Your Fish Tank was writen in 2005. It is the first piece of music I synthesized using Vocaloid Miriam. Bruce Yates graciously allowed me to use his underwater pictures in my YouTube video showcasing this music. See lyric at the end of this article.
Thingymajigtus, written in 2005, was my followed-up to Your Fish Tank, with four-part voice, and piano accompaniment. The lyric talks about one of The Seven Sins of Memory, with non-prominent parts set to words from Mozart’s Requiem.
Thingymajigtus had been circulating online for quite a while, before I noticed. It’s probably because I uploaded it to Wikimedia, and linked from the Vocaloid article to these sound tracks (Thingymajigtus and Your Fish Tank).
Here are a few videos that feature this music. There even a woman lip-synching it.
|Your Fish Tank||Score, Sop/Tenor/Bariton||Sung by Vocaloid Miriam|
|Organ Overture||Score||(MIDI)||Your Fish Tank rearranged for organ for the Wedding Suite|
|Thingymajigtus||Score||Sung by Vocaloid Miriam|
Your Fish Tank
By Fred Hsu
Fish keeping, a fun recreation until your fish pass away without reservation. It's not a poor man's recreation, unless your fish outlive your high expectation. You've got to clean your tank, change your water, you must not let algae grow unabated. But you need them nitrifying bacteria to decompose them toxic ammonia. Left with not a single bacterium, you will have in your hands a dead aquarium. Remember, let the pH be at eight point oh five, have that S.G. remain one point oh two, only then will you succeed, ha-le-luh-ya. Fish keeping is a fun recreation, it brings you supreme jubilation, to see your fish swimming sans preoccupation. Except when every fish lets you down, kicks the bucket, you have no choice but to flush them down the toilet (other voices) Clown fish, cow fish, moray eel, surgeon fish, discus, cleaner wrasse. Angel, fox fish, fire shrimp, Piccasso trigger, yellow tang.
By Fred Hsu
Thingymajigtus, that something whose name escapes me, Oh, thingymajigtus, that something on tip of my tongue. Why can't I remember what I can see clearly in my head? Thingymajigtus, one of seven sins of memory. In case you forgot what this word means, it means thingamajig in Latin. Thingymajigtus, some know it as whatchamacallit. Oh, thingymajigtus, that something on tip of my tongue. How can I repossess, my long bygone high mental prowess? Thingymajigtus, also known as whatchamacallit. In case you forgot what this word means, it means thingamajig in Latin. (Lower voice set to words from Mozart’s Requiem) Dies irae, dies illa Solvet saeclum in favilla, Teste David cum Sibylla. Quantus tremor est futurus Quando judex est venturus Cuncta stricte discussurus. (In English) Day of wrath, that day Will dissolve the earth in ashes As David and the Sibyl bear witness. What dread there will be When the Judge shall come To judge all things strictly.