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#1169324 - 09/18/20 04:43 PM The Fountain  
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https://soundcloud.com/gerry-cooper-855281238/the-fountain

Inspiration for this one was the photograph taken in 1939 of a Fountain with 6 children dancing in a circle. It was taken in 1942 and on that day over 40,000 civilians died in the bombing. The City was Stalingrad. Could well be I am going over the edge but at my age I am past caring LOL

Stay Safe, Best,

Gerry

#1169325 - 09/18/20 05:27 PM Re: The Fountain [Re: Gerry]  
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Hey, Gerry:

I'm assuming the "Balalaika" is mixed in to provide authenticity... and to me... total sadness. The film music providers are going to looking for some or all of this well done and well performed music. Great job as usual.
Best wishes for success. ----Dave

#1169327 - 09/18/20 05:50 PM Re: The Fountain [Re: Gerry]  
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Beautiful song Gerry. So well done. Love the music.

#1169329 - 09/18/20 07:29 PM Re: The Fountain [Re: Gerry]  
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Hi Gerry,
Very interesting and nice. I could hear it as a score. Do you pursue SYNC?


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
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#1169335 - 09/19/20 06:37 AM Re: The Fountain [Re: Gerry]  
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I was fascinated long ago by the ability of children in the midst of devastation to find hope, positive expectation, to play in a war zone.
The Nazi's wielding Government authority commanded the German Army to invade Russia in June, 1942, Operation Barbarosa. The Nazi SS (Schutzstaffel), a private militia of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), militarized, came behind the Army and slaughtered civilians, the Einsatzgruppen. Ben Ferencz was able to prosecute the commanders at Nuremberg using their signed reports of numbers killed, submitted to their Leadership Decision-Makers.
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#1169336 - 09/19/20 10:20 AM Re: The Fountain [Re: Gerry]  
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Nice job Gerry. You music captured the mood perfectly.

Best, John smile

#1169355 - 09/19/20 01:56 PM Re: The Fountain [Re: Gerry]  
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Gerry,

Ominous and haunting . . . Beautifully put together with some great touches (i.e., the guitar licks—really nice . . . don’t know why some of them reminded me of Mark Knopfler). Would be a credit to any film looking to use it as a score. Well done!

All my best,

Deej

#1169368 - 09/20/20 08:31 AM Re: The Fountain [Re: Deej56]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Hey, Gerry:

I'm assuming the "Balalaika" is mixed in to provide authenticity... and to me... total sadness. The film music providers are going to looking for some or all of this well done and well performed music. Great job as usual.
Best wishes for success. ----Dave


If only I had a "Balalaika" in my arsenal of instruments but unfortunately not Dave. I cheated and used a Chinese instrument called a Yan Qin and tweaked it as close as I could get to the real thing but don´t tell anyone LOL.
Best, Gerry

Originally Posted by CTthomas
Beautiful song Gerry. So well done. Love the music.


Many thanks CT appreciate the listen and comments. Gerry


Originally Posted by John W. Selleck
Hi Gerry,
Very interesting and nice. I could hear it as a score. Do you pursue SYNC?


Sadly these days John I pursue nothing apart from the joy of composing and making music. LOL Best, Gerry


Originally Posted by Gary E. Andrews
I was fascinated long ago by the ability of children in the midst of devastation to find hope, positive expectation, to play in a war zone.
The Nazi's wielding Government authority commanded the German Army to invade Russia in June, 1942, Operation Barbarosa. The Nazi SS (Schutzstaffel), a private militia of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), militarized, came behind the Army and slaughtered civilians, the Einsatzgruppen. Ben Ferencz was able to prosecute the commanders at Nuremberg using their signed reports of numbers killed, submitted to their Leadership Decision-Makers.
https://www.google.com/search?q=ben...497j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Yes Children are resilient in the most adverse of conditions. A friend of mine said the music was more poignant due to Covid 19. The incredible thing is that in almost 7 months Covid 19 deaths World Wide are under 1 Million. In just 5 months, 1 week and 3 Days the death toll at Stalingrad was 2 Million. That number includes troops on both sides and Russian Civilians. Stalin decided to leave the civilian population of 400,000 in Stalingrad to lift the moral of the Russian troops. I Million Russian troops were either dead, wounded or missing at the end of the Battle and German loses were at 850,000. The figures are just too horrendous for most of us to comprehend or understand but I suspect if there was a hell on earth Stalingrad during those 5 months was it. Gerry


Originally Posted by John Lawrence Schick
Nice job Gerry. You music captured the mood perfectly.

Best, John smile



Hello John many thanks my friend. Best, Gerry

Originally Posted by Deej56
Gerry,

Ominous and haunting . . . Beautifully put together with some great touches (i.e., the guitar licks—really nice . . . don’t know why some of them reminded me of Mark Knopfler). Would be a credit to any film looking to use it as a score. Well done!

All my best,

Deej


Hi Deej as always many thanks for lending me your ears and kind words. Best Gerry

#1169373 - 09/20/20 11:38 AM Re: The Fountain [Re: Gerry]  
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As Deej said, reminiscent of something Knopfler would do.
Good atmospheric piece.

Vic


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#1169412 - 09/21/20 09:50 AM Re: The Fountain [Re: Gerry]  
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Gerry--

Very nice work!

I listened to several of your recordings--You have some great sounding pieces--some should be in movie sound tracks!

Mackie

#1169487 - 09/23/20 12:25 PM Re: The Fountain [Re: Mackie H.]  
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Originally Posted by Vicarn
As Deej said, reminiscent of something Knopfler would do.
Good atmospheric piece.

Vic


Many thanks Vic. Best Gerry
Originally Posted by Mackie H.
Gerry--

Very nice work!

I listened to several of your recordings--You have some great sounding pieces--some should be in movie sound tracks!

Mackie


Thank you Mackie for listening and taking the time to hear some of my other stuff. Appreciate your kind words. Best Gerry


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