dbeattie wrote:So I don't know about the rest of you, but I am not in the habit of juxtaposing those songs together. It was just an accident of trying to work on the music in whatever felt like the easiest order to do it in! Both songs of course, are songs where Vienna sings from a fictitious point of view. In City Hall her point of view seems to be as a gay woman planning to get married in a hilly seaside town. So of course, when transcribing this song, I had to enter all the words and study them very carefully, which of course, put me in that frame of mind myself. In Recessional, I have always assumed, after careful and thorough consideration of the admittedly somewhat cryptic words, that it is written from the point of view of a man, and specifically a man who is, like me, not a womanizer, and remains continually surprised at having found a woman who likes him well enough to take the risk of letting down her guard, trusting him, and eventually loving him! So, let me tell you what a shock it was to come back to working on the transcription for Recessional, while in the "City Hall" frame of mind! Obviously there's nothing in the words of Recessional which tell us plainly the gender of the narrator--any evidence there is is circumstantial (in contrast to the one being spoken about in the song, who we know is a woman)... so the song could be interpreted either way. And I still think I find evidence in the lyrics that he's a man, beyond simply the fact that I can identify with the song. But listening to those two songs back to back, I definitely had to do a double-take and think about it for a while, because the lyrics of Recessional can be ambiguous at times,.... and I thought I would share that experience with you all.
master_burn wrote:Maybe you could update your first post with information about when and how one can get the already transcribed songs? It doesn't say anything about it there and I, as maybe everyone else searching for sheet music, am wondering how to get it. - and yes I know there are 2 Books already on sale, but there is still much stuff unreleased ..
Vespertine wrote:I have bought all three available songbooks and they're fantastic! Thank you so much!
Just wondering, what is the update on Inland Territory?
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