9/8/2021 8 Comments
14. Rolling River
Take 2 has arrived! After listening, Tembre realized I was sharing an early, unfinished version of this song, which later evolved into a version she loves and shares. Tembre said, "As I remember when Rolling River was complete for me when the extra parts/delayed harmony was created , it was a special moment, as I felt this song was complete in that moment and it is loved. I love the simpleness of the melody, as the other parts are added, it slowly becomes something that is resonant, full and fluid. " So here we have the version of Rolling River Tembre loves and would like shared... I'm wondering if, for those who heard the first, mistake episode, if that's like owning one of those special stamps that was printed backward?
Notes Rounding, smoothing, softening... I love the way this song invites us to relish the tumbling flow of life and let it comfort and carry us, let it reassure us that we are enough, we are home. There's a rocking, rolling melody, which can be harmonized, and then a lovely descant, or upper line, that responds to the melody. I love the way this song lets me, (not an eager swimmer!), sense the release and acceptance of allowing the water to carry me. Next episode, a conversation with Tembre that includes cold water swimming, how she supports singers who might not be matching yet, finding time to songwrite, what makes Ireland a special place for a songleader, and more!
Songwriter info Tembre de Carteret lives in County Clare, Ireland, and has led a beautiful online singing circle called "We May Sing" during the pandemic. You can learn more about her and the way in which she facilitates, mentors, and builds song communities at her website, www.tembresong.com
Nuts & Bolts The song is in 4:4, in 2 layers, one of which is harmonized. It is Aeolian (natural minor).
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9/8/2021 07:17:40 am
Dear Patricia, it was so good to hear your voice, and sing along with you. I am actually in Germany, and checked my e-mail. The last year has been rather overwhelming for me for various reasons so I have not stayed in touch. I hope that will change in the future. I will follow along with the songs, and think of you. I hope all is well with you.
9/8/2021 12:58:03 pm
Gisela!!!! I'm SO glad to hear from you -- and to know that we've been singing together! Please do stay in touch....
9/10/2021 06:00:04 pm
I have been lucky to have the joy of being led by Tembre in singing for many years. She is an absolute melodic joy to sing with
9/11/2021 08:34:44 pm
Agreed! And how lucky you are, Nuala... I'm so delighted you gave this a listen, and hope you enjoy next week's conversation with Tembre!
9/11/2021 08:35:32 pm
THANK YOU, Anne!!! I think we must have very similar musical tastes! :)
9/17/2021 10:26:46 am
Just getting to this now more than a week later. I missed out last week and really missed this calming soothing yet active time with you! Thank you.
9/18/2021 09:49:08 pm
So glad you made it, Stephanie, and that you notice how it balances calming and active for you -- I love that!
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