Chris Hall poem collaboration

Hello Chris – and fellow blog persons.

This is the beginning of a collaboration, Chris Hall’s poem: Together We Are Strong published on on April 7th 2020.

I was reading the poem when it occurred to me that it told a story, from verse to verse, has drama and strong expressive images and that would work as a song. So I got in touch and put forward my idea and she seemed OK with it.

I’ll try to publish the progress on my blog showing the changes and ideas as they happen. At first, I tried a couple of rhythms led ideas that didn’t seem to work, so then I just sat down with my guitar and tried to play a melody over minor chords. Then fearing I might lose what I had so far I took a break. Now that I come back to it I’m not sure and yet it could be ok or not. 🙂 (My smiley faces never work or some reason but I tried, no I’m wrong there it is).

chris hall poem

6 thoughts on “Chris Hall poem collaboration

  1. This is so exciting… and I’m very okay with it 🙂
    The melody reminds me of a choral piece: sisters singing in a chapel. I like it very much. Previously I’d imagined something more lively… but now I’m not so sure. Among the comments I received, one said the poem had a chanting feel and another that it felt like a prayer. So, I think you are definitely on the right track.
    Shall I tweet it out for comment yet?

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      • The more I’ve listened to it the more I like it, Mike 🙂 It has a very uplifting and tranquil feel. It would be really interesting to chart how you develop the piece, although getting the boys round might be tricky at the moment.
        I know a bit about the writing process, but not how someone goes about composing a piece of music. I’d love to see how that works. Meanwhile, I’ll see if any feedback is forthcoming over the weekend.


  2. Bonjour ce matin, Que le soleil soit rayonnant ou qu’il pleuve

    Le jour nous invite à sourire à s’émerveiller
    Prenons le temps respirer

    Prenons aussi du temps pour nous
    Arrêtons -nous quelques instants pour mieux repartir

    Je vous offre ces quelques mots de douceur avec gratitude
    De bonne humeur en éclats d’énergie , telles des pépites de vie

    Que leurs bienfaits rejaillissent sur vous
    Belle journée à tous et à votre famille

    Prenez soin de vous Bisous


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