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    Isaiah 37:9-10
    Old Testament's Book of II Kings:

    Sennacherib:"Thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed of Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it:
    So is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him."


    Scene 12. (Anno 701 B.C. Inside the gates of Jerusalem. King Hezekiah with soldiers.)

    "The Miracle" - "Lord of the Nile"


    Soldier: This is our last stand! We are going to die... Sennacherib takes no prisoners!

    King Hezekiah: Lord... save me from being slaughtered by Sennacherib!

    GOD: Calm down my son! I will perform a miracle for you! I'm sending you a prince of the blue and white Nile...

    King Hezekiah: Is this for real...? I mean... Sennacherib's gigantic army of soldiers are just waiting to slaughter me and my people!

    Soldier: Oh, my King! This is a miracle! The enemy is retreating! Look! Behind him has now gathered a huge army! I think it must be Taharqa...

    This is a miracle...

    King Hezekiah: Thank you my lord for this gift! I suddenly feel hopeful again!

    (Isaiah 37:36 RSV). Sennacherib then retreated to Nineveh with what little remained of his forces. There, 17 years later, he was assassinated by two of his own sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer (Isaiah 37:38).

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    Re: Lord of the blue and white Nile...

    Terrific work, Fredrik

    Incredibly epic in scope, and highly ambitious.
    The mood and style reminded me of RGP game music. (very visual)

    really enjoyed this!


    ~Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsp2 View Post
    Terrific work, Fredrik

    Incredibly epic in scope, and highly ambitious.
    The mood and style reminded me of RGP game music. (very visual)

    really enjoyed this!


    ~Jeff
    Hi Jeff,

    And welcome in my time machine... our Pharaoh "Taharqa" ruler of Egypt 25th dynasty is mentioned in the old Testament:

    "Isaiah 37:9-10" (New International Version)
    "Now Sennacherib received a report that Taharqa, the Nubian king of Egypt, was marching towards him."

    Those are the sources I have been using to develop my story...

    While I was reading about the Egyptian Pharaohs I found out that there are more pyramids in Nubia than in Egypt.
    Maybe that might interest you!

    Thanks for your inspiring enthusiasm,


    Fred

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    Re: Lord of the blue and white Nile...

    Fredrick,

    Absolutely amazing writing. Is this an ongoing piece that you are working on? I have to admit, I wasn't expecting this when I opened it up. The first orchestra hit scared my pants off. I almost spilt my coffee again (nowhere near my keyboard, this time!!)

    Keep up the great work.

    Jonny
    For more information, check out www.jonathoncox.com/intro.html

    "The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead." - Igor Stravinsky

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    Re: Lord of the blue and white Nile...

    I love it when you take off full bore like this, all
    cannons firing, look out Wagner -- you've got
    competition... lol!

    A rollicking good hyper-neo-Romantic catapult,
    Fredrik! The complete, abrupt shift of idiom part
    way through, though, did rather throw me a curve.
    Is this perhaps intended as two separate pieces?

    Much enjoyed!

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    I love it when you take off full bore like this, all
    cannons firing, look out Wagner -- you've got
    competition... lol!

    A rollicking good hyper-neo-Romantic catapult,
    Fredrik! The complete, abrupt shift of idiom part
    way through, though, did rather throw me a curve.
    Is this perhaps intended as two separate pieces?

    Much enjoyed!

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    This Romantic catapult will be prolonged with development section and recapitulation etc etc!

    I intend to broaden the orchestral structure so it becomes even more monumental... I like to throw out torches in the dark sometimes and see what the reaction will be... then I go on and develop details later!

    Now you really got me inspired to kick Wagner even more in the Arsch

    Very inspiring, David!

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Lost View Post
    Fredrick,

    Absolutely amazing writing. Is this an ongoing piece that you are working on? I have to admit, I wasn't expecting this when I opened it up. The first orchestra hit scared my pants off. I almost spilt my coffee again (nowhere near my keyboard, this time!!)

    Keep up the great work.

    Jonny
    Hi Jonny,

    The content of my drama required me to create turbulence in the orchestra... this piece will be prolonged with development section and recapitulation. I'm glad the wild intro had such effect on your surrounding

    I will be back soon with a final sparkling version!

    Regards,


    Fred

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    Fantastic Fredrik! So full of excitement and drama, so... epic in scale, absolutely wonderful stuff. By epic i don't mean length, i mean larger than life. And wonderful percussion, what libraries are you using?


    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf View Post
    Fantastic Fredrik! So full of excitement and drama, so... epic in scale, absolutely wonderful stuff. By epic i don't mean length, i mean larger than life. And wonderful percussion, what libraries are you using?


    David
    Hi David,

    I'm using GPO orchestra percussion kit!

    I have revised "Lord of the Nile" and added a new coda!

    Thanks for your inspiring enthusiasm!

    Fred

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    Another fabulous piece from you ! I am totally amazed by the drama and the orchestration is outstanding. Great job !
    Kind Regards

    Louis Dekker
    My Music Site

    Pour être grand, il faut avoir été petit.

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