Category Archives: Early Music Influences

Day 27: 365 “Circle Songs”

Wow.  So this is the first one I’ve actually ever fallen asleep while recording!  Plus, I barely have a voice; I should have done a style where the rasp in my voice was a benefit.  As is, I’m going to have to re-do this one at one point.

It’s got random words I made up on the spot.  “In the sorrow, in the brightness, in the hollow wood he waits.”

Circle 27

-Anne-Marie Hildebrandt

Day 17: 365 “Circle Songs”

I went to the vocal improvisation group tonight, the first time I’ve been able to go since the time which started this whole 365 shenanigans.  I needed it; it reminded me why I’m doing this.  It also reminded me how much I need other people, to stretch and inspire and share. So thanks guys.  And here’s a circle song.

Circle 17

-Anne-Marie Hildebrandt

Day 11: 365 Circle Songs

Was just thinking about how much I like Early Music, and how the sound of parallel fifths is a big part of the “feel” of it.  The parallel fifths lend a haunting quality to it and often the addition of parallel fifths or fourths to a piece of music will remind one, consciously or subconsciously, of monks in a monastery somewhere, long ago.  Then, oddly, this circle song popped out, which not only features perfect fifths, but is based on a well-known phrase called “Dies Irae,” the wrath of God.  It is a Gregorian chant subject, and numerous classical pieces were written on it- one by Liszt, a movement of Mozart’s Requiem.  This circle doesn’t sound like any of those things, I don’t think.  Which is kind of interesting to me in and of itself…

Circle 11

-Anne-Marie Hildebrandt

Day 9: 365 “Circle Songs”

If you’ve ever played the highly addictive game Candy Crush, you will have surely been at least slightly tempted to spend a few dollars here and there to advance your game when it seems there could be no other possible way forward.  Most of the prices for things are between 3 and 10 dollars.  (And although I can’t find it anymore, I promise you I’ve seen insane-o things for around $40.)  ANYWAY, even if you do only spend a dollar here and there for more “lives,” it’s bound to be a slippery slope, one I’ve sworn I will never set foot on.  Hence today’s circle song.

Take that, Candy Crush.

Oh- and I like genre-mixing.  I feel like today’s offering has a bit of hand-holding going on between classical music and soul.  Maybe?

Circle 9

-Anne-Marie Hildebrandt