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Serenade op.55
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Serenade op.55 (MAA). For voice, acoustic guitar, two electric guitars, electric bass, organ, drums. Picture photo of 'Latin Woman' (C) 2008 Rute Santos. See 'About' below for more.
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Latin - Pop/Balada
Charts #2,357 today (peak #6)
Charts #279 in subgenre today (peak #1)
Marius Raphaelius
2008 Marius Amado-Alves
May 26, 2008
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Story behind the song
This is a MIDI demo. Vocals played by the flute. Real performers wanted. Latin version wanted. The full score is available gratis upon request. The lyrics are not stellar. A possible adaptation for female voice could be just change "girl" to "boy." A latin version is likely to become a superhit, cf. my article/blog "Serenade to go latin — call for lyricist/singer", reproduced below for convenience. Got an epiphany the other day listening on the radio to Alejandro Sanz's superhit "Corazon Partio": my "Serenade" op.55 (on Masters of Silence) has the same format and hit potential. So this project is to replace the current English lyrics and overall too "Western" arrangement with a more "Latin" style. Probably Castillan (aka Spanish) lyrics, but Galician, Portuguese, Italian would also work. So far I got this hint for Castillan: where the English version say "girl", "say" (spanning three notes), the Castillan version could say "llamame", "bejame", and the rest of the lyrics would develop a correspondingly romantic, sexy, story, "llamame quando quieras", etc. (I have posted this on the Other Genres forum before, but it seems to have vanished from there.) Now a bit of trivia. Lyrical theme created in the late 1980's I think. It was called "Serenade to Isabel" back then. Finalized with instrumental themes, and written with NoteWorthy Composer in the mid 1990's. In 2007 or so the name changed to "Serenade to I." Now it's only "Serenade" and that's final (making the opus number required because I have another piece called "Serenade"). In 2008 the NWC score was perfected and this is the result (via GarageBand). Picture: painting "Latin Woman" (C) 2008 Rute Santos.
Lyrics
Girl, Got a feeling for you, Got a feeling for you, Got a feeling for you. Say, Got to work it out, Got to work it out, Got to work it out. Say, Girl, Got to work out a solution. Girl, Got to make you mine, Got to make you mine, Got to make you mine. Say, 'T's gonna be O.K. 'T's gonna be O.K. 'T's gonna be O.K. Say, Girl, Got a hand full of probablilities, Got a hand full of probablilities, Got a hand full of probablilities, Got a hand full of probablilities.
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