This song was written
by me as early as 1980 and performed with my Wersi Organ on a four track
TEAC machine with many overdubs. You can find this version on THIS
Here you can also see that the name has little to do with hares (Lepus =
Hare) but with the constellation. I named several tunes after
like Orion, Orionis and Cygnus. Because of the nature of the music I
decided to call this one after the The Hare, Lepus.
Later I played it with the John
Evers Band, but in a totally different style.
You can find it on THIS
I already played it on my
PSR-3000, but I decided to make an orchestral arrangement which took me
more time than I had anticipated. It still isn't exactly how I want it,
but I decided it was good enough.
I totally messed up the
improvisation of the second part on take one, so I decided to do another
take. So I played it twice. In
both takes I wasn't happy about the improvisations, but decided to take
the first half of the first take and the second half of the second take.
The video was made with Ulead
VideoStudio 11 and I used all kinds of pictures and two videos I took
from the internet. My video is also on YouTube where you will also
find the two videos I used almost entirely. They are very funny
though I don't think they are hares, but wild bunnies. Well never
Of course you also see the the constellation Lepus surrounded by Canis Major (a
dog) and Orion (the Hunter). You also see some of the natural enemies of
This third version comes closer
to the first version because on my Yamaha PSR-3000 I use the style
"Brazillian Samba" which I edited with the voices I wanted to
use. On the Wersi Organ I used a similar rhythm.
As always my aim is to be able to play it live so I had to use the
Multipads again as sequencers.
I start with under the registration memory button the "Braz. Samba
E" style and the "Samba Perc EDIT" Multipad.
As soon as I
start playing (Intro 2) I press multipads (MP) 1, 2 and 4. After
two bars I press MP 3.
They are playing during the whole first part of the song (about 50
bars). Actually MP3 is the original pad of the Samba Perc multipad. MP1:
Saxes (left) MP2: Trumpets (mid) and MP4: Trombones (right).
There is little
to tell about it, except that the melody is played by Flute + Grand
Piano voices accompanied by Variation 1 of the style. There is a break
and repeat of the melody and then a bridge to the first improvisation.
For the bridge I use variation 4.
The improvisation that follows (two times the melody) is played with the
Nylon Guitar voice and variation 2. The improvisation ends with four
times the same sequence during which the "orchestra" is
building up to a break.
Now this break is in fact the same as the INTRO, but before the
break I pressed another Registration, consisting of a second edit of the
Brazillian Samba style (Braz. Samba E2) and a different Multipad (Samba
Perc EDT2). As soon as Intro2 playes I have to stop MP3 and after two
bars start MP2. This MP2 is not the original one, but actually MP2 plus
MP3 of the original Samba Perc. Multipad. So I had MP1, 3 and 4
free for the saxes, trumpets and trombones. They play untill they end
(about 56 bars).
After the break
(intro 2) variation 1 of the Brazillian Samba, the melody is played
twice (with some variation) and the orchestra accompanies with different
lines than in part 1.
Then again the bridge, but this time it leads to another melody, played
by the saxes. This is not the multipad voice, but is played by me with
variation 3 of the style. The voices here are the Sweet! Tenor Sax plus
the Live! SaxSextion.
I play that bit two times. the break in between is Intro 1 and a funny
bit played by the multipad trumpets and trombones. Actually the voices
of the pads change there so you also here the flutes there.
After this I improvise two rounds with the piano voice (variation 1).
After I hit the Break key there are again the four bars you also hear at
the end of Part 1, and here also the orchestra builds up. But the parts
are different now. After 4 rounds I press the Break key again and Ending