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Ohio & Deep Forbidden Lake (Neil Remix no.1 & 4)

Posted on May 27, 2010 in Scores | 0 comments
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from Neil Remix

for voice, piano and chamber orchestra


Deep forbidden lake


1. Ohio

2. A Man Needs a Maid

3. Transformer Man

4. Deep Forbidden Lake

5. Cortez the Killer

6. After the Gold Rush

Music and Lyrics by Neil Young arranged by Giorgio Magnanensi

The duration of the full cycle  is about 20 minutes.



2 Flutes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 1 French Horn, 1 Trumpet in Bb, 1 Tenor Trombone, Timpani, 2 Percussion, Vibraphone, Marimba, Glockenspiel, Bass Drum (Gran Cassa), 2 Low Cymbals,, Nipple Gong (pitched low G), high and low congas, bird call, 4 round river stones, 1st Violins (divisi), 2nd Violins (divisi), Viola (divisi), Celli (divisi), Double Bass (divisi) plus piano, Fender Rhodes, guitar and vocal soloist


In Italy when I was young, I listened occasionally to Neil Young but never really understood very much about him. One thing though I already enjoyed in his songs at that time: a sense of harmonic color and a perfect “imperfect” voice, always hitting the right note. When I met Heather, years later in Vancouver, she was often painting listening to Neil Young’s songs. I still felt some attraction to Neil Young — for nothing else than the fact that someone I loved deeply was listening to his music — but I was still trying to grasp the real meaning of that attraction. Thanks to Heather’s repeated listening and her beautiful paintings, I have finally discovered the beauty of his work, his tender and powerful charisma, a sense of home that I have found in this wonderful country after living here for ten years. ( GM )

Neil Remix is dedicated to Heather Gatz

A special thank you to Veda Hille, to all the great musicians of the CBC Radio Orchestra, Denise Ball and to Alain Trudel who is one of the few great conductors we are lucky to have had making our music. These songs are beautiful enough to speak for themselves; I tried to support their intensity and beauty with shadows, lights and colors. Thanks to Neil Young for his inspiring music and words. ( GM • Roberts Creek, December 2007 )

Commissioned by CBC Radio






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