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    French speakers needed

    Hi there (Bonjour)
    I need some native french speakers to recite the song Frere Jacques.
    I am preparing an orchestral composition that is based around the traditional french song and would love to decorate it with the song being spoken in French.

    Spoken, not sung please

    Just the first verse:

    Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
    Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
    Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
    Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don.

    Recorded with gaps at end of each line please.

    Have fun!


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    I'm a little confused as for why you want it not sung.
    do you just want it to be read so you know how to pronounce it right
    or is it going to be used as is?
    it would feel extremely awkward to say those lyrics without following the tone.

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    Hi there Lioran

    Yes, I need it spoken instead of the usual singing, if that is OK?
    I intend to use it within a musical context which would clash if the lyrics are sung in any particular key.
    I am not sure what key the composition is to be in yet.

    So it can be read in a "musically" spoken way but not following the musical notation or in a recognisable pitch.

    Imagine you are teaching the french words to an English child and don't want to confuse the issue with pitched notes!

    Thanks for your interest.

    Need anything done in return?

    I'll credit you on the final composition, of course.

    Other works at: Guy Jackson on Soundcloud


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    i uploaded a sound... but it needs to be moderated
    so i uploaded it to my mediafire account so you can tell me if thats what you want
    i went with a whisper type of voice
    not sure if that's going to fit

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