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So, thought it was time to try something a tad more substantial - hence embarked on a Piano Concerto....here is the first movement of my first, in C minor.......
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Colleen Dillon said

Like a storm coming in.....really powerful and beautiful

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So, thought it was time to try something a tad more substantial - hence embarked on a Piano Concerto....here is the first movement of my first, in C minor.......
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thetworegs said

Love it

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A different style again here...in 6/8 time. I have now added one word descriptors to my Orchestrations series, to make the title a little less bland...and to give a clue as to the content!! I envisaged a furious chase through the jungle, perhaps…
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Guest said

This is amazing and inspiring. It's got a playfulness that balances out the fast paced, high energy jungle vibe. Really well done!

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In Lockdown, I have really been inspired to return to my more classical roots, and have enjoyed playing around with the idea of epic style movie or cinematic themes/trailers. I have imaginatively named them Lockdown Orchestrations No. 1, No…
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calmlikerye said

This whole collection is inspiring. Picking my way through and finding lots of things to love about this!

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So, thought it was time to try something a tad more substantial - hence embarked on a Piano Concerto....here is the first movement of my first, in C minor.......
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calmlikerye said

Piano is not my first instrument, but I've been thinking orchestrally for a while now. Love this and looking forward to hearing more!

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So, thought it was time to try something a tad more substantial - hence embarked on a Piano Concerto....here is the first movement of my first, in C minor.......
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Naomi Daulby said

that run at the end! <3

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This is probably the final composition for this quite extraordinary year, where I have produced over 30 pieces since March during the enforced hibernation!! This one I asked the good lady to come up with a title and image....she immediately…
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Guest said

Love it. Fab piece. Keep them coming.

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This is probably the final composition for this quite extraordinary year, where I have produced over 30 pieces since March during the enforced hibernation!! This one I asked the good lady to come up with a title and image....she immediately…
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Autumnfire said

Very filmic, I get the title and description. Lovely balanced orchestration around the piano.

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From egg to fire breathing destruction in under 4 minutes!!!!!!
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thetworegs said

Cinamanic lovely ness

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OK, so just in the spirit of the season (!) here's a playfully spooky little creation.....maybe imagine all those skeletons dancing around the place!!! I should maybe pay some homage to Tim Burton/John Williams here...?
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Guest said

Brilliant Jimm

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OK, so just in the spirit of the season (!) here's a playfully spooky little creation.....maybe imagine all those skeletons dancing around the place!!! I should maybe pay some homage to Tim Burton/John Williams here...?
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Andrew Russe said

Oh yes. Love this one.

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Playing with a cinematic feel again, evoking a spooky chase, perhaps?!
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Andrew Russe said

:) I thought I'd commented on this one too... (been distracted by Mrs R's latest Christmas film choice ... it's not even December yet!!! It's got Dolly in, though... interestingly she looked older in 1996 than she does now!!) ... Anyways, yes, I like the insistent rhythm driving it on.

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Here's something different, bee playing around with soul and gospel vocals....something to add to the Paul Matthews Band Experiment playlist!
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Andrew Russe said

Wow, that works, wasn't expecting it to at all, but it does, big time. Nice one.

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Something quite short, and hopefully very jolly this time around - the joy of children playing!!
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Andrew Russe said

Oh yes, like it. And I agree with thetworegs - it does evoke some Christmas vibes (this maybe something to do with the fact my wife is binge-watching Christmas films on amazon prime and I can't really get away from it!!)

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It is said that the Valley of the Kings is understandably a haunted and sacred place...hence the start and end of this composition, being no. 7 in the Fusion Soundscapes project....and hopefully evoking a sense of awe and majesty walking in the…
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Andrew Russe said

Yep, that works. Majestic stuff.

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Playing with a cinematic feel again, evoking a spooky chase, perhaps?!
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Greg Connor said

That’s a nice piece of music! I pictured downhill skiing or snowboarding. I’ll admit, we had a whole week of snow last week. That may be why I’m thinking along those lines.

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Playing with a cinematic feel again, evoking a spooky chase, perhaps?!
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thetworegs said

rolls along nicely ...."are they injians up there on crest of the valley?"

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Playing with a cinematic feel again, evoking a spooky chase, perhaps?!
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Colleen Dillon said

Hi Paul! Thanks for the listens and the kind comments. I am definitely influence by the female folks singers like Joni Mitchell, Allison Krause, Linda Rondstadt... I’m just listening now to this beautiful piece... your piano brings such a lovely uplift to this... like if they got away from the spooks they’re going to be alright now... happy Halloween 🎃

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In Lockdown, I have really been inspired to return to my more classical roots, and have enjoyed playing around with the idea of epic style movie or cinematic themes/trailers. I have imaginatively named them Lockdown Orchestrations No. 1, No…
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Colleen Dillon said

Wow!!!! Beautiful.... sweeping full of life.... You're amazingly talented.

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Here's something different, bee playing around with soul and gospel vocals....something to add to the Paul Matthews Band Experiment playlist!
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Colleen Dillon said

Powerful and uplifting throughout... Love this!

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