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Posted on Fri, Oct 23 2020 17:23
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 311

I'm having a hard time choosing which recording I am going to release.  I am seeking opinions as to which singer you like better.  I love both interpretations equally, which is why I am having a hard time deciding!

Thanks in advance for offering your opinion...

Best,

Jerry

PLAY

Posted on Sat, Oct 31 2020 07:00
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 311

I remixed the vocal part to better balance the wide dynamic range my singer has...

Posted on Tue, Nov 03 2020 19:53
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 311

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Posted on Tue, Nov 03 2020 23:25
by MMKA
Joined on Tue, May 22 2012, Posts 422

Hi Jerry, it is a bit quite here at the forum, I know.
I listened to the first versions a while ago. And as far as I can remember, I listened that versions on my phone. Yesterday I listened on my computer with the monitors to the remix, then just to Kira.
What I heard was a beautiful voice, beautiful set in front of the string quartet, really lovely. And the song itself is beautiful too.
Now I listened to both versions and I have a slight preference for Kira, but that is probably just a matter of personal taste.

I can imagine, that this composition is something special for you, because of the occasion, the marriage of your daughter (I didn't find it anymore in the text, but I thought, you wrote that in the forum, or am I wrong?)

Posted on Wed, Nov 04 2020 01:04
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 311

Thanks for your opinion MMKA (I don't think that's your name, but it's the best I can do).  Kira's voice is definitely lovely, there's a tenderness and warmth that seems right for the song.  Yes, I wrote it for my daughter's wedding party, but, like most everyone else in the world, we have to face the disappointment of cancelling the party due to COVID.  But one day we hope to have it.  In the meanwhile she loves the song, so I am happy about that.

I appreciate that you took the time to listen and respond.  I'm glad you liked the piece.

Best,

Jerry

 

 

Originally Posted by: MMKA Go to Quoted Post

Hi Jerry, it is a bit quite here at the forum, I know.
I listened to the first versions a while ago. And as far as I can remember, I listened that versions on my phone. Yesterday I listened on my computer with the monitors to the remix, then just to Kira.
What I heard was a beautiful voice, beautiful set in front of the string quartet, really lovely. And the song itself is beautiful too.
Now I listened to both versions and I have a slight preference for Kira, but that is probably just a matter of personal taste.

I can imagine, that this composition is something special for you, because of the occasion, the marriage of your daughter (I didn't find it anymore in the text, but I thought, you wrote that in the forum, or am I wrong?)

Posted on Wed, Nov 04 2020 05:24
by thomamd
Joined on Sat, Jan 31 2009, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, Posts 205

Gerry,

I liked the opening motif A LOT and I liked the melody of the first for lines. You are an excellent composer. As you asked me to make a choice, I would choose the vocalist, Kiri. I did note that you commented on the warmth and tenderness of her voice. I would agree.

 

Mark

Posted on Wed, Nov 04 2020 06:38
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 311

Originally Posted by: thomamd Go to Quoted Post

Gerry,

I liked the opening motif A LOT and I liked the melody of the first for lines. You are an excellent composer. As you asked me to make a choice, I would choose the vocalist, Kiri. I did note that you commented on the warmth and tenderness of her voice. I would agree.

 

Mark

Thanks for listening Mark and sharing your thoughts!

Jerry

Posted on Wed, Nov 04 2020 11:21
by stefan_telser
Joined on Wed, Mar 14 2007, Posts 127

this is really a wonderfull composition and arrangment!

Both singers are great. If I had to choose I would probably pick Kira.

Best regards
Stefan

Posted on Wed, Nov 04 2020 19:23
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 311

Thanks Stefan, and thank you for sharing your opinion.

Jerry

 

Originally Posted by: stefan_telser Go to Quoted Post

this is really a wonderfull composition and arrangment!

Both singers are great. If I had to choose I would probably pick Kira.

Best regards
Stefan

Posted on Thu, Nov 05 2020 22:01
by crusoe
Joined on Sat, Dec 26 2009, Posts 141

Hi Jerry,

Cannot pick a favorite. This is not likely to work, but I thought - maybe give one verse for the 1st singer, and then the next one to the other one? Beautiful harmony in this piece, I must say.

All the best,

Crusoe.

Posted on Thu, Nov 05 2020 22:08
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 311

Thanks Crusoe for taking a listen. 

I did resolve the dilemma.  I am releasing a single with Abbie singing the song and on my next CD release I will include Kira's interpretation on the album. 

Best,

Jerry

www.jerrygerber.com

 

 

Originally Posted by: crusoe Go to Quoted Post

Hi Jerry,

Cannot pick a favorite. This is not likely to work, but I thought - maybe give one verse for the 1st singer, and then the next one to the other one? Beautiful harmony in this piece, I must say.

All the best,

Crusoe.

Posted on Fri, Nov 06 2020 16:55
by Jos Wylin
Joined on Mon, Dec 03 2012, Belgium, Posts 645

Hi Jerry,

I completely agree with Stefan Telser: this is an excellent composition and sung by a most wonderful voice. The sober but very functional arrangement makes it perfect. What strikes me most is the text-music feel: the music underlines the textual content and gives it some more emotion (e.g. on the word 'bitterness' the falling melody).

Many congrats, I really enjoyed the song.

Jos


 
 
Posted on Sun, Nov 08 2020 22:16
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 311

Originally Posted by: Jos Wylin Go to Quoted Post

Hi Jerry,

I completely agree with Stefan Telser: this is an excellent composition and sung by a most wonderful voice. The sober but very functional arrangement makes it perfect. What strikes me most is the text-music feel: the music underlines the textual content and gives it some more emotion (e.g. on the word 'bitterness' the falling melody).

Many congrats, I really enjoyed the song.

Jos


 
 

Thank you Jos, and thanks for listening.

Jerry

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