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Serengeti Serenade

By Leland Thomas Faegre


'Serengeti Serenade'

Description: The introduction to 'Serengeti Serenade' features the Kudu [Antelope] horn described as having French horn characteristics.  The Kudu or Antelope horn is also heard at the conclusion and is the hook of the production; African flute, Kalimba and various sundry percussion in addition to African choral samples build ever so gradually during the bridge or 'middle eight.'

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African Flute

Kudu Horn

Story Behind the Music: On the Korg Triton, there is a patch described as 'Song of Africa' that served as the inspiration for this work.  It is not unusual for pre-set patches to be quite enough to evoke a creative response and the Triton very much lived up to its reputation.  This composition was another of those that wrote itself.  Written early in 2002 on a recently purchased Triton LE, it remained without an instrumental chorus until late in 2004 when I began in earnest to arrange and produce what became quite a departure from my typical compositional style.  Though I have never visited the Serengeti, I believe this ambient soundscape encapsulates the African environment of the 'Dark Continent.'  Close your eyes and enjoy the Serengeti...




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Although only available in standard definition, LandscapeHD will be available as part of this programming to promote its music video download store and build a new audience amongst cable companies - many of whom will never before have been able to see Landscape and its format.

Nick Austin, Chairman of LandscapeHD says "Art Channel is a really good television concept that will also be very good for Landscape. Now viewers can see our HD music clips before they buy them in HD or the AppleTV format. It will give people a very good idea of what the LandscapeHD channel will be doing next year and forms part of our co-operative marketing venture to build awareness of the LandscapeHD and Art Channel brands"

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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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"...solidly crafted…composition, arrangement, performance and production.  You did a really good job of creating an impression of the Serengeti. I thought your chordal and melodic choices were good and the sounds were excellent...."

---Taxi, August 2, 2005

" sounds like you have created some interesting have some good vibes going here..."

---Taxi, August 31, 2005

"There is no doubt as to the talent and ability that went into creating them...your work is quite unique…”

---Taxi, September 13, 2005

"...I am always impressed with your talent and ability to generate interesting and authentic sounds and unusual and engaging arrangements...strong melodically and the arrangement did a good job of keeping it moving and building. Very good production and musicianship...."

---Taxi, August 16, 2006

"...nice sounds...nice mood and groove...good musicianship; good programming etc, etc..."

---Taxi, April 13, 2007

"A good piece of music, well recorded.  Good ethnic approach to rock-influenced new age/meditation music; the ethnic component leaves a predominant impression...interesting, ethno-rock new age piece..."

---Taxi, May 23, 2008

"You very well may be a "musical maverick" from my interpretation of your biography.  I appreciate how the piece feels bright and uplifting - particularly when the Ethnic sounding, choir-like voices enter."

Taxi, December 11, 2008

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

---Taxi, August 27, 2009


Peer Reviews from SongRamp

very well done. Nice dynamics. Creates a vivid visual image.
really great ethno track. excellent mix and mastering. well done. luigi
really great ethno track. excellent mix and mastering. well done. luigi
this works for me- an excellent production for a great musical theme- good piece of work-- peace--Elrod
And me too. Sounds great. Graham
Quite a stunning soundscape..Absolutely beautiful..excellent production! Deborah


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