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Great Speeches

NEMO 021
year: 2006

project coordinator:Fabio Anile
mastering: Fabio Anile
artwork:Anders Östberg

The focus on this project was to to compose a music to "furnish" a famous speech. A "great speech" is a speech that has a relevant historical, religious, political, artistic or social content. The goal is to realize a music encyclopedia of some important events.

A review is here

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1 Nick Robinson Fight'em on the Beaches
  A speech by Winston Churchill, 1940. I added looped guitar, plus a field recording of skylarks, in a tribute to the "nightingales and bombers" classic.
comment Nov 29, 2007: Peter Gambles
  Possibly my favourite piece from an excellent collection. The music captures both the sombreness of war and the spirit of hope, and the selection and cutting of the speech, with some repeating of key phrases, makes the whole piece gell. The archetypical English summer sound of skylarks is a masterly final touch. Very moving.
2 Giuseppe Farinella Declaration of War
  Benito Mussolini, 1940
The famous speech to the Nation of Benito Mussolini for the entrance in war of Italy.
55.527.000 died...
comment Mar 10, 2007: Chiara
  I adore the song by Mr Farinella!Congratulations to Mr Anile for the idea and the theme of the album.
Good luck for your future projects.
Brake a leg.
From Sicily
comment Nov 29, 2007: Peter Gambles
  Such bittersweet flavour to the music, an excellent counterpoint to the charisma of the speaker and fervent support of the crowds, tempered by our knowledge in hindsight of the devastating consequences. Beautifully understated melodrama. And very nice to hear a non-English speech included!
3 Michael Frank Message from God
  Michael Moore, 2003
4 Fabio Anile Mysterious Power
  Mahatma Gandhi (on God), 1931
5 Mike Fazio Jim Jones Jonestown Cult Suicide
  Jim Jones (The Jonestown Cult Suicide Speech), 1978
6 Michael Peters Moon 1969
  John F. Kennedy, 1961: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth"
See this page for details
7 Milco Montagna Challenger Tragedy
  Ronald Reagan (left channel),
Radio (talking about Challenger's mission) (right channel)
8 Anders Östberg Security in the Natural Scientific-Philosophical View of Life
  Dr. Albert Hofmann (from a lecture), 1986
9 Norel Pref Prez Conference
  Jimmy Carter, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Grover Cleveland, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, Harry Truman, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Woodrow Wilson, Spiro Agnew, John F. Kennedy
comment Nov 29, 2007: Peter Gambles
  Brilliant selection of partial quotes to construct a conversation between US Presidents that I'm sure they never intended! All very neatly stitched together by the unobtrusive music.
10 Fabio Anile Now is the Time
  Rev. Martin Luther King (I have a Dream), 1963
comment Jan 26, 2007: Jim Goodin (www.jimgoodinmusic.com)
  Fabio I absolutely love the MLK track, great and moving work. I am a member of CT but have never been involved in a project, I hope to in 07.


Jim Goodin

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