Barb’s Music Blog


This is what I wrote, orchestrated and sequenced as my final project for Orchestration (Berklee Music Online). It’s amazing how long it takes to sequence something…the hours and hours and days of working with the controller lanes and on velocities to try to get the right mix. Somehow, I’ve got to figure out how to work faster. That said, I do believe I have finally finished the sequencing on this song–at least until something bothers me enough to go back in and make more changes! In the meantime, I need to make the final changes to the score….

“Gethsemane” will be the overture to the Easter project I’m working on (three other songs for choir and orchestra, dealing with Gethsemane, the cross, and the resurrection morning). Mitch Townley of Knoxville, TN is working on the lyrics with me.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Susan November 20th, 2008 10:37 pm

    I found the music moving.

    To me is was like they went to battle, won and then went home.

    Once home, the families were happy and sad because some did not make it,

    Then I heard them returning to normal family life.

  2. Kathy Jacobson November 21st, 2008 10:17 am

    WOW! We have a Bose sound system connected to our computer, so I let it rip! I really enjoyed it, Barb. I loved the middle where it was building, building, and then mellowed out again. I think you need to quit your day job and get to this music stuff full-time. I’m sure if it were a paying proposition, you would! Keep up the great artistry. Kathy

  3. Barb November 30th, 2008 8:59 pm

    I would love to hear this on your Bose system, Kathy! So glad you enjoyed the song. I love the power in it, too.

    You’re right…if it was a paying proposition, this would be my day job. (I’m working towards it!)

  4. luke January 31st, 2009 1:36 am

    sheesh, orchestral eh? thanks for recommending me to listen to these songs! I love your fam! God bless

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