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Far From The Madding Crowd


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paul f. page

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Slowly moving up on 200, this is No. 187 from my "By The Numbers" series of piano solos. Salon music, if you like! The sub-title "Far From The Madding Crowd" just occurred to me while listening to the playback of the recording, suggesting a peaceful place somewhere, perhaps even in one's heart. (I don't know the original story, so maybe I'm far afield of the novelist's intentions. But I think I'll stick to my own notion of it anyway.) Or you can just think of it as quasi Mozart/Clementi ... If you are interested in seeing or playing the score, you can find it here:

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Philip18 said 270 days ago (January 24th, 2017)
Far From The Madding Crowd
Beautiful work, Paul. Lovely tone and gentle melody. I've taken a copy -with thanks!
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mystrag said 270 days ago (January 25th, 2017)
No. 187
A peaceful and lovely work. I don't know the novel either, but you don't have to know the story to appreciate the music here. Thanks for sharing.
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Skean said 269 days ago (January 25th, 2017)
Thanks my friend
I needed this now, peace.
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Henke said 269 days ago (January 25th, 2017)
Well
It's been about 30 years since I read Thomas Hardy's novel - I wrote my university thesis in English about another of his novels, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and even though I am pretty sure Hardy would have liked this piece as much as anyone, I would say it sounds a little bit too city-like or mansion-esque "fancy" to his more rural settings. But yes, after a day's writing behind his desk, I think he would sit down by the fire with a drink in his hand and listen to this, and enjoy :-)

Thanks and take care,
Henke
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sammydix said 268 days ago (January 26th, 2017)
As
you already know, your dynamics get me every time. Let's me know there's a human soul behind those ivories. The trills kept bringing an involuntary smile.
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PeterB7858 said 268 days ago (January 26th, 2017)
Far From The Madding Crowd
Lovely piece and performance, Paul but what I kept thinking was how great the recording was. It really sounded like you were sitting in my room. Just perfect. Thank you.
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grah3am said 268 days ago (January 26th, 2017)
The facade
Of course, underneath the genteel pretensions are all sorts of seething, madding emotions. A lovely piece, Paul. Now pick up your eight - string guitar and show us the real Boldwood!
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sammydix said 268 days ago (January 26th, 2017)
Oh man!
I'd LOVE to hear some Paul shreddage. Can't wait!!!
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paul f. page said 268 days ago (January 26th, 2017)
Ain't happening...
My guitar skills are, ahem, abysmal on a good day. I think I will stick with the 88 until I really learn to play it well. Ha. Ha.
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DWL said 266 days ago (January 29th, 2017)
Wonderful!
I think that's probably enough said :-)


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Bowman said 264 days ago (January 30th, 2017)
A lovely work Paul.
Not necessarily evoking the English country side that Hardy wrote of, but a sweet soothing piece beautifully played that’s a pleasure to hear.

As for the story it’s been filmed several times and has at least two very fine scores, one by Richard Rodney Bennett for the 1967 version and another and more intimate one the 2015 version by Craig Armstrong. As for the films I prefer the recent one which for some reason I found very moving.
Thanks for the lovely work Paul.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Warren Smith said 260 days ago (February 3rd, 2017)
Classic themes
If I remember right (I read it a long time ago) it covers Hardy's usual themes of love, honor, betrayal and human misery. I'm not getting all of that from your music, but I heartily agree one should take up classic ideas and put one's own spin on it. That you have done, beautifully.
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H3nry said 260 days ago (February 3rd, 2017)
Peaceful place
A serene and peaceful place to escape to. Thanks for the D/L.
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