Half-Speed Flourish (mix for A Closer Listen) by M. Sage published on 2013/09/15 03:12:54 +0000 1) moonlight in vermont - skitch henderson 2) song from moulin rouge - michael legrand 3) the constant nymph - korngold / phil pop orch 4) stars fell on alabama - perkins parish / the heavenly voices with wally scott and his orchestra 5) the white peacock - griffes / phil pops orch 6) unknown (record label damaged) 7) unknown (record label damaged) 7) autumn in rome - performer unknown 8) unknown (scooped from am radio) 9) a sunday kind of love - claude thornhill orchestra + fran warren^ ^(m. sage prairie edit) For a while now, I have been using old orchestra LPs as source material for my recordings. One of my favorite tricks is to record snippets of the introduction flourishes from old big-band era tracks and cut them up into sample arrangements. The giant sweeping chords that open a lot of the music from this era really captivates me...because these intros are usually far more melodically complex then the rest of the song that follows. I have an old Califone 1420K record player that has a really worm vintage solid-state tone, and the table can run at 16rpm. I jacked the table into my computer, and recorded the opening flourishes from some tracks. I also have a few of these saved, in my base of sounds, that I scooped from AM radio a while back. I have used several of these tracks in M. Sage recordings, primarily "A Sunday Kind of Love" which is the root sample for "Prairie Bell" from my cassette "Lux Collapsing." The rest are a mystery for me to be kind of sure of...and for you to guess if you are into that. Dedicated to Dave Sutton.