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I don't know if there is a genre for this, so I put down "cinematic soundtrack" since the piece does sort of require a scene. I thought of it, too, in terms of a metaphor describing a settled, secure relationship—all the elements of the orchestration and essential piano score moving together in a complete and fulfilling embrace...as sometimes do people...when they are lucky.

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composerclark said 1180 days ago (April 5th, 2014)
Slow Dance
Beautiful, pretty, imbued with nostalgia… Nicely scored too. Paul, every single piece I have heard of yours blows me away. Bravo to you!
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Vic Holman said 1179 days ago (April 5th, 2014)
slow dance
soundtrack, i think you got right. a perfect score of a romantic scene i would think. the orchestration it the full deal for a movie scene
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magnatone said 1179 days ago (April 5th, 2014)
Slow Dancing
I just love how you orchestrate with piano. You're an absolute inspiration to me. This is my new fave of yours Paul - I just love this!
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egobandit said 1179 days ago (April 5th, 2014)
I like this side of you
such warmth and depth ,like all the minor notes very relaxing :)
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Garni said 1179 days ago (April 6th, 2014)
Slow Dancing
Nice work here Paul. You touch those ivories with such tenderness, it is a joy to listen to you play. The orchestra in the background adds to the romance you portray here. Quality stuff!

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Narad said 1179 days ago (April 6th, 2014)
Slow Dancing
One can feel easily your rosy-tinted music dancing cheek to cheek. A masterpiece of "Slow Dancing" music.
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sammydix said 1179 days ago (April 6th, 2014)
...and mission accomplished. i couldn't listen wo a visual scene playing thru my mind--though it had sombre sepia colors as i saw it.
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Reinholt56 said 1179 days ago (April 6th, 2014)
Hi Paul.....
The title is perfect. This piece evokes stories by Nicholas Sparks (to me), all romantic novels.

This music would be perfect for the film of his next novel. My fingers are crossed.

Take care.

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J.A.Stewart said 1179 days ago (April 6th, 2014)
Paging Hollywood...
Paul, I really have a hard time understanding why your work hasn't attracted serious attention from Tinseltown. Your music, arrangements and execution are ALWAYS top-notch. More importantly, they always touch an emotional chord in the listener.

This is such a sweet and embraceable tune that stirs memories of my most memorable romantic experiences. It would make a wonderful cinematic background piece. ;)

--- Joe
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Philip18 said 1178 days ago (April 7th, 2014)
Slow dancing
Gentle, peaceful, full of warmth and hope. I like the way the other instruments work with the piano. Beautifully played, Paul. I've added it to my collection, with thanks.
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DWL said 1178 days ago (April 7th, 2014)
Perfectly judged
A little touch of schmaltz (but intelligent schmaltz)

Lovely work Paul. A hint of sadness beautifully framed.

Class as always.


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Bowman said 1178 days ago (April 7th, 2014)
I can see
this so clearly in a quality romantic film. Dreamlike in content and execution it has a strong emotional pull, and is a sonic canvas that gently leads us to wistful dreams.
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FEEL said 1177 days ago (April 8th, 2014)
I could see this
in a movie during a touching scene. Very nice, the piano is superb and the strings fit it well.
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smokey bacon jnr said 1177 days ago (April 8th, 2014)
I'm imagining a piano player in a smokey bar, wistfully observing couples dancing to his music. Excellent.
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VicDiesel said 1176 days ago (April 9th, 2014)
Lovely, just lovely.
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JohnnyCanuck said 1175 days ago (April 9th, 2014)
Slow Dancing
Your description is as lyrical as this piece.
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Daugrin said 1174 days ago (April 10th, 2014)
Hey Paul "Mr. Romance" Page
Thank you for sharing yer talents with us.
I appreciate how much you love music.
I would like to know two questions for ya, just for selfish reasons now, can you hear it in your head... and then play it? Does it wake you and demand you write it down?

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paul f. page said 1173 days ago (April 11th, 2014)
The simple answer is...
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Soundhound said 1174 days ago (April 11th, 2014)
Nice Work...
Really like the feel, your style of play makes it all happen
it's hard to put your groove to what is scored, unless you
take that freedom..
Well done...Paul...
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bud said 1174 days ago (April 11th, 2014)
I went to a 50th wedding anniversary party
last weekend for some very good friends. there were some really tender emotional moments that this brings back beautifully. then there was the craziness. wonderful work as always.
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davajonah said 1174 days ago (April 11th, 2014)
I'm loving this piece. It's so romantic. I guess that's the idea. Growing old with the one you love, things like that! Beautifully played and arranged Paul. Really like it.
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Mcsloyc said 1173 days ago (April 12th, 2014)
Strings sound great
You wouldn't blink if you heard this in a big budget film.
PeterB7858 said 1167 days ago (April 18th, 2014)
Slow Dancing
This gave me the same sense of peace and fulfilment as the Romance movement in Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in Dm. I know some lucky people - us. Thanks, Paul. Regards, Peter.
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A1K3M1 said 1165 days ago (April 19th, 2014)
It's a beauty...
Whoa this is stunning. I can feel my blood pressure dropping as I listen, which is always a good thing. So serene and calming. Gorgeous swelling orchestra & skillfully emotive piano playing. Great work, thanks for sharing with us.
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TobinMueller said 1163 days ago (April 22nd, 2014)
Gently turning
Sweet and unforced, unapologetic and satisfied. I like how you gently avoid repetition, creating a sense of turning in isolation on the dance floor as the two-as-one slowly open to memories and timeless tomorrows...
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Doug Somers said 1155 days ago (April 30th, 2014)
Your pacing is so delicate (and I can't imagine it comes from the 'poco schmaltzando' style mark - which I also found in a PDQ Bach Bourée Molto Schmaltzando for Cello, so you're in good company :)

This piece sets itself in an aura of intimacy right from the start. Your less-is-more approach is unobtrusively at work here with the restraint in both the piano and particularly the rest of the orchestration.

From bar 17 onwards you are clearly in Hollywood territory where the hankies are ready to come out. I don't mean to sound flippant, it is very beautiful and emotional in writing and performance. The subtle entry of the Cor Anglais in bar 33 is like a gentle evening breeze rolling in from the ocean. I love how it dances with the piano (again reinforcing your main artistic statement).

Breaking up the modulating falling run with a 2/4 bar in 40 is very clever and presents a lovely surprise. After the rallentando in 43 I was all ready for the arrival of a swelling wall of lush hollywood strings (schmaltzissimo?) but to your great sense of taste you kept it minimal and intimate. Unlike some of your other works where the ideas expressed morph delightfully through the piece, the passages after bar 44 are new and interesting yet keep very much in style with the rest of the work. In this particular case I think that is a great idea since it continues to reinforce the slow dance feel and all the emotion that goes with it. The piece is not so much a journey but a few moments in time. The flute and English horn are so delicately woven through the piano it's like fine lace. And your gentle ending is like never wanting to let go of your dance partner at the end of the song.

Bravo Paul. Apart from the gorgeous writing there is a lot we can learn of the craft of composition and performance from your work.

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Ed Hannifin said 1039 days ago (August 24th, 2014)
As is so often the case...
...with your pieces and the pieces of other gifted MacJammer instrumentalists, I have the sense of almost hearing the lyrics at the corners of my consciousness...

This is very beautiful, Page, and captures, I think, that place where "settled, secure" still has a yearning for more, and for tomorrow.
Ed Hannifin said 1025 days ago (September 7th, 2014)
Just re-read that, and saw that I typed 'Page' instead of 'Paul', I have no idea why. Maybe fatigue. I apologize, Paul, I don't know WHAT my brain was doing...
paul f. page said 1024 days ago (September 8th, 2014)
There could not be LESS of a problem, Ed. But you are so kind to be sensitive to the etiquette of such things. A true gentleman (gentle man!). I am so pleased that you enjoyed this little romantic song. PFP
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Moviz said 950 days ago (November 21st, 2014)
Thank you Paul
for pointing me here......this is really lovely, such a beautiful romantic song with a hint of nostalgia about it, cheers M
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