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A Stroll in Monet's Garden


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Moviz

 Genre: Romantic

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Description
A little commentary on Monet's Garden at Giverny in France, where many people visit to see the inspiration behind his 'Waterlillies' set of paintings and others. People also go to paint their own versions of his paintings and there is certainly a romantic atmosphere about the place ,which I hope I've captured in this evocative little song.
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Lyrics
It's just a garden, a simple garden,
Where the people stop and linger,
And if you've been there,you must have seen there,
Rainbow colours ever changing.
There is something special there,
you can feel it in the air.
It's a little piece of Heaven here on Earth.

So many pictures, so many scenes,
Monet painted in his lifetime.
The lily flowers on mirrored ponds,
All the moods from rain to sunshine,
And the fragrance makes you sigh, As the gentle breeze goes by,
I could swear I heard the sound of Angel's wings.......
I could swear.. I heard the sound.... of Angel's wings.
Song Stats
Hits: 3311
Comments: 33
Fans: 8
Plays: 286
Downloads: 134
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jun 03, 2007 - 06:07:06 AM
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2007 - 06:07:06 AM Last Played: Feb 09, 2017 - 11:45:54 AM
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Hardware:
M-Audio 49e
Software:
Garageband
Comments
ceilidh said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Maurice
what a sweet song... what a warm gentle stroking of one´s soul :) sounds truly great. i love that accordeon, thats really brilliant. but the most of all i love the last three words of your song. because it them is hidden everything, what all your tune is about. in those last little three words. what a magic... thank you.
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Moviz said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Thank you Pavlina
So glad you got those intended vibes from it and glad the accordian didn't cloy too much. I wanted a feeling of 'Bitter Sweet' with the violin too and hoping it might leave a lump (of the nicest kind) in the throat LOL, M

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said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Wow! Vivre le France (spelling?)
I love the french accordians! great lyrics and singing, I enjoyed my trip across most of France yet didn't make it to Giverny! (and I love Monet too)
You have a quiet lullaby quality to your voice, it has the power to heal wounds my friend! this submission really stands out.
excelllent song!
Moviz said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Hi Tom,
Thank you for your kind comments and strange you should say about the healing (but that's for another day LOL). I too love the French accordian sound and I also love the French singing voice with it's fast vibrato. I always wanted a vibrato like that and when I was young it was quite fast, but with age like everything else, it's slowed down LOL. I also love Monet and the impressionists. I paint too, hence my choice of title and theme, regards M
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cjhoose said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
like an old record
this hit the spot right now. can't say much more. loves it.
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Moviz said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Thank you CJ
Glad you liked it and your right it is like an old record, full of nostalgia, M

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Peter Bauckham said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Thank you
This is a lovely arrangement beutifully written. I too loved the accordian and it works really well coupled with the violin. Nice choir effect too. Thank you.

Peter
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Moviz said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Hi Peter,
Glad you liked it ; the instruments violin , accordion and choir are all from Boldt, so I have to thank them for the download, M

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dajama said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Very nice
You have succeeded once again in capturing a distinctive mood and portraying it with style. I particularly like when the violin comes in - it adds a nice, romantic touch. Sounds like a place i would like to visit. Thanks for sharing. Nice work. Peace.
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Moviz said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Thanks again Dajama
for those comments. I think this was the most evocative so far regarding mood and I'm sure you would love it there. It's lovely and somewhat haunting (in a romantic way), M

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damiengh said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Flavorful....
And something special about this piece. Has a flavor of songs written a long time ago. It's beauty is in it's simplicity. I believe you have succeeded in painting your own picture capturing the images as spoken of in your description.

Your choice of instrument with your voice, almost reminds me of something that would be played as background, live, during a silent movie performance in a theatre.

Well done.
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Moviz said 3617 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Hi, Damiengh
I'm very pleased with your comments as the things you say were in my intentions as I wrote it. There is another verse, but i thought it best not to add that as well. because of (as you say) the simplicity of the song.
I think another verse would have sounded too repetitious as I wanted it to be a kind of vignette of the place and it's history, Thank you, M

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guitapick said 3616 days ago (June 4th, 2007)
Nice chord changes...
...like the choice of accordian. Excellent for the picture.

I love Monet...nicely painted, Moviz...
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Moviz said 3615 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Well...
...thanks for that message.... I've been waiting for something suitable for the accordian since I downloaded it and it had to be something French didn't it? M

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said 3612 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
:)
Loving it over and over again PLEASE do more like this!

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wha? who? TW
Moviz said 3611 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Thanks Tom W...
That's really appreciated. Strangely enough the simplest of my songs so far, was the most painstaking to write the lyrics for LOL. You should have seen the amount of pages, I scribbled words on and dicarded, M

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jasongreen said 3595 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
pretty
ummm no more drugs for you. (just kidding) this song needs a place. and when i say a place......i mean it needs to be in everyones ears. we are talking cash mixed with sid here. and when i say sid and cash.. i'm not talking about money and some guy from pink floyd.

down right super!
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Moviz said 3594 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Hi Jason,
Thanks for that comment and pleased that you liked it. No! I don't do drugs except from the Doc, I'm confused enough LOL and it shows at times, M

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elvira said 3589 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
Very sweet!
"Sweet" is such a descriptive word for this. Very lovely.
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Moviz said 3587 days ago (July 3rd, 2007)
Thanks
for calling Elvira and for your nice comment. Sorry I was so late replying, M

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elvira said 3582 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Big WOW
I played your song for my mom, and she absolutely LOVED it. She thought it was the most fabulous, charming, gorgeous thing she'd heard! She loved your chords and the expressive way that you song. She says you have a gift!
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Moviz said 3581 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Hi Elvira...
Thanks again for yor message and I'm so glad your Mom enjoyed the song. Very kind of her to say I have a gift, but then again all the people here at MJ's have a gift of one kind or another and thank God for that, M

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Joanna said 3526 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Lovely
What a lovely song. I'm a fan of Monet, which is what attracted me to the title and I wasn't dissapointed. I found you from reading a forum thread where you mentioned Ella Fitzgerald as your favorite singer. She's mine, too, and many of my songs are in the jazz standard tradition because of my admiration for her. But this song, with its lovely French accordian and sweet temperament made me very happy. It's great that tastes are such we can step outside our genres and appreciate music for the joy it is.
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Moviz said 3518 days ago (September 10th, 2007)
Thanks,
so much Joanna (I used to sing that Walker Bros' song and love the name) Glad you liked this. It's not really my Genre either, but what is? LOL .I swap and change all the time. I love Ella and I used to sing with a jazz pianist at one time in the 70's and loved it. Syncopation is the thing. cheers M

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slumbering said 3493 days ago (October 6th, 2007)
Sweet
I have a weakness for accordians and i love the way you've done this, romantic is the perfect category for this. So pretty...
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Moviz said 3480 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Thank you ...
for listening to this and I'm so glad you came here and left a message. Sorrry for the delay in answering, but I don't often look back down here, regards M
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paddler said 3484 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
Simple
A simple but lovely melody - great choice of chords.I like this alot - I found myself trying to sing along with this.Very original and refreshing to hear
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Moviz said 3480 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Hi again Paddler
Thank you for calling in on so many of my songs; it's really flattering with you being such a good musician. I'm sure you could sing this better than myself as I'd only just started to sing again after many years of non-singing and you know what they say... "use it or loose it", well I almost lost it. My voice had deteriorated tremendously over a five to ten year period of abstinence. Feel free to have a bash at this song if you like, thanks again M
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Heightened said 3409 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
This is
a marvelous composition and the accordion I could die for!
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Moviz said 3401 days ago (January 5th, 2008)
You really
did stay home and have a 'Maurice ' evening didn't you LOL to have listened most of my songs is praise indeed, Thanks again, M
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Char said 3140 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
Just thought I'd listen today.
How sweet and gentle. You are, of course, a hopeless romantic and a old world gentleman and so you are adept at setting a peaceful and welcoming mood and at reminding us about what is important. Thanks.
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Moviz said 3140 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
Char...
You read me like a book LOL, thanks very much for listening to this and for those kind words, Regards M
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jiguma said 1453 days ago (May 6th, 2013)
I like this version too
Maurice, i think I like this almost as much as the new one - especially the backing.
Cheers,
Neil
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Moviz said 1450 days ago (May 9th, 2013)
Ah! Thanks Neil
This one has a very old faded record sound to it, and I understand what you mean. This reminds me of those old tubular shaped gramophone records that were played through a megaphone type speaker LOL.... thanks for the listen and comment, cheers M
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