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    Fieldsong - how tonal can I get?

    Simple melody, simple harmony, simple accompaniment, some frills. Incredibly tonal. Written in about 1988. This is a revision that more accurately reflects the way it was performed in San Francisco and Palo Alto.



    Fieldsong (Nocturne Nr 2)

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    Richard,
    1988 must have been a very good year, listening to this was like sipping a vintage Domaine De La Vallongue, Coteaux D'aix En Provence Les Baux. Thanks for bringing this one out to share.

    David

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    Re: Fieldsong - how tonal can I get?

    This is a total surprise to me. Is this the Richard Wayland? Incredibly tonal but I hear a long echo of the style of your usual opuses.
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    Re: Fieldsong - how tonal can I get?

    A very sweet piece. Wouldn't have guessed it was yours - your language has evolved; yet it is well crafted, and has a few harmonic/melodic surprises, and those are always evident in your writing. So, it is you, after all!

    I hope the walk down memory lane was as nice for you was it was for us.
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    Re: Fieldsong - how tonal can I get?

    Richard:
    Let's hear it for tonality! Very musical in all ways possible.

    sos

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    Hi, Richard

    Your subject line certainly caught my eye -Yes, I thought to myself, I wonder how tonal he can get?

    And the answer is in the hearing of this short, gentle piece which you described very well yourself in your post, "...Simple melody, simple harmony, simple accompaniment..." And I'll add, simply enchanting to listen to. Thanks!

    Randy B.
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    Re: Fieldsong - how tonal can I get?

    What a lovely nocturne, Richard!

    And you have me, this time: I would never have guessed
    this is Wayland.

    It would be interesting to hear more of your earlier
    material!

    My best,



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    Re: Fieldsong - how tonal can I get?

    Well, thanks for your remarks, guys. I meant to drop a little surprise, and I guess I did. I have one more nocturne from the same period, (which I sometimes think of as my "frills and trills" period),written within a few days of this one. When I check it over for stupid errors, I will make it available. I have been busy working on a piece for left hand solo, and it takes a lot of effort to keep it manageable.

    Richard

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    Re: Fieldsong - how tonal can I get?

    Wow, if I had heard this without anyone telling me, I never would have put your name to it. Knowing it is yours I can hear some similarities, but they are distant!

    The music is very nice, but your voice is now so much more original (by great magnitudes) and, to me, more exciting. OK, I know a nocturne isn’t supposed to be exciting, but you know what I mean…
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    Re: Fieldsong - how tonal can I get?

    Never would have guessed. At least you left all that tonality in the past.

    Dissonance rules today.

    Still for having all the notes sound "pretty" together, it's damn good.

    Ron

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