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Wistful: having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing...

Spoiler Alert: a rather sad, melancholic song for piano and strings that will, perhaps, plunge you into a pensive, somewhat sad mood. Runs 5:40. If you stick with it, the effect might be palpable.

In searching for appropriate song art, I stumbled upon this site: Magdalena Lutek’s Wistful Women
The photo is compelling, and I thought it captured the intent of the music quite well.

The piano score is very easy to play. It can be found here:

(If you are interested, but the download of the audio track doesn't work at MJ, just go to the audio files at my website (see above), look under piano/By The Numbers/ One Hundred Fifty-Six)
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Uploaded: Oct 14, 2015 - 07:15:22 PM
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2015 - 07:15:22 PM Last Played: Aug 16, 2017 - 02:02:08 PM
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Mystified said 711 days ago (October 15th, 2015)
Love the melancholy....
There's just something about a lovely minor piece. And the move to a major key is the perfect contrast before the piece settles back into that Wistful longing.

Beautiful :)
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Skean said 711 days ago (October 15th, 2015)
There is loneliness but also hope and longing in there, thanks for sharing, I take a copy (the download works)

Take care,
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elektronix said 711 days ago (October 15th, 2015)
Like it!
Has this special tense, this mixture of suffer and hope, this dark sweetness of melancholy.
Just downloaded your score. I want to play it.
The photo is perfect on spot for this music. Thank you for sharing, well done, Paul!
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Narad said 711 days ago (October 15th, 2015)
Now I know what wistful means. :)

N.B. Fortunately the DL button works again at MJ
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davisamerica said 711 days ago (October 15th, 2015)
the first notes you capture the feeling so wonderfully.... Lovely track Paul
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Philip18 said 710 days ago (October 15th, 2015)
Beautifully done, Paul. The sparseness is appealing, the strings add to the gentleness. Much enjoyed!
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Bowman said 710 days ago (October 16th, 2015)
A beautiful and sensitive reading

that matches the content of this gorgeous piece.
I thoroughly enjoy this wistful work Paul.
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Henke said 709 days ago (October 16th, 2015)
This was great coming home to after a week of "troubles" at work. Now I am at peace again. Actually, not quite, I think I need an instant encore :-)

Great thanks and take care,
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Fire_Angel said 708 days ago (October 17th, 2015)
No email notification but now I'm properly alive again I found this manually. Lovely to see you still pouring out an endless supply of inspiration for me and others. The gentleness in this is beautiful, and suits the sadness in the melody perfectly. Maybe you will play us up a storm next, but anyway it was great to hear this one. Thanks.
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PeterB7858 said 701 days ago (October 25th, 2015)
A touch different in style for you, Paul. Sensitive and melancholy hits the nail on the head, description wise! Just beautiful, as always, though. We are privileged. Thanks, Peter.
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Ed Hannifin said 687 days ago (November 7th, 2015)
Another quietly gorgeous one, Paul...
It certainly captures the wistful longing thing...
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