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The Fiddle And The Drum (vocal arrangement)

piano music transcribed by Tim Weiss  Printer-friendly version of this piece

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Tim Weiss says:

"The vocal jazz ensemble I am in at school is singing this
arrangement, and we may record it, as well, at the end of the
semester.

"I don't have much to say about the arrangement, frankly. I've
been in awe with the original for most of my life. The melody is
gorgeous, and the lyric is powerful. I just wanted to attach
my unique kind of view point to the message of the song. I feel
that, while the message seems to be quite simple in actuality,
there is such an overwhelming sense of complexity associated
with achieving the goal of the message. I wanted to echo the
call of a different time, and focus it into the present time.
To me, the complexity of the harmony serves as a translation and
reflection of how I feel about the complexities of this world,
and that of Joni Mitchell's message. I certainly fear the beating
drums and all that accompanies them. Thank you, Joni Mitchell,
for the wonderful and compelling song!"

 

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