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Gypsies of Galatia

By Leland Thomas Faegre


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'Gypsies of Galatia'


Description: The compositional depiction of 'Gypsies of Galatia' developed along the harmonic structure of the introduction of the track.  The I vi ii IV chord pattern established in the introduction creates the architecture for the production, and the instrumentation was selected to reflect the cultural imagery of gypsies that I had witnessed while living in Ireland.  

A modal motif [played by a dulcimer and uillean pipe] provides a platform that made possible a confluence of instruments that also includes medieval or Praetorius bagpipe [named after the 16th century German musicologist, Michael Praetorius], bodhran, castanets, hurdy gurdy and tambourine to musically illustrate the nomadic nature of Galatian tribal history. Violas, Violins, low whistle drums and bass complete the palette of this production.


Story Behind the Music:  I wrote 'Gypsies of Galatia' on a Kawaii K3 while living in Ireland in 1986-87.  For the most part unknown as the historical origin of Celtic culture, Galatia 278-25 BCE came into existence when the territory was given to the two groups of Gauls by King Nicomedes I of Bithynia.  It was perhaps my most prolific period [initial tracks for 'Pipes of Peace' were recorded there], being immersed in the environment of Celtic culture and imagery.  But it was not until Christmas Eve 1989 that I first digitally recorded the basic tracks which have changed very little from their original parts.  Late in 2002 and through mid-year 2003, I produced this composition in addition to 'New Age Symphonia' and continued the production of others as studio 'B' was being upgraded...




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"...the mixing of obviously traditional instruments with modern and sometimes unexpected instrumentation is what makes Leland's tracks so great. He takes what some people consider to be simple "folk" music or instruments and blends them into a tapestry of musical artistry that is a pleasure every time."

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  Artist: Leland Thomas Faegre
  Release Date: April 4, 2008
  Genre: New Age
  Styles: World
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"We have chosen some tracks from the CD you sent us to play on our internet and SKY broadcasts. The tracks are currently on our automated playlist, so we cannot give accurate details of when they may be played. The tracks are: 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' 'After You,' 'Pipes of Peace,' Serengeti Serenade,' and 'Gypsies of Galatia.'"  Presented on two featured programs, 'Rock The Box with Jimi the Vox,' and on 'Pulse Lounge' with Rob Bailey; heard on the internet around the world and throughout the UK and Ireland on British Sky Channel 0155...


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"This work does a great job of creating the illusion of a huge group of musicians, although I suspect it may be only you doing everything. You certainly have all the skills and abilities of a first rate composer, arranger and orchestrator."

---Taxi, January 21, 2005

"I must say it was quite refreshing to hear your work of Instrumentals. The instruments presented are well crafted and well performed.  You do have the ability to create mood and set the tone in each piece.  For the right situation, I feel that your music can work very well......"

---Taxi, April 29, 2005

"...the production is impressive.  I think it's an excellent piece...solidly crafted…composition, arrangement, performance and production..."

---Taxi, August 2, 2005

" sounds like you have created some interesting have some good vibes going here...My personal favorite is Gypsies of Galatia..."

---Taxi, August 31, 2005

“…I really like it. Good chord progression…Good fusion of Celtic and Flamenco influences.  Excellent arrangement and production.  There is no doubt as to the talent and ability that went into creating them...your work is quite unique…”

---Taxi, September 13, 2005

"...brilliant piping...the pipes sound excellent and help give the track...a strong Celtic flavor..."

---Taxi, October 30, 2005

"The orchestral feel and form of this track brings lots of depth and fullness to the arrangement...The soundscapes are lush and crafted very nicely. The overall tone and texture is very cinematic.

---Taxi, March 6, 2007

"You're impressively all over the map as a composer. These pieces certainly demonstrate a wide stylistic range..."

---Taxi, August 27, 2009


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10/10stars: I love this

6.17.2005 @ 3:57pm

Amazing, I love all the underlining celtic melodies. I will listen to this over and over and over again. It's not only a great's inspiring. Thank you. -Kevin

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