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I am posting two piano numbers together because they are inspired by the same visual narrative: dawn and the beginning of a day rustling cattle; cowboys doing their job.
No. 55 starts the story; No. 57 pushes it along. There may be other movements (I have envisioned a little suite, but other ideas have not coalesced yet.) So, I hope you will take just a few minutes to listen to each of these numbers and that you will enjoy them, too.
(The piano scores can be found here: http://www.paulpage.org/By_The_Numbers.html)
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Fire_Angel said 1777 days ago (February 1st, 2013)
Fabulous music and fabulous playing.
Thank you for making the scores available for these two as well as the .MP3. I think I can learn something from studying these as well as find entertainment in the listening, so thanks for both.
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Henke said 1777 days ago (February 1st, 2013)
Not country and western
(Thank God ;-) But very enjoyable pieces of piano music. (There would be headlines if they were not ;-) Like Richard (on #55) I cannot easily hear the cowboy/cattle reference and in my world dawn is something that rather crawls along in gluey slow motion, but for other people that jumps out of bed at 5 or 6 in the morning this might be just right... Regardless, the skill of your playing is always awesome and a joy to listen to. So yeah, let's try them again...

Thanks and take care,
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magnatone said 1776 days ago (February 2nd, 2013)
sigh again .... this is truly morning. i just love how gracefully you play paul, and your compositional abilities are second to absolutely none!
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alackbass said 1775 days ago (February 3rd, 2013)
A bit of Copland and even a bit of Emerson (Keith, that is).
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Ed Hannifin said 1775 days ago (February 3rd, 2013)
Your composition never sounds constrained by technique, and at the same time it never sounds dictated by technique, either...

It also never sounds driven by ego. It sounds like you've 'done' technique until it wasn't and isn't an issue, and now whatever's you in the moment can come through...

I have pretty meager classical listening experience, as you well know. Is there a smidgen of Copeland to this one?

As I always, always end up saying, the SOUND of the piano on your recordings comes out of the speakers on my end sounding like a piano, and a great one at that...
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Philip18 said 1775 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
I can hear the development in this from 55. This seems to have a bit more going on melodically. Again. I am impressed by your technique - such a clean touch. Your work is a continuous delight, Paul.
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DWL said 1774 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
And a bit of Copeland again
and a bit of dissonance again.

Very clever the way you drop into the dissonance at the most unexpected times.

Both pieces stand up very well on their own but I can hear that "cowboy" link.

I remain constantly amazed at your ability!


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Bowman said 1773 days ago (February 5th, 2013)
I can see
shots from a movie showing different aspects of life on the trail. Inventive and lyrical. Here the morning air glows with music.
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jiguma said 1771 days ago (February 7th, 2013)
Always something to like
in your posts Paul. I've just come from recording a session with a brilliant piano player and that has made me even more aware of just what a beautiful instrument it can be. This is a very warm piece, full of interest and very easy on the ears.
Cheers from Oz,
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peacepiano said 1770 days ago (February 8th, 2013)
Here are the cowboys. Perhaps a little touch of Copeland. Both 55 and 57 are fine pieces and excellent additions to "by the numbers". I admire the variety of melodic ideas contained in the "numbers". Very much enjoyed.
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Ibstrat said 1765 days ago (February 13th, 2013)
are a truly great musician,I love your playing and composing.A wonderful piece with some unexpected twists and turns.
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IbotenicParadigm said 1533 days ago (October 3rd, 2013)
Your camera
takes in the view from a distance. Lots of light here, dust clouds, runaway calves quickly corralled. Much enjoyed!
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