Hume, Ray - Melanesia

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Ray Hume
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Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by Ray Hume » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:48 am

Most of my pieces betray my passion for the music of past fretboard masters : John Dowland and Jose Ferrer, to name but a few. I also have a penchant for the harmonies of jazz and the syncopations that define the world of pop.

I'm not fond of music that doesn't sound nice. This may sound silly, but there seem to be plenty of musicians and composers out there who revel in sounds that, to me are just... well....plain ugly.

I finished this piece earlier this week, and had thought of calling it 'Solstice Galliard'; then I wondered about 'Darkest Night''; and then I started thinking about how dark the world has become in general during this past year, so I came up with 'Melanesia' which is the name of a group of Pacific islands not far from Tuvalu. Tuvalu is drowning, because of sea-level rise for which, ultimately, you and I are responsible.

Despite the passing of the winter solstice, I cannot see many signs of light on the horizon.

I cannot save the planet, but I would like to think my music can brighten up somebody' day.

For the score of this music please visit http://www.ray-hume.com.

Cheers
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Gilbert Pépin
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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by Gilbert Pépin » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:55 am

Ray Hume wrote:... I cannot save the planet, but I would like to think my music can brighten up somebody' day ...
it's done! Thanks for you music :okok: :casque:
Gilbert, a student in the French forum

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bert
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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by bert » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:15 am

I enjoyed the piece. I just played it a few times. Accidentally I played e# in bar 21. Worked a little better IMO.
Ray Hume wrote: I'm not fond of music that doesn't sound nice. This may sound silly, but there seem to be plenty of musicians and composers out there who revel in sounds that, to me are just... well....plain ugly.
I have the same problem, so you're not alone. Never understood the appeal of Koyunbaba, for example.

Regards, Bert

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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by burtong » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:36 pm

Absolutely lovely.

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amy3000
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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by amy3000 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:03 pm

Lovely Ray and sad given the darkness this evoked for you. I share your sentiment and appreciate your music.

Ray Hume
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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by Ray Hume » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:10 am

Many thanks for your positive feedback everyone.

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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by boguz » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:10 am

Beautiful!! =)

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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:35 pm

I like it :casque:

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Luuttuaja
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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by Luuttuaja » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:40 pm

This is a beautiful piece! The times we are living are dark, but hearing some new good music always brightens my day!

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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by ChristianSchwengeler » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:58 pm

Ray Hume wrote:
I'm not fond of music that doesn't sound nice. This may sound silly, but there seem to be plenty of musicians and composers out there who revel in sounds that, to me are just... well....plain ugly.

I finished this piece earlier this week, and had thought of calling it 'Solstice Galliard'; then I wondered about 'Darkest Night''; and then I started thinking about how dark the world has become in general during this past year, so I came up with 'Melanesia' which is the name of a group of Pacific islands not far from Tuvalu.

For the score of this music please visit http://www.ray-hume.com.

Cheers
I have played thru the piece a few times this week and I really love it and it is a beautiful piece of art indeed!

Congratulations once more and thanks for sharing the score.

What I find also is that you managed to write something musically interesting on a very accessible level and you can play it right from the score which is most grateful.

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Re: Hume, Ray - Melanesia

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:28 am

:bravo: So beautiful and warm! Very peaceful! :merci:

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