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Old Mar 7 2005, 04:59 AM   #1
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What's your favorite song on the Masterharper CD??

I figured I'd break into a new spot with a little poll ^_^ So, welcome to my first post.

I think my favorite would have to be "Star Stone"... You know, the music played at the end of "The Question Song"? I separated the two when I put it on my computer, so that I didn't have to listen to a creepy one to listen to the good stuff.

Anyone else want to venture an opinion? Don't forget to tell us why!
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Old Mar 7 2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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You forget to add the poll?

I like the ones I can sing along to, not sure what it's called cuz my CD case is in another state, but I think the one I like the most is the one that goes
"Wheel and turn or bleed and burn,
Fly between, blue and green,
Soar, duck down, bronze and brown,
Dragonmen must fly when thread is in the sky"

Is it Wheel and Turn?
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Old Mar 7 2005, 10:39 AM   #3
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I think my favorite would have to be "Star Stone"... You know, the music played at the end of "The Question Song"?

I totally agree with you... I could listen to and have that part over and over and over.. That one and Nunsuch (sp?) have got to be my favorite songs followed next by Lessa's Ride... I just love the way the music weaves a spell around you...

I'm still hoping if/when they come out with a second CD it will have the Fire Lizard song on it...
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Old Mar 7 2005, 11:07 AM   #4
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I like them all, but for absolute favorites, it would have to be the "Question Song/StarStone" imediately followed by "Lessa's Ride"

"Nonesuch" would top my #3 (or #4 ) on the list
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I like Robinton's first whistle tune #1 and #14 i think the one with the pruction and gitar added ??
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Old Mar 8 2005, 08:36 PM   #6
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There are several that I really like, I'm not sure if I can choose between them.
They are:
(1)The Duty Song
(2)March of the Wings
(3)Nonsuch
(4)Fighting Thread
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Old Mar 8 2005, 09:26 PM   #7
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You forget to add the poll?

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Is it Wheel and Turn?
Well... not a poll per se... I mean just a general asking of questions... I'll make myself clearer from now on.

And I think it's called "Fighting Thread"
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Old Mar 8 2005, 09:49 PM   #8
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I must admit that I do not own it nor have I seen it anywhere to purchase. I would love to obtain a copy. Please, LMK where to go.
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Old Mar 8 2005, 10:50 PM   #9
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Tania Opland and Mike Freeman's webpage here you can order it from there, or you could try ebay, though I just did a quick check and there's none there right now.
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Old Mar 9 2005, 01:23 AM   #10
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Newbie first post!

I haven't heard the entire CD, but my favorites that I've heard are Lessa's Ride and Robinton's Whistle Tune II
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Old Mar 9 2005, 02:55 AM   #11
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Try here, Obanion.
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Old Mar 22 2005, 09:22 PM   #12
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i looooove nonsuch!
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Old Sep 29 2005, 11:43 PM   #13
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I havent' heard the music itself but if I could pick my favorite written lyrics it'd have to be 'Lessa's Ride'. I know that one off by heart! Oh and I love the Golden Egg of Faranth. Does anyone know where I could get the CD?
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Old Sep 30 2005, 06:00 AM   #14
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I havent' heard the music itself but if I could pick my favorite written lyrics it'd have to be 'Lessa's Ride'. I know that one off by heart! Oh and I love the Golden Egg of Faranth. Does anyone know where I could get the CD?
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Tania Opland and Mike Freeman's webpage ---> here <--- you can order it from there, or you could try ebay, though I just did a quick check and there's none there right now.
Did you read the whole thread? *waggles finger*
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Old Oct 1 2005, 07:08 AM   #15
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You forget to add the poll?

I like the ones I can sing along to, not sure what it's called cuz my CD case is in another state, but I think the one I like the most is the one that goes
"Wheel and turn or bleed and burn,
Fly between, blue and green,
Soar, duck down, bronze and brown,
Dragonmen must fly when thread is in the sky"

Is it Wheel and Turn?
I think it's 'March of the Wings'
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Old Oct 1 2005, 07:10 AM   #16
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Yes...

Did you read the whole thread? *waggles finger*
No...*drops head, ashamed*

Thanks for the help Jax
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Old Oct 1 2005, 07:47 PM   #17
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Question Song/Star Stone for sure. Absolutely hauntingly beautiful.
Mind you, I like the whole CD, but these and Lessa's Ride are the ones I listen to the most, followed by the little snatches...I think it's The Golden Egg of Faranth, I set them up on one of my programs so that they play as the one song rather than four or so seperate verses
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Old Oct 3 2005, 11:26 AM   #18
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I'm having a memory lapse here, could someone please post the lyrics to "Lessa's Ride"? I can't think of which song that is.
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Old Oct 3 2005, 11:42 PM   #19
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Sure Brenda. These are what I have:

LESSA'S RIDE

Blacker, blacker, blackest,
And cold beyond all frozen things
Where is 'between' when there is naught
To life but fragile dragon wings?

Cold as death, death-bearing
Stay and die, unguided.
Brave and braving, linger-
This way was twice decided.

A fleck of red in a cold night sky,
A drop of blood to guide them by.
Turn away, Turn away, Turn, be gone.
A Red Star beckons the riders on.

How shall they last the long journey,
Lured on by this woven star?
How can they find that which they seek,
And make their way home from afar?

How can they say to bring forward,
The weyrfolk from another time?
Is hope merely an illusion,
That clings to life in desperate minds?

Yet promise lives by those of heart-
Salvation lies within the song.
Revealed by Lessa, Weyrwoman-
There will be five Weyrs strong!
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Old Oct 4 2005, 02:48 PM   #20
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Oh, I forgot about the separate songs being combined into one, and the additional verses.
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Old Oct 5 2005, 09:40 AM   #21
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Actually, I quite like the Question song and Lessa's ride too

When I first got the CD, I didn't really think much of it, but when I went to visit Miriam aka Alettath aka Bright Wing one day, and got stranded at her place, we listened to it over and over and all of a sudden I liked it! LOL go figure!
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Not too fond of any of it to be honest.
Bought it when it first came out, played (most) of it once and it's been gathering dust on a shelf ever since.
Not really my "cup of tea!"
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Old Oct 5 2005, 10:25 PM   #23
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I really liked your fanfiction of Dragonsong Brenda. Menolly is definitly better. Much better than ol' Jaxom. Mabey thats because I think Jaxoms' a terd. But yes it was really good. I really enjoyed it.
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Old Aug 2 2008, 03:16 AM   #24
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You forget to add the poll?

I like the ones I can sing along to, not sure what it's called cuz my CD case is in another state, but I think the one I like the most is the one that goes
"Wheel and turn or bleed and burn,
Fly between, blue and green,
Soar, duck down, bronze and brown,
Dragonmen must fly when thread is in the sky"

Is it Wheel and Turn?

Actually, that awesome song is called "Fighting Thread" and it's one of my favorites, too!

I also like "Robinton's Dream" for the flutes in it. I play the flute, so am partial to their cool sound.

I like "Nonsuch" because I can always visualize harpers and dragonriders dancing and playing it- talk about a fun song!
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For me, some of the instrumental music rather than the actual songs: Robinton's 1st and 2nd Whistle Tunes, followed by The Masterharper's Ball, then the March of the Wings.
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Old Aug 5 2008, 06:14 PM   #26
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My absolute top favorite track is "Nonsuch".

Following that:

Both versions of Robinton's Whistle Tunings, "Plains of Telgar", "March of the Wings", and "Red Star Passes"
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We do all know that Nonsuch is a real-life mediaeval tune, yes? Not to take away one iota of Tania's brilliance in playing it, but I love it too because I've heard it so many times at Ren Fairs and SCA events through the years.

I think the Question Song is my favorite - Tania seems to have captured entirely the creepy, memorable feeling of the song. What a fabulous CD it is, and what an astounding way to bring Anne's verses to life! Mike and Tania are so darn talented - you could hate 'em if they weren't so bloody nice!
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I like that CD, but I prefer their other one that I have titled Cut to Rhythms. I had heard they were doing a second Pern related CD. I wonder if they have done any other non-Pern ones?

I agree, they seem like really nice folks. I've heard them sing a couple times at Dragon*Con.
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We do all know that Nonsuch is a real-life mediaeval tune, yes? Not to take away one iota of Tania's brilliance in playing it, but I love it too because I've heard it so many times at Ren Fairs and SCA events through the years.
Yeah. I read that in the little booklet thing that came with the CD. The tune has that really classy feel to it, too.
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I hope you don't mind if I post links to my versions here!

I wrote my version of the Question Song before I ever heard the MHoP CD. I also started getting tunes in my head for other songs, and a few of them I had to write extra verses for! I will say I am most proud of the tune for the Fire Lizard Song, and the additional verses to "Harper, Tell."

I'm including links to both the sheet music and to videos of myself singing

I hope you enjoy these! It just seemed appropriate to add them here!


The Question Song................music.....video

The Fire Lizard Song..............music.....video

Menolly's "Song for Petiron".....music.....video

Gather Song.........................music.....video

Harper, Tell..........................music.....video

Eastern Sea Hold Song...........music.....video

My White-Winged Craft..........music.....video

Brekke's Lament....................music.....video
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Is the cd available on amazon.com?
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Brenda you have a beautiful voice. Those were very nice renditions of the songs from Pern.
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Is the cd available on amazon.com?
Yes, it is. That's where I got mine.
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I hope you don't mind if I post links to my versions here!
Certainly not, they are wonderful and could do with a ltitle more exposure Every time I watch those short movies of yours I'm expecting applause at the end of one and then I just hear that disappointing dry click Really!

I just wish there were also versions with musical accompaniment!
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Someday, perhaps...
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Wow Brenda, those songs are really awesome. You have a wonderful voice :-) I had actually seen those videos on YouTube before, but I had no idea that was you! Also being a fAN of tie-die, I really like the colorful shirt you're wearing!

O and R'na, I got my copy of the CD through iTunes, but then of course it's not really on CD!
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Thanks! (I didn't make the shirt myself, although I'd like to do one someday; I got it at a booth at a farmers market in Vermont!)
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