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Spooner, Marc: A Rite of Spring

Marc Spooner is the keyboardist for the symphonic progressive rock band Metaphor. Marc decided to record Stravinsky's masterpiece, A Rite of Spring in time for the 100th anniversary of the famous riotous premiere of the ballet. Marc is a fan of Wendy Carlos, Tomita and Synergy, who had never done an adaptation of the famous work. So Marc decided to do it. Marc re-created the famous work using vintage Moog, ARP, and Roland synths with a dash of a modern Kurzweil plus a generous helping of Mellotron.

This is an excellent representation of this classic work using modern and vintage electronics from the past to bring to life this cosmic celebration of the Earth's annual "re-birth". Fans of Wendy Carlos, Tomita and Synergy will love Marc's interpretation of this classic.

Put on your head phones, ease back the comfortable chair and enjoy A Rite of Spring delivered to you with electronic magic. You'll have to use your imagination to re-create the ballet.

Track Listing:

1. First Part: A Kiss of the Earth

Introduction - 3:26
The Augurs of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls - 3:14
Ritual of Abduction - 1:21
Spring Rounds - 3:47
Ritual of the Two Rival Tribes - 1:55
Procession of the Oldest and Wisest One - 0:42
The Kiss of the Earth (The Sage) - 0:21
The Dancing Out of the Earth - 1:14

Second Part: The Exalted Sacrifice

Introduction - 5:27
Mystic Circle of the Young Girls - 3:44
The Naming and Honoring of the Chosen One - 1:45
Evocation of the Ancestors - 0:54
Ritual Action of the Ancestors - 4:14
Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One) - 4:44

Added: December 19th 2013
Reviewer: Mark Johnson
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Related Link: http://www.metaphor.org/index.html
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Language: english

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