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Twenty-One


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paul f. page

 Genre: Piano

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For those of you who've been following my little traipse through the halls of classical piano music, it will come as no surprise that I have been heavily influenced by the Romantics: Chopin,deGreef, Mendelssohn, Alkan, Balakirev...to name just a few. It's impossible to escape what one can learn by listening to these amazing composers. ... And so, I offer No. 21 from my sprawling collection of "new" piano works. This one has a little more meat on its bones, coming in at 4:09 and under quite a bit of steam at that. I hope you will enjoy listening. And if you want to see the written score, you will find it at my website: http://www.paulpage.org/By_The_Numbers.html
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Uploaded: Aug 31, 2012 - 10:45:41 AM
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2012 - 10:45:41 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 12:08:41 PM
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guitapick said 1851 days ago (August 31st, 2012)
Beautiful piece...
...I always enjoy listening to your music, Paul.
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mrattue said 1851 days ago (August 31st, 2012)
Courtly
Feel, to this? A sort of mannered, beautifully restrained composition to my ear.

i can imagine it as a piece that improving young ladies would learn as part of an acceptably winter parlour repertoire back in times of yore.

Lovely. As always, and sensitively played.

Marc
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Philip18 said 1851 days ago (August 31st, 2012)
21
Lovely melody, beautifully delicate touch. Plenty of variety within the theme. I enjoyed every moment of it - thanks for the download, Paul!
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Daugrin said 1851 days ago (August 31st, 2012)
Romantic...
Great technique! The second movement might be into the shopworn? Really enjoyed the flow of the piece of music... thanks for sharing your talents with us here.

Daug
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Songwriterz said 1851 days ago (September 1st, 2012)
21
This was absolutely beautiful.. ! I LOVE it - you have a magical touch!!! Thank you Paul! Love Heidi
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Narad said 1851 days ago (September 1st, 2012)
Twenty-One
Magistral !
I still hear softly, as from a distance, the magic strains of the Romantics composers. :)
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Feter said 1850 days ago (September 1st, 2012)
21
The joy of listening to such composition from a real solid school of classical writing like the romantic which never easy to set it into such perfection as this piece is .It definitely reflect the brilliant talent and soul of the composer ,Beside all what ve been said already this and most of the other pieces has a true signature of PFP ...a real joy listening to this with a cup of coffee on Saturday morning , Thanks a lot for sharing !!
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MidiOrleans said 1850 days ago (September 1st, 2012)
21
I enjoyed the purity of this music Paul. Thanks for
posting, a download for sure.
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Dadai.2 said 1850 days ago (September 2nd, 2012)
Wonderful, Paul...
Your playing is a lift for one's soul.
Loob said 1850 days ago (September 2nd, 2012)
I am also counted among your fans Paul!
You, Scott, and Karen all have the same level of dynamics and enjoyable technique to my rekoning. I always enjoy! Thanks for sharing!
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Ed Hannifin said 1849 days ago (September 2nd, 2012)
The essence of your appeal, Paul...
...is that everything you play is sonorous and pleasing to the ear, BUT it's also intelligent and disciplined, and it has a point, and it goes somewhere, and it is never glorpy and icky-sweet...

Okay, occasionally some of the Anthony Newley-ish stuff strays NEAR glorpy, but I consider that tobe artful and intentional glorpiness in the service of romance...

This, though, is just another delight through and through. It goes places, it changes as it goes, it has something to say and it says just enough...

All of your pieces sound complete, sound whole, and are a joy to listen to...
alackbass said 1849 days ago (September 3rd, 2012)
Twenty-One
Another wonderful piece. Beautiful composition and played to perfection. A must have download!
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PeterB7858 said 1847 days ago (September 4th, 2012)
21
Hi Paul. I have been travelling over your side of the world and been absent from MJ for a while. We had a wonderful time. It is great to be back to hear your quality music again, though. Deft touch and fine variations make this piece fly by and what an enjoyable ride it is. Fine composition. Thanks, Peter.
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bud said 1847 days ago (September 4th, 2012)
Wonderful work Paul
just wondering - do you use software to transcribe what you are playing to sheet music? The reason I ask is that you improvise pieces at times - and it would seem a massive challenge to write it all out after the fact.
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paul f. page said 1847 days ago (September 4th, 2012)
My method -- Shop Talk
Bud,
I DO improvise quite a lot, but very few of those pieces do I ever try to transcribe from the original digital files. I use ProTools, which does provide a real-note readout of sorts. The problem is that I refuse to use a click track, so the scores are almost impossible to actually read because they are not metrically in sync with each other and there's an awful lot of bleed over because of my physical playing technique. Good enough for the occasional note that needs fixing in a longer recorded passage, but not worth the time (usually) to decipher and write out as a printed score.

All of the piano music I have been posting for quite a few months now has been through-composed on paper (the old-fashioned way)and then transcribed note by note into Finale, a program I use solely as a music engraving tool and for final editing. These scores are all posted on my website for anyone to see or to play. (http://www.paulpage.org).

Yes. It takes quite a lot of time to compose this way, but I am used to it since I started writing way before there were computers to assist in the process. Additionally, the old school method of composition allows for lots of time to actually THINK about what I am writing, rather than just reacting to the chemical impulses that momentarily fire in my brain when I'm improvising. I am just grateful for the present age and the relative ease to engrave a nice-looking score and then to record it properly right from resources available in my computer. The recordings are (generally) relatively easy, though I have to be much more careful when working from a written score because it's impossible to fool anyone when the notes are right there in front of them.

In short, I write as much as I can, but do enjoy sometimes just winging things on the fly. The latter method of composition only rarely gets written down.
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Vic Holman said 1847 days ago (September 4th, 2012)
21
exquisite composition as always. seems to me you really do put a lot of thought into your work.
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Moviz said 1846 days ago (September 5th, 2012)
Absolutely
love this piece paul with that slightly faltering initial rhythm... I don't know what but it has a very slight Russian feel to me in the melody, but of course i could be completely wrong..... in any case it's still a beautiful piece of music, regards M
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