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The Road to Emmaus


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Tom Atwood

 Genre: New Age

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Third in a series of meditations featuring the Fitch cello and synths. The first two parts were posted previously (Three Loops and Common Bones). The three will be combined in a final work titled "Lamentations," which will be posted in a few days. Like the two previous parts, The Road to Emmaus has a looped feel, but no loops were used.
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Comments: 22
Fans: 11
Plays: 1201
Downloads: 345
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Uploaded: Apr 13, 2005 - 09:30:39 AM
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2005 - 02:42:43 PM Last Played: Nov 03, 2018 - 01:43:29 PM
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Casio Privia PX-300
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Comments
said 4997 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
An introspective journey
You create a pathway to reflection. The burden gradually
lightens as one progresses. From the mundane to the
sublime. Nice soundscape. Infused with spirituality.
Excellent handling of the Fitch cello (which I know can be
hard to coax realism from).
Peter Greenstone said 4997 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
again, I love it
Another lovely piece. It pulled me in and held me.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 4997 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
Another moving..
piece you have created. I am always thrilled to hear something new from you as you are very 'in touch'. And, with or without words you are able to portray your great spirit. I appreciate that.
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SlimGirlFat said 4997 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
Wonderful
Beautifully composed and arranged.

SlimGirlFat


White Hawks said 4997 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
Awesome
Great cello piano composition Mr. Atwood! very dramatic
and I like it very much. thanks for sharing.

- Hawks
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Tom Atwood said 4997 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
Awesome
Thanks Rich, Peter, KIS, SGF, Jemimah. I realize this is not the most accessible
piece of music, not the most popular genre. And so, I really appreciate your
kind words, and I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.
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jonx said 4997 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
very nice
great composition-i like your minimal sense and
willingness to let the song speak for itself-i just got the
fitch cello myself and your composition is inspiring--have
you heard any Arvo Paart (misere)?, you mightlike it
-anyway an original and moving piece-thanks!
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Tom Atwood said 4997 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
very nice
Thanks, jonx. I have listened to Arvo Part, some of his very spare orchestral
and choral works. And I just listened to 'chemicals,' and 'angel of small
noises,' two of your pieces which also have a certain economy that I admire.
Thanks again for listening.
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thetiler said 4996 days ago (April 13th, 2005)
nice
Like that soft sound coming in very softly, nice feeling
with the piano. Very relaxing.

Thanks
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said 4996 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
I Like the Mood
Sparse, contemplative but deliberate. Excellent
production. Subtle arrangement that is more complex
than what it sounds like if you are not listening carefully.
John Stebbe said 4996 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
Evocative.
A beautiful piece. The cello sound is wonderful. I like the
harmonic progressions and suspensions. The piano
sound is very nice. Is that the "stock" GB piano sound?
Sounds too good for that. Perhaps that's the Steinway
from JP4?

Beautiful in its simplicity. Fade-out is well-done.
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Tom Atwood said 4996 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
Evocative.
Thanks, John. The piano starts out as the GarageBand Grand Piano, but after
a few measures it is backed with an identical track using the Swirling Electric
Piano. It seemed to fill out the piano sound. Mungo is right about the
arrangement of this piece being a little more complex than it sounds.

The most difficult part was trying to give the Fitch cellos some emotion. They
require a lot of dynamics to come to life, and occasionally a string backing to
warm them up.

Thanks again for listening.
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Joanna said 4996 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
Beautiful
So evocative and delicate. Simply gorgeous!
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TobinMueller said 4996 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
Beyond
Peaceful beyond the realm of words. Thanks for this.
Crystal clear, straight between the clouds, equal parts
discovery and melancholy, peace and new vista.
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Stun Nutz said 4995 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
meditative
A nice ending to the trio. It reminds me of David
Sylvian or Roger Eno...
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aclarke said 4995 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Beautiful
and moving work of art. Yes- contemplative. Bravo!
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Mystified said 4994 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
Wow

This is my favorite piece of the series, I must admit. It
resonates, with such a delicate simplicity.
Absolutely beautiful.

Fav'd and downloaded.
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EdensEve said 4994 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
So pretty
I love pretty music. You write such pretty music. Openings
to a beautiful soul.
bronco said 4992 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
I hear You
I think this piece reflects the mental picture I have of you.
Very centered and calm, introspective but with an element
of questions not answered.
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Tom Atwood said 4992 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
I hear You
Hmmm. I think there are some unanswered questions, Tom. But I like to think
about these words from St. Teresa of Avila:

Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Patient endurance
Attaineth to all things;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God sufficeth.

(bet you didn't expect that!)
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bronco said 4992 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
I hear You
Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much
Is really sacred
Bob Dylan
Whoops! Guess I was just projecting myself upon thee. I would settle for the
calm and centered and keep the questions.
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twonicus said 4984 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
stirring
this is my favorite of the three. i love listening to this
directly after you more upbeat stuff so i can
appreciate you diversity and talent. it's like vengelis,
but with emtion and storytelling.
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