Music for Sept. 11

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dhcpolwnk, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. dhcpolwnk

    dhcpolwnk New Member

    This message is off-topic--not about fibromyalgia--but since today is Sept. 11, 2002, I wanted to invite anyone who may be interested to visit my MP3 music web site at http://www.MP3.com.au/LauraRemsonMitchell and listen to"As Heaven Weeps," the tone poem I wrote last year in memory of and tribute to the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Although I am a public policy analyst and writer by profession--not a musician--my hobby has long been music. For the last several years, I have been doing my music using MIDI software and a MIDI keyboard.

    You can "stream" (listen online) or download "As Heaven Weeps" and/or any of my other music at no charge. You need to have Windows Media Player to listen, but there is a link at mp3.com.au that takes to to a site where you can download the latest version of the Media Player for your computer, also at no charge.

    I was delighted to discovers last December that "As Heaven Weeps" had reached #1 on the MP3.com.au Contemporary Classical charts. Although it has remained fairly high in the rankings over the past eight months, it just recently regained the #1 spot.

    Another piece that I think is relevant for the anniversary of the attack is my Diversity Prayer, which is based on an old Hebrew blessing. Since I can't sing anymore, there is no vocal. However, the lyrics are available on the track page for the Diversity Prayer. (The lyrics also are available at http://www.geocities.com/dhcpolwnk/diversity.htm . A MIDI version of the song is also available at that site, but the sound of the MIDI file will be limited by the quality of your computer's sound card and internal synthesizer. The MP3 version offers a truer version of the arrangement I used. MIDI versions of my other songs can be accessed via my Songs page, http://www.geocities.com/dhcpolwnk/songs.htm .)

    --Laura

  2. dhcpolwnk

    dhcpolwnk New Member

    This message is off-topic--not about fibromyalgia--but since today is Sept. 11, 2002, I wanted to invite anyone who may be interested to visit my MP3 music web site at http://www.MP3.com.au/LauraRemsonMitchell and listen to"As Heaven Weeps," the tone poem I wrote last year in memory of and tribute to the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Although I am a public policy analyst and writer by profession--not a musician--my hobby has long been music. For the last several years, I have been doing my music using MIDI software and a MIDI keyboard.

    You can "stream" (listen online) or download "As Heaven Weeps" and/or any of my other music at no charge. You need to have Windows Media Player to listen, but there is a link at mp3.com.au that takes to to a site where you can download the latest version of the Media Player for your computer, also at no charge.

    I was delighted to discovers last December that "As Heaven Weeps" had reached #1 on the MP3.com.au Contemporary Classical charts. Although it has remained fairly high in the rankings over the past eight months, it just recently regained the #1 spot.

    Another piece that I think is relevant for the anniversary of the attack is my Diversity Prayer, which is based on an old Hebrew blessing. Since I can't sing anymore, there is no vocal. However, the lyrics are available on the track page for the Diversity Prayer. (The lyrics also are available at http://www.geocities.com/dhcpolwnk/diversity.htm . A MIDI version of the song is also available at that site, but the sound of the MIDI file will be limited by the quality of your computer's sound card and internal synthesizer. The MP3 version offers a truer version of the arrangement I used. MIDI versions of my other songs can be accessed via my Songs page, http://www.geocities.com/dhcpolwnk/songs.htm .)

    --Laura

  3. ohmyaching

    ohmyaching New Member

    This probably should be on the chit chat board.
    Shortly after 9/11 there was a man posting on the Garden Web forums who worked at ground zero digging through the rubble. He was the eyes and ears for all of us telling us what was going on there. The work was hard going and we'd all encourage him on. His board name was Big John. That in itself reminded me of the song Big Bad John about a giant of a man who rescues his coworkers at the expence of his own life. I could almost picture Big John working frantically to help dig through the wreckage. His posts were sometimes filled with sorrow and fatigue. One day he said he heard a song playing on the radio while they were there at ground zero that made the workers all pause to listen. It gave him a lump in his throat and a lift to his tired soul. No, it wasn't your song, but I thought you might be interested in it. He posted a site where the song could be downloaded because he was so moved by this song that he wanted to share it with everyone. If you're interested here is the website for the free download.
    http://www.stevevaus.com/