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The Sermon of St. Francis to the Fish (take 7)

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I was reading a history of Germany when I came across mention of a painting by the Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Bocklin (1827-1901). The name of the painting was St. Francis's Sermon to the Fish. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find a copy of the picture, so I tried to depict it in music.
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awigze said 3350 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
St. Francis
An inspired work. This would be a wonderful project for a video presentation. The use of bells is elegant and the harp/piano enunison segments are divine... a lot like Francis.
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michaeljayklein said 3350 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
Wonderful, vividly dramatic music....superb and extremely impressive score. Best I've heard in this idiom in quite some time now--keep up the fantastic work!
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Briguy777 said 3129 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
I like the frightful feeling around 4:30 but then it leads to hope with beautiful serenity.
Awesome work!
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H3nry said 3087 days ago (December 6th, 2010)
So nice to hear new music in the classical tradition that inspires emotion, is consonant, and enjoyable to listen to. Much of 20th century serious music is perhaps logical and theoretically sound, but not ear-pleasing. A very dramatic sound painting here. Bravo!
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Char said 3086 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Keith...that is very "soulful" and to me, it sounds like a heavenly orchestra, or at least, like liturgical music. I'm impressed by your composing. Thank you.
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SISTERS said 3032 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
the glorious build-ups are......GLORIOUS!
interesting variation of sections and their respective moods.
great job of taking your time to make it work.

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Keith O. Edwards said 2210 days ago (May 2nd, 2013)
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The music video to this tune has been posted at The Sermon of St. Francis to the fish.

In it, I used the inspirational poem that Tom Atwood provided.

Thanx to him.
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