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About 5 years ago I needed a short piece of piano music to play as an interlude during a funeral. That's where this started.

A couple of years later I was trying to improve my composition skills and decided to arrange it for a string quartet.

A couple more years later and it has become this.

Magnatone, drakonis and KissMeKate - without your patience and advice and support I would not have been able to accomplish this. Thank you.

Futzpucker was such a HUGE part of making this happen. His generosity is limitless. His honesty and nit-picking refined this piece. And his tools and skills mixed it into it's final form. From the bottom of my heart, Patrick, I thank you. You helped me make this into more than I could have ever imagined.

This song is in memory of my father.
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Uploaded: Jun 09, 2008 - 12:48:08 AM
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springclock said 4149 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
this is just so moving....I am not sure what to say....maybe it's the timing of the night....idk.....but this is just so good why oh why am I hearing it here at MJ???? I don't mean that in a bad way it's just that this is so solid, well arranged, moves and shifts and rolls,it should be a major ordeal for themasses to hear. When will the great music managers of the world start shopping for the real talent found in abundance here at MJ...

Everyone should pay attention to this piece of music....it deserves our attention

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Feter said 4149 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
WOW ...so passionate ...very stronge melody with
great skill in writing ..I can sence a touch of a
maestro here ..gentle and delicate piano indeed
a terrific piece my friend thnx alot for sharin !!!
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said 4149 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
I'm a big fan of your work Shay, since your first post I was impressed by the talent and I knew that we'll have some more coming better and better.

What I just heard was something so deep, full of love, full of passion and feelings. What I heard was a composition from the heart... Sad mixed with emotions and deep memories. What I heard is... a masterpiece.

A classical guitar would be very fine here but on its own, it's just a gem with masterful touches.

Kudos.. I'm blown away!

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Peter Bauckham said 4149 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
beautiful - fantastic arrangement!

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drakonis said 4148 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Extremely moving
I'm pretty much melted into my chair with this. Gorgeous work, Shay. It helps that this speaks to your father, that goes right to this father's heart. The changes Futz suggested since my sneak peek have indeed polished this up a great deal (although how he got you to put a FLUTE in near the end is beyond me... I happen to really like it though!) I absolutely love the cymbal-swell in the middle... but the overall piece is yours, and it is very touching. It actually got me all teary, thinking about my daughter. Thank you for this!
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magnatone said 4148 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
What an exquisite piece of music. It is astounding to hear this final version, so perfectly flowing. This is music that touches the heart in the deepest ways. The final instrumentation here is stupendous, the ones taken out and added in since I last heard it - every choice and change brings yet more elegance to this piece. Futz's mentoring (and his cool studio!) brought this into the shining light of day. Congratulations shay, you've turned a corner and there's no going back!
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Roxylee said 4148 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
No need for words...
because this piece speaks volumes. I didn't hear the original or the updates, but I know the finished work is truly amazing. Kudos to you and for the ones who helped you to develop it. This makes me wish I had taken piano lessons. and the instrumentation is a feast in my headphones.
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Reinholt56 said 4148 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Hi Shay....
This piece is sort of heart melting and is both arranged and played beautifully.

Excellent work everyone.

Take care.

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saymme said 4148 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Very touching & beautiful I'm sure Your Father would be very proud of You ThankYou for sharing this lovely piece , lissening now it goes straight into my heart : )
Peace & love to You
KissMeKate said 4148 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Good music, good people, good times
I love this piece, and it will always linger on in my memory of a wonderful day spent with Shay and Futz and family. I am fascinated by mixing and it is not a portion of Shay's creative process that I usually get to observe. Thanks to you both for letting me be a (distracting) fly on the wall.
said 4147 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
I have just lost two Family Members in the past two weeks.
Very nice piano playing, and extremely thought provoking.

Peace Dee.
Mystified said 4147 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
beautiful...and beautiful...

Graceful and beautiful :)
Thank you for sharing
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Bubowski said 4147 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
Very Nice
A beautiful and contemplative piece.

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guitapick said 4147 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
A thing of beauty...
...I am floored...have yet to finish my homage to my dad...you've done quite a job with this one.


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MarkHolbrook said 4147 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
Simply wow...
This is gorgeous beyond belief!
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ageofthedeathtree said 4147 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
so far...
absolutely gorgeous! dynamic and emotion use of strings, and that piano is just beautiful! i'd say this lil tune blossomed VERY well! nicely done! have you thought of submitting it for use in a soundtrack? it would definitely fit on one, in my opinion! excellent in every way!

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LunaTrick said 4147 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
Wow Shay!!!
This is absolutely wonderful. I love the orchestral intro and your use of motif - with the solo piano repetition. Great job by Patrick to mix the piano and orchestral sounds so well. You've really outdone yourself here - and transported us to lush fields of emerald green - softly caressed by channel breezes. Delightful!
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Alannah said 4146 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
... truly EPIC in parts .. the way one is instantly drawn in from the first opening note ... and then the swells carry you right on through .... absolutely georgeous ... you should be truly proud! This is dynamic! Hits one square in the middle of the heart strings!
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caroline said 4145 days ago (June 12th, 2008)
wow ...
i love the way this rolls and grows and yet is sooo peaceful - this is fabulous - it just keeps getting better and better with more and more depth - is that an oboe?? i love it!! thank you so much for sharing it here xox
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thetiler said 4145 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Very inspiring
I really like this kind of stuff :) Full of drama, emotion, class,top notch present day classical musical culture. A great addition to MJ indeed!

Thanks so much for sharing and very glad I stopped by to listen to this gem!

WAy tO gO ! :)
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leemiguel2004 said 4145 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Can I say Shay that I have just listened to all your uploads and I think they are all beautiful. Especially the rememberance one. I used to be an organist in a crematorium (perish the thought) and I used to get bored of playing the same old fashioned stuff there. If only i'd known about this piece then! Beautiful, keep writing! I also love especially the Witch dance. Brilliant!
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xavrockbeats1334 said 4144 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
i dont like most stuff like this but this is amazing. great!!
davisamerica said 4144 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
right then
a wonderful piece of music ... your Dad would be proud of you ... a beauty
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Macaudion said 4144 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
...just beautiful...

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lavalamp said 4144 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Tremendous piece, full of emotion. Loved it Shay.

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said 4144 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Deeply moving piece...Your father would be proud.

Bless you!
Muse Ritual said 4139 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
The issue at hand
when I am late to a song is that everyone has already said everything Id want to. So Im just gonna chime in and heap some adulation and praise upon you because you totally deserve it. This song represents to me, what this community is all about. One musician reaching out for help to others for a heartfelt and dear dear piece. Its beautiful in both sound and substance and it makes it all a bit more than just download worthy.

Thank you Shay.
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LaLa_Divina said 4139 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
This piece is so emotionally evocative. I agree that people would be interested in using this as a soundtrack. It just pulls at the heart strings. Very beautiful.
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KellyMarkSmith said 4125 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
O.k. you know it's good when you get the bumps......and the hair stands on the back of your neck. Wow........

Also thanks for the kind words for my anniversary.
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said 4112 days ago (July 15th, 2008)
I bet your father is smiling in heaven right now Kassia , every time this beautiful song for him is played. I am in heaven listening
Wow !
I love that big build up too. Angel music for sure.
Thank you.

Peace Dee.
damiengh said 4018 days ago (October 17th, 2008)
Tasty textures with your splendid use of dynamics.

It is so nice to hear what is possible with software these days. Now, all students of music, who don't have the money to go to the better schools, have the opportunity to hear their ideas realized. Old days, you'd have to search the practice rooms to conjure up a group of players ready to play and even then, not all the parts would get played.

Listening to this, sure makes me want to dabble again in bigger projects, but time is such a hard thing to come by these days and you have to pick and choose.

Thanks for reminding me of what is possible.

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Schello said 3790 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Sorry Kassia
your father watch to you from the sky with a BIG SMILE!
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3738 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
this is amazing...i dont even know what to say. there is so much movement and detail to every section, this is very nice shay
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