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    The Splendor

    I wrote this on Valentine's Day.

    G. Steinway & GPO strings.

    This is a remix and tweek of the original and I added Art Vista's VGP for the piano solo which also includes two instances of the Garritan Steinway.


    "Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower, we will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind. "


    The Splendor

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    Last edited by fastlane; 02-20-2009 at 02:13 AM. Reason: New file

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    That is great Phil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane View Post
    I wrote this on Valentines Day.

    G. Steinway & GPO strings.

    "Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower, we will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind. "


    The Splendor


    http://www.box.net/shared/7ppmz32j3f
    Wow, Phil!

    You are a true romantic person! This feels very genuine in its nature.
    The performance is also very convincing and subtle!

    Bravo! This is the best of your compositions!


    Fred

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    Phil

    For some reason this piece brought to mind the movie "The Way We Were".

    It is very Valentine's Day sounding.

    It has been many many years since I did anything special on Valentines Day and I kind of like it that way. This year I started a new Piece about a Woman, The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. She was the one that always says "Off with their heads." That's the kind of woman I am used to.

    When the woman I have been with say off with their heads, I go into the fetal position and protect my privates.

    Still, a very tender and romantic piece you have here. Just ignore my ramblings.

    Well done

    Ron
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    That's very nice, Mr. Phil. I like it.

    (For a good contrast, you might try dropping out the strings in the mid part and let the piano play alone for a while. Just a suggestion.)


    Keep up the good work!

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    Larry G. Alexander
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    Re: The Splendor

    Hi Phil, You really have a way with a melody! This sounds like a theme from one of those great movies from the late 50's or early 60's.
    Good work on this one!
    I remember the Wordsworth poem from high school...

    What though the radiance which was once so bright,
    Be now for ever taken from my sight,
    Though nothing can bring back the hour
    Of splendour in the grass

    Thanks for sharing a very lovely tune! John

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    Hi, Phil - THANK You for extending the Valentine's Day holiday for us with this romantic song of yours. I'm with Paul McCartney and what he said in "Silly Love Songs" - And Burt Bacharach who said "What The World Needs Now"--(is Love, sweet Love). In other words, I can be as big of a romantic cornball as anyone! hehe.

    And your aptly titled piece, "The Splendor" is unabashedly romantic like the songs of yesteryear, and I love it. Jackie Gleason would have had his orchestra record it.

    I think Larry's suggestion to let the Piano take over for awhile in the middle is an idea to consider, if you're wanting to massage the recording anymore. I also feel that the strings are staying at a rather constant Forte level, and could help with the romantic mood more if they could undulate with the melody more, offering some softer passages now and then.

    Thanks, Phil - A solidly romantic song which I really like.

    Randy B.

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    Re: The Splendor

    Hippie,

    Happy you liked it!




    Fredrick,

    You are a true romantic person! This feels very genuine in its nature.
    The performance is also very convincing and subtle!
    I guess I'm a sap sometimes also but that's the way I am. Love conquers all.

    I'm glad you sensed the music was a natural expression.

    This is the best of your compositions!
    Yes, I agree in many ways it is.


    It's always nice to have you post your positive thoughts. Thank You.




    Ron,

    For some reason this piece brought to mind the movie "The Way We Were".

    It is very Valentine's Day sounding.
    That's a good comparison. It does have a retro structure and feel to it.

    The day when romance is honored and hopefully practiced.

    It just takes time to heal your wounds Ron. I went through something like that also many years ago.

    Take care and thanks for the nice comments.





    Phil

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    Larry,

    I'm glad to see your comments on this one. I know it means something.

    I'll try that with the piano. I was thinking it could use something to break it up a little but I didn't want additional music.

    Thanks for the support sir.



    Phil

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    John,

    Hi Phil, You really have a way with a melody! This sounds like a theme from one of those great movies from the late 50's or early 60's.
    Good work on this one!
    Yes, it's retro to that era. I sort of bent things around structurally a little for a fresh approach but with that old romantic feel.

    It's a pleasure to share it here.

    Thank you.



    Phil

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