.
Dorian seems on the verge of telling Henry the truth about both Basil and Alan when he's interupted by the sound of someone singing out in the street.
James Vane, who has sworn to kill Dorian in revenge for his sister's suicide, has followed Dorian to his house and now tauntingly sings the song Dorian heard James sing earlier at The Black Cat Tavern.
Dorian frantically arranges to leave London and escape to his country estate, surrounded by a large, protective contingent of friends.
Lily, proprietress of The Black Cat Tavern has come to warn Dorian about James. She stays in the shadows and makes plans to secretly follow James and protect the man she has fallen enough with, the remarkable Mr. Gray himself.
As with the entire "virtual orchestra" sound track I've recorded for the show, the instrumental track is primarily GPO.
Below is my old vocal demo, with me singing all the parts along with the original hardware synth version of the music.
I decided to make this my first Camtasia video screen capture project, so you can have a chance to catch the complicated lyrics for this scene-set-to-music.
Thanks to MARCE who posted the link for the free Camtasia program in General Discussion.
Henry's vocal line is on two staves. The top one is for the Rex Harrison-like talk-singing sections, and the second one is for when he sings pitches.
The underscoring for Henry's talking verses are instrumental re-scorings, first of his song "Self Development", and then Basil's song "Every Picture Painted," both from early in Act One.
The scene builds to a reprise of "Some Love Too Little" with Henry and Dorian singing counterpoint. Lily joins in for the final section.
Here is the link to the vocal demo, presented in a Camtasia Flash video file. The file has been tested by a number of people - and it doesn't work for everyone, including me! It garbles, gets out of synch, stutters and stops.
BUT others say the file plays fine. I'll assume that those of us for whom it doesn't work are just on computers that are too old. But theoretically, people on newer machines won't have a problem.
I hope it works for you, because this piece is complicated and makes absolutely no sense without the lyrics. Let me know how it goes.