|Add Date:||2004-08-09||Pull Date:||2004-10-11||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||Oct 3||Sep 19||Aug 15|
|1.||Jun 26, 2009:||Emphysema For Emphasis
We Are the Champions
|4.||Sep 30, 2004:||Baptism of Solitude at the Circus
|2.||May 13, 2009:||Signal to Noise
We Are the Champions
|5.||Sep 26, 2004:||Late Night
|3.||Oct 02, 2004:||music that doesn't hurt dogs and ponies
We Are the Champions
|6.||Sep 16, 2004:||Hello Kitten
Track 1: Tinkly intro like wind chimes far away gets louder. Very quiet pulsing bass stuff. Minor key melody. Sort of renaissance-ish. Seems Christmas-y, though not meant to. Gets major and uptempo about halfway through. Bass section introduces return to minor-ness. Edward Scissorhands, anyone? Ceremonial conclusion. Recommended.
Track 2: Modern-ish. Enya with handbells. Alternates between quiet benedictory sections and strident celebration.
Track 3: Very quiet intro. High and tinkly. Steady rhythm throughout. Little variation in the placid hymnic tone. Should accompany a cheesy Olympic figure-skating routine.
Track 4: Loud strident intro. Quiet and creeping starting at 0:30. Slow and loud again at 1:30. Big volume variations even by the album’s standards.
Track 5: Quiet rhythmic creeping. Trebly. This Rachmaninoff prelude is powerful and ominous, and this is not entirely obscured by the handbell rendition. Recommended.
Track 6: Modern. Composed for handbells. Bass as well as treble components. Cute, in a bad kind of way.
Track 7: Placid, pensive. Corny. Little bass. Repetitive.
Track 8: Celebratory. Not too loud or quiet. Gets quieter at about 1:20. Minor in the middle. Celebratory again at the end. Loud. Brassy.
Track 9: School whistle at beginning! As the title would indicate, circus-y.
Track 10: Quiet intro. Placid. Trebly. Hymnic.
Track 1: Slow not too quiet portentous intro. Tempo quickens; gets upbeat. Not exclusively trebly. Some volume variation but not too bad. Sounds as tempestuous as windchimes can be, with happy intervals.
Track 2: Placid. Rhythmic. Has the tone of a church organ (without the organ part). Volume drops at lot at 1:55 (counting backwards). Gets more trebly. Then back to sop. Key change with 1 minute to go. Nice counterrhythms with 30 seconds to go.
Track 3: Quiet intro. Almost jazzy percussion. Short respite from near-constant treble bells at about 1:30 (backwards). Tinkly music box ending.
Track 4: Thickly textured treble opening. Kind of annoying, truth be told. At 5:00 gets bassy, sneaky-sounding rhythms. Dramatic pause at 3:45. Gets very quiet for about 15 seconds. Placid for a long time. Silence again at 1:20. Things get ominous, fast and trebly. Insistent ending.
Track 5: Delicate and happy. Not too much volume variation. Originally written for organ, and you can tell. Bad volume dip at 3:27. Things stay sneaky like mice for a while. Things get stridently celebratory at various points near the end. The end goes on for about 1.5 minutes.
Track 6: Patriotic. Sousa. Will give you bad flashbacks to middle school marching band. Funny.
Track 7: Here begins the "Rockin' Raleigh Ringers" portion of the set. Eerie. Not perhaps the desired effect. ("give me that old time rock 'n roll music / any old way you choose it") Lots of not strictly necessary little flourishes. Not too trebly. Some nice bare percussion at about 0:30.
Track 8: "carry on, my wayward son / something something you are gone / blah blah / don't you cry no more" The intro is recognizable, but I don't know if the rest is. Percussion at about 1:30 sounds like a ticking bomb. Seems to go on forever.
Track 9: I imagine this and the next track will get comparatively lots of airplay for their irony value. Plus at 3-ish minutes each, neither is too long. The intro is very placid and trebly. Sort of like Queen in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Could get most of the good out of the song by playing about the first 1 1/2 minutes.
Track 10: Tommy! With handbells! Quiet intro. Does a scarily good job of replicating the famous guitar power chords near the beginning. Play this track.
Track 11: Music box-ish intro. Kind of slow and boring. Very long. Cymbal near the end (at about 0:30) followed by the rest of the track of self-indulgent silence.
|2.||Nova||12.||All Glorious Above|
|3.||Prayer for Healing||13.||Aria|
|4.||Russian Sailor's Dance||14.||Pinnacle|
|5.||Prelude in C# Minor||15.||Finale|
|6.||Puer Natus Est||16.||The Stars and Stripes Foreve|
|7.||Nocturne NO.2||17.||Old Time Rock and Roll|
|8.||Carillon||18.||Carry On, Wayward Son|
|9.||Barnum and Bailey's Favorite||19.||We Are the Champions|
|10.||Come, Thou Almighty King||20.||Pinball Wizard|
|21.||Nights in a White Satin|