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Structure of Stones


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MissChaos

 Genre: Classical

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The final version of this song can be found on iTunes on my album, "120". Thanks for listening!


I've been thinking about castles. My three year old twin daughters do too. Coincidence? I think not. This song is for them. My little princesses.

I wrote this and recorded it in about a half hour after talking with RC Andrews about our favorite chords and why we gravitate toward them. And who can leave out Alimar? Why, he is the inspiration behind the flute. Thanks, guys!

My first attempt at 3/4 time, this is a pretty simplistic little lullaby-type song. Also inspired by one of my favorite composers, Yann Tiersen.
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Hits: 4228
Comments: 34
Fans: 10
Plays: 743
Downloads: 159
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Apr 06, 2006 - 09:01:21 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2008 - 03:42:45 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 01:15:02 PM
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Comments
Stun Nutz said 4152 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
wonderful simplicity...
...falling like flower petals

I enjoyed this much...what do your daughters think?
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Stun Nutz said 4152 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
wonderful simplicity...
oh, and I don't think you need to "stick" to anything... !

variety = good
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MissChaos said 4152 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
wonderful simplicity...
Thanks, Stun. They haven't heard it yet, but I'm sure they'll do what all 3 yr old
princesses would do -- put on all their princess gear and dance like little
lunatics. :-)

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threeshardvisage said 4152 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
beautiful
i really like this piece, and its nice to hear some good piano playing...
the flute piece you did along with this is a pleasure to listen to...
thanks for posting this, its very nice
-miles
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MissChaos said 4152 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
beautiful
Thanks, miles, for stopping by.

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Alannah said 4152 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Another Miss Chaos GEM !
Your tunes are so relaxing ... while at the same time .... rich in emotion with those deep sweeping swells .... the flute is fabulous ... luv it luv it.
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MissChaos said 4152 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Another Miss Chaos GEM !
You're a gem too. :-) Thanks, Alannah!

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drakonis said 4152 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
simple...y grand
Your 3/4 piece is very pretty, it has the flowing MC style, it is sparse, it
has a nice melody(!), and you play the parts quite nicely on the kb.
Overall I quite enjoyed listening to this. I'm wondering if there was a part
in you that was just iching to pull out the JP4 strings and add a few bits in
there that really cried for them, and you restrained yourself? I could hear
you longing to create a few more tracks... but I think the simplicity of this
is part of its delightful charm.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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MissChaos said 4152 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
simple...y grand
You know, you're right. There was something really liberating about doing
something so spontaneous and not having to obsess over all the little tweaky
stuff I normally do. My other tendency is to add many layers (as you know), so I
definitely had to practice a little restraint here. :-) Thanks Drak!

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Macaudion said 4152 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
A simplistic little lullaby?...
You kill me... - Every time I hear another one of your pieces I think to
myself oh, she's been holding back on us... Each tune seems to always
display more in technical abilities; staging, structure, presentation
more in melodic expressions or phrasings, which allows for the ever
growing number of differing, but deep and true emotions. I can hear
your growth, but that's different... What I hear in the growth
department is more like a sense of confidence you're attaining that
allows you to open up and share more of your deepest self. You are
choosing to express different things and at different times because
your talents hand you these options like a servant to his keeper. Each
tune requires a different array of sensibilities, and whatever is required
of each piece is what you are gifted with to provide. That makes this
the gift that truly keeps on giving... And thank you for that.

By the pure graciousness of your being, I am content and thoroughly
pacified, at this moment... But still...

Dion
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Macaudion said 4152 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
A simplistic little lullaby?...
It's likely that I'm up to seven listens I'm sure - And yeah, this one is as
tender and as vulnerable as it gets - Yes, I might keep this in far away places
and behind well guarded, huge and really thick, gated walls - Uh huh,
castles...

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MissChaos said 4151 days ago (April 8th, 2006)
A simplistic little lullaby?...
You're not really an architect, are you. I think you're secretly plugged in to my
psyche. your words mean the world.

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dreadmon said 4151 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Sweet
You weave a very delicate fabric here, nicely done!
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_nderscore said 4151 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
hauntingly beautiful..
or beautifully haunting? like the image, you're toying with us. what starts
as a child-like lullably slowly deepens.. ages.. turns into something not
naive at all, but mature, glorius & a maybe a little saddened by days
passed. then-looking forward to see it all come around. again

hmmm.. or is it your way of setting the bar for that new house?
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Audiologic said 4151 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Chords with your beautiful Melody
I like the chord patterns in this. Playful again. Allmost like a waltz or ballad of some sort. The flute adds to that atmostphere. Then you throw in some of your beautiful melodies to top it off. Wonderful Job. Adding it to my Miss Chaos Collection (as with most everything of yours)

Ben
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Scott Carmichael said 4149 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
3/4 or 6/8
I know to a mathamatician they are the same... as soon as your long
flute lines and piano melodies come in... they give this piece a flowing
6/8 feel....3/4 always feels choppy... this flows
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jmt said 4146 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
powerful. This
Beautiful, sad... To me the spontaneous ones are usually the most powerful. This is moving in many ways, and just drips with emotion. I think if this had been further developed you may have lost some of that. I know I will listen to this again and again.
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MissChaos said 4146 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
powerful. This
Thanks, jmt. I just read the comment below yours and it fascinates me how we
hear these emotions differently. A delicate piano melody can dance around while
a solomn cello can bring a most certain expressively sad flavor. And when you've
got both happening simultaneously, I guess you could hear it either way. The
sadness is there just as you said, yep. Really glad you liked this. :-)

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RickW said 4146 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
Playful
Beautiful piece and very playful, meaning I can picture your twins dancing
and playing around the castle. :-)


God bless,

Rick

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MissChaos said 4146 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
Playful
thank you! They made me play it on 'repeat' the other day while Barbie danced to
it, too ;-)

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Roxylee said 4146 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
This is beautiful...
Faraway, dreamy... Yes, it IS music about a Princess. Very timeless and
peaceful.
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Cori Ander said 4146 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
Nice tune
A nice and piece with a very friendly mood! Suits very well for kids! Thank
you!

/Johannes "Curry" Cori Ander

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ValleyPastor said 4143 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
Rally nice
I love the fluteline. I added this to an iTunes playlist with my own
"Sanctuary" and now I gotta spend time scouring MacJams for other flute/
pipes pieces to make a decent length playlist. Thanks! :)
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Monkaton said 4125 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
The Flute
I'm curious did you try another instrument other than flute? Oboe, English Horn or even a violin might be interesting.


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MissChaos said 4125 days ago (May 4th, 2006)
The Flute
Strings comprise the bass end of the song, so violin sounded monotonous. I
knew I wanted flute to complete the whimsical feel I sought. Oboe, horns or
other woodwinds would not have the obvious breathy & wavering quality that
the flute inherently has. I know people are sometimes predisposed to hating the
sound of flute (or any other instrument, for that matter). I'm guilty of it, too.
Thanks for inquiring. :-)

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macgalver said 4066 days ago (July 1st, 2006)
i just built a room in my mind
a beautiful room with a castle and a mother and two darling girls
surrounded by english gardens. I'm enchanted. When can I move in?

Gorgeous. Elegant. Fully composed. Another fav for your newest fan!
love, kelli
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said 3950 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
beautifull
some much to feel in such a simplistic complex way
paul f. page said 3943 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
Structure of Stones
In a note to me earlier this evening you mentioned your grandmother's Steinway... This little piece reminded me of a country house in the 1840s and the surrounding, uncomplicated life it must have been home to. I particularly like the uncluttered quality of the number. It is not at all pretentious; rather, it's evocative and to the point. I am glad you did not muck it up with a big old orchestration, but left it alone to have its own little life. I enjoyed "visiting" with you... :)
Paul
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guitapick said 3803 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
A deceptively simple picture...
...that builds extremely well (nice cello), yet still retains it's simplicity by keeping the line going throughout.

Beautiful. Matches the artwork very nicely.

Sorry I came on it so late. Hope you read this.
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MissChaos said 3802 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
apologies not necessary!
Thanks so much for listening to this one. Not sure why, but it seems to get the least hits. Perhaps "Classical" is a turn-off? :-) Anyhow, glad you appreciate the simplicity of this one. It turned out to be a great exercise for me. Thanks again and take care.

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Rebsie said 3758 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
Oooh yes ...
This is lovely, and the melody is sweetness itself. I have a special love of 3/4 (and 6/8 and 9/8 for that matter) and this is a perfect example of the lilting effect it has, and done with such lightness of touch. I'm doing what any 38-year-old princess would do, which is downloading it and giving it a few spins to try to fire my imagination, and then dancing like a lunatic.
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said 3720 days ago (June 13th, 2007)
Im a
Big fan of nuance and natural and this contains a lot of both, Its so very easy to close your eyes and get lost within this presentation
MissChaos said 3718 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
ah
Thank you. I'm glad to know you heard the spontanaety in this.

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Psychikosa said 2536 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
Nice, thank you
A simple tune, well elaborated and backed up. Sweet to my ears.

Psy
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