Have you ever thought about the way God and Science work in harmony? This is one of several songs, written for younger people, that explore science and God’s creation.
I have been helping with this project for several months now; in the early stages where a piano score was required, getting the harmony right and making sure the music reflected the number of verses etc. There were several changes here, with a broad group involved in critiquing the words and formally approving them.
I use Sibelius (I use the ‘Ultimate’ version) for score production, using their web based score viewing platform to allow access for reviewers to see the harmony / listen as required. There is a simple free version (which I have never tried, as it was launched after I purchased my copy).
For the video versions I found they needed a small introduction, with a short inter-verse break. The version of the music required for this was surprisingly different to the published score. In the end I decided to create a new version of each piece (appropriately suffixed ‘All Verses’). Sometimes it was only a matter of managing repeats, in other cases it was necessary to tie some notes to makes the words fit well.
For the intro I also used a different instrument for the melody – simply to make it more obvious where the intro / breaks occurred.
Sibelius provides an export of the audio in mp3 format – with a number of quality levels / resulting file sizes; this worked very well as the final stage of music production. The result below is using MS Powerpoint – using the technique explained in my Powerpoint post.
Thank You for the Bees