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For Sara <3


Lady Arsenic's first solo piece on this account! Huzzah!

This is an old Renaissance folk song that has been redone and thrown about for centuries. Well, now you get to hear how it is to be sung in Lady Arsenic's point of view. And in her point of view, there needs to be 5 Lady Arsenics singing at the same time (she calls it the Salon Quintet). This project took almost 4 hours to make. No lie, no kidding. Now, how did I manage to make my great studio microphone to work without glitching? Well, that's a big secret, and she probably won't do it again unless she needs to! Anyway, enjoy!



Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsely, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
He once was a true love of mine.

Tell him to make me a cambric shirt
Parsely, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Without no seams or needlework
And then he'll be a true love of mine

Tell him to wash it in yonder dry well
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Where ne'er a drop of water e'er fell
Then he'll be a true love of mine

Tell him to find me an acre of land
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Between salt water and the sea strands
Then he'll be a true love of mine

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
He once was a true love of mine

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Haha finally found it :3

Good job! I remember you singing this in class, I didn't know it was that song. Jeez, five Mandi's running around....lol

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MaestroRage responds:

Thank you! Heehee, yes, I tend to hum and sing the songs that I work on until I finish them, so that they'll always stay fresh in my mind. And yesss... >=3 Think of 5 of me, all being mean to you at the same time. All asking you to give us a dollar, which you never do anyway. Muahahahahahaha... Your worst nightmare has come to life! Thanks for listening, man. =3 See you at school.
With love,
LadyArsenic <3


I can't give any critizism (or spell it, I think...) about this song. It is absolutley beautiful. This is my first song of yours to hear, and I am speachless. I can only imagine how this was made possible...


MaestroRage responds:

Aw... Thank you so much! A lot of other songs on this account are mine too, but this is the only one I've done cold-turkey by myself (well... nah, not really. Ragey gave me the thunder and rain). But the answer to your wondering is patience. Lots.. and LOTS.. and L O T S.. of patience. But thank you for your kind words, and thanks for listening!
With love,
LadyArsenic <3


I like what you've done with the song. Without any instruments (I sure can't hear any atleast) it gives it a more natural feeling (which suits this song perfectly) and the rain and thunder completes this quite nicely.
It amazes me how you are able to keep the melody flowing so well utilizing only your voice...s, I mean WoW!
Please make more of these :3

Go Go Lady Arsenic!

MaestroRage responds:

Nope, no instruments at all (unless you include the rain)! I always wanted to hear Scarborough Fair a capella in a women's choir, but no one would grant me that little privelage. D= Apparently no snooty choral composers want to make pretty Renaissance songs. I'll have to be the one to do that, eh? >=3
Keeping all of the voices going at the right times was HARD with the computer that I had. Think about this: Every 9 seconds I had to stop recording so it wouldn't sound glitchy, and somehow overlap the next 9 seconds with that 9 seconds, and put them all together in the end. I call this piece my Frankensong because of that. I had to make this song 9 seconds at a time. It was AWFUL. But now with my new computer, I don't have to worry about that anymore! Don''t worry, you'll be hearing plenty more from me. Thanks for listening!
With love,
LadyArsenic <3

oh my

Lady Arsenic, You truly have a wonderful voice. I really enjoyed this piece of music. I hope to hear more from you.

MaestroRage responds:

^_^ Awww, thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it. Don't worry, dearie, you'll be hearing from me a lot now. Thanks for listening!
With love,
LadyArsenic <3

You have perfect pitch?

Bah, I now envy you. I'm stuck with slow relative pitch. :/

Just a tad much on the reverb, and the rain was rather distracting for the listener (good effect, but could be turned down a bit, or you could even EQ out the extreme high range, so that you would hear the rain, but not the pitter-patter of droplets hitting the ground).

A very good choice of song, anyways. As wonderful as soprano quintets are, I still prefer SATB arrangements. It's just not as full a sound, because the voices are given less room to work, and they don't spread out as much.

Very nice recording quality, very nice song choice.


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MaestroRage responds:

Ahh, I see. I didn't get to add the rain myself, so maybe I should have if I had. Anyway, perfect pitch is not that great of a blessing! D= Be glad you have relative. Dissonance or flatness of any kind literally physically hurts me!
But thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately though, I can't make my voice into a Tenor or a Bass (I only have a 4-octave voice range), so I'm afraid it just has to be SSSAA. =3

Thank you very much though!

With love,
LadyArsenic <3

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Credits & Info


4.08 / 5.00

Sep 14, 2008
11:43 AM EDT
File Info
2.7 MB
2 min 54 sec

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