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Angel Convention


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magnatone

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One lovely evening during the holiday season, we were enjoying the Christmas tree lights and decorations in our home. On this night, we also had the "angel chimes" going. For those of you who aren't familiar with this gadget, there are 4 small candles that when lit, make 4 dangling angel figures spin around and strike a couple of tiny affixed bells. The soft, rhythmic tinkling sound inspired me to sit down at the piano and "play along" and thus the "Angel Chime Song" was born.

As I've worked over the past several weeks to orchestrate this piece with garageband, it inevitably got a lot bigger feeling than could be accounted for by the little chimes (ok, ok - a LOT bigger). It started feeling more like a big gathering of angels, so the new name is "Angel Convention". But hopefully you can still hear the influence of the original tiny angels spinning around.

Special thanks to Drakonis for his review of the "almost finished" project, with lots of input that made it significantly better.
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Song Stats
Hits: 7716
Comments: 130
Fans: 89
Plays: 704
Downloads: 264
Votes: 25
Uploaded: Apr 04, 2008 - 06:57:32 PM
Last Updated: May 05, 2017 - 04:09:56 PM Last Played: Sep 07, 2017 - 03:28:05 PM
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Symphony Orchestra Jampack
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Comments
Skean said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Amazing
You are a very good composer... This is one of the finest thing I've heard in a long time here... I hear spring goes in to summer and I love it.. Kudos and WOW.

Peace, Love & Respect
--
Kenta
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said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
i am
very impressed and your stile of music - wow!
Feter said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Angel Convention
Yes a true charming anglic sound ...it start with...
so soft so decent tincklin then wider and wider even
to feel a mozartian jump with the timpani was awesome
the piano the strings ...just amazing ..what a gem
thnx for sharin !!!
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sloparts said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
What a wonderful piece Karen
The orchestration and arranging are as good as anything you'd hear from most of the symphony orchestras in the country.

An excellent work my dear Karen, Kudos to you for a beautifully done work.

Ed
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droop said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Amazing
that something so grand could come from some little angel chimes. I love the story that comes with this, especially being from the holiday season.
The little tinkling thing turned into something really huge! This is one of my favorite things I've heard from you Karen. Excellent work!

I love it
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said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
aaahhhhhh
i've been crabby at the end of the each day this week due to chaos swirling around me that wasn't mine, but it certainly rubbed off.
Acute Accumulated Crabbyness - not a good thing to feel on a friday nite.

i listened to this and got excellent tear duct action satisfaction.
and sweet release it was.

i sat there leaning forward, watching the candles magically turn in my mind. loved that birdlike miniature flute sound and the magnificent swell at 2:06! - the delicate closure - you know how to build a song, madam. thank you. i needed that.
just beautiful,
anne



digitalnirvana9 said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Karen
You are an amazing keyboardist! This is right up there with the best thats been on MacJams and definitely ready for prime-time. Thanks for the download. Very well produced...drakonis did good too.....Peace, Norman
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egobandit said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
wonderfull
An excellent musical experience Enjoyed!
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ageofthedeathtree said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
karen...
very beautiful, and very festive, but that seems to git the whole idea behind this. i would have to guarantee that the little "angel chimes" don't stand a chance next to this! wouldn't it be cool if you could program it to recreate this masterpiece! very nicely done, i'd say that you outdid yourself here...but i think that happens to all of us at times when recreating works. very well done, very well done!

beautiful!

age
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elektronix said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
wonderful
If my "Holy Night" wanted to catch the humbleness of christmas, your "Angel Convention" found the joy.

Very well composed and played.

My daughters will hear it next christmas, that's for sure.

Faved and downloaded.

Thanks a lot for sharing!

Greetings,

Bernd
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Heightened said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Amazing!
This could be a film score, a relaxing afternoon piece, a holiday song and pretty well anything else that music offers. THank you for this superb composition!!!!!
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thetiler said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
magnificent
you have the best command of the keyboard that i've heard on Macjams. That is saying something indeed. This one of the best piano pieces i've heard here as well. When I read your bio and you say you dabbled in recording when you were you younger. Are you sure it wasn't Carnegie Hall ?

Really !

To me your one GREAT pianist, arranger, recording artist indeed.

A true monster talent if I ever heard one.

Disney take note, and sign this lady ! But it better be big bucks cause she could get counter offers for more!
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paul f. page said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Glorious...
I am blown away by the beauty of this piece, Karen. Such wonderful development of the most simple elements. You addition of each instrument is so intelligent and compelling. I am somewhat reminded of the music for Disney's Electric Parade -- your composition is a good. No question about it... Oh, and the playoff at the end: just enchanting. Karen, you have created pure magic here. 10s all the way. Congratulations.
Peace.
Paul
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Leon said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Karen...
Each piece you create is unique... and yet your well of creativity seems bottomless... the sounds you create are ethereal... lovely... a swirl of the most enchanting pop-orchestral sounds I've heard in a while.
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Joanna said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Wow
This is gorgeous! The opening is so sweet and small, clearly giving us an introduction to the angelic inspiration. Then it builds and you did this so beautifully. This is a great showcase for your outstanding talent, Karen. As Ziti would say, "Deepest bows".
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said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
OMG
This is absolutely brilliant what a fantastic composition
and your piano is magical, It is rare that I down load music but this one goes to my Pod to give me comfort and warmth on my road to work every day, Karen you are an orchestrator, composer,and top flight musician..glad I know you...
said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Professional stuff!
Wow Karen! This is a fantastic track. As I read the description I half expected this to fit into the Holiday genre. It's neat to hear the story behind the inspiration for song writing. I really enjoyed this one!
FEEL said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Really angelic
This is so Christmas... It puts me in the mood... nothing like Christmas all over in April.... Nice mix and composition. Thanks for sharing
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screamalexz said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
pretty angels
does have a sort of angel/fairy fantasy feel to it. i like the way it starts. it's sounding really pretty so far. nice change to a regular piano sound in the middle. i could hear an accoustic guitar possibly coming in and playing chords somewhere during the first part perhaps. i definitely like the feeling of this piece.
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Alannah said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Dreamy ....
... luv the little bells .... I have a "thing" for angels ... so the name of the tune definitely caught my interest before listening .... AND WOW ... when the SWELLS come in .. they are HUGE .. EPIC .... makes my wings look so small (that's it ... I'm going for Wing Enhancements) !!!!! Lovely Karen ... just lovely tune! I know I will re-visit it next Christmas and it will hold a whole new meaning for me!
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chipan said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Angel Convention
I like the motoric rhythms in this piece (which is reminiscent of some of your other work). You put really beautiful colors in the orchestration. Another inspiring musical feast!

chip
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NorthPoint said 3484 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Magic
what a festive, joyous, majestic celebration. Well done, Karen!

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Mystified said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Clarence (from It's A Wonderful Life) would be tickled pink....!
Lots of bells and angels' wings in this one.....what a lovely, lively and buoyant piece this is...

I love it!! :) Such a joyous song. Your skill and talent shine on this one. Absolutely wonderful.

Thank you so much for sharing :)
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Norman Goodman said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Beautiful
Such an uplifting and inspiring piece of music..... build in this song is excellent...playing is exceptional....very melodic and evokes such positive musical imagry and pleasant emotions....I think it is brilliant!
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gail60 said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Oh my gosh!
Karen, I just came in after a night out with my family and checked my mail. So excited to see that you posted a new one, I went ahead and listened , even though it is almost 1:30 in the morning...and I am old :)
WOW~! What a wonderful surpise and gift to receive. This is magnificent. Truly beautiful. I love angels and angel stories...and this is perfect. I am just so proud of the work you did with this one. You have tons and tons of great talent my friend! Absolutely fantastic!!! Thanks so much for this amazing song.
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said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
BEAUTIFUL!
is this a tear in my eye? well done!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent
Reinholt56 said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Simply wonderful.....
This is a really wonderful piece of music.

A brilliant idea brought to a beautiful conclusion with the finished product becoming a magical experience.

Take care.

Paul


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stephendavis said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
wow
i am amazed at your composing abilities! this is definitely fabulous work!
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aclarke said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Karen-
I told you already why this song touched me. When I hear this joyful, playful music I imagine my precious little angel dancing on the clouds... and every time I hear it (I'm listening again as I type) I get a huge smile on my face and an ache in my heart (and maybe a tear or two). With this beautiful song you have struck a couple of emotional different emotional chords at the same time... and that's not easy to do.

Karen, thank you for sharing this wonderful song... FYI, I shared it with my wife and she loved it too!
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davisamerica said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
wow karen
simply beautiful ... you bring such joy to your music .. it just leaps out at you and caresses your ears the dives straight to the heart .... lovely and KUDOS to you!
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apb said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Wow ..

.. so pretty, joyful, fluttering, triumphant, jubilatory, light and merry: I get clearly a winter season .. from soft snow falls, to family gatherings round the tree .. fairy lights .. roaring fires .. carol singers... high angels .. whoops .. I mean .. angels on high ;o)

Arrangement is fabulous .. loved the swells (really helps pace the piece out well)... brilliant orchestration .. and .. well .. your skills on keys are without question er .. unquestionable! :o)

You must remind everyone of this one at Christmas...
definite application for anything from mainstream Christmas to Barbie/Disney princess story DVDs... funny I was just watching "The Polar Express" recently ..and it wouldn't have been out of place in that kind of movie either.

My only complaint was the title, nothing conventional here .. just plain brilliant! How 'bout "faerie lights" .. all in favor say "egg nog!" ;o) Top notch, well done Karen.
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drakonis said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
This is sooo "Karen"-ey :-)
As I listen to more pieces by you, you have a distinctive (and enjoyable) style. And there's always your love of tuned percussion, probably as a lifetime piano player... the bells the bells! This is in some ways, quite simple, but that is what makes it elegant... you are learning not to throw in the kitchen sink, except at the right time. And those orchestral swells sound very good now, love it! The music evokes crystal clear cold night outside, and warm cozy inside, perfect holiday music, and very upbeat and beautifully emotive. Tears of joy. Excellent work here... I do see this as the music backdrop for a video of a fireplace, sparkly lights and candles, and a gathering of friends.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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J.A.Stewart said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Bell-Ringer..
Stop by the Front Office... and pick up your wings. You've earned them with this joyous piece of music.

Soaring and... breath-taking music in flight. ;)


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TobinMueller said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Joy
Fabulous New Age composition and recording. Christmas incarnate. So pleasant. Excellent track.
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lavalamp said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Always nice
You're what this site is all about. I'm jealous.

OUTSTANDING. But that's like a hack B-movie director saying Spielberg did a good job.

LL
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MarkHolbrook said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
What else can be said...
But this is just amazing! Really wonderful Karen!

Wow!
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stacey said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Wow!
This is so beautiful. It just put me in a great mood right away! I love it!
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Morning Light said 3484 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Wow Karen!!!
I wish I could play like you!!! This is VERY BEAUTIFUL!!! THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR GIFT!!! :)
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rachaelxxx said 3483 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
brilliant
Fantastic playing. A very enjoyable piece :)
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Macaudion said 3483 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
I think I owe you a "WOW"...
And i feel like being just rude enough to ask you for your autograph but, I'll allow grace the upper hand and just say, thanks for sharing your art!

Pretty much scrambling around and looking for the socks that ya blew off my humble little feet... Oh..., there they are... way up there...

Good thing I didn't have shoes on...

D
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Outtaorbit said 3483 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
well this wonderful
a sweet music box that dances and sings through a forest of sunlight and shadows..... i bet a $100.00 it was written in the afternoon...
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onesweetworld said 3483 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
so nice!
This is amazing how you can do this with GB. I am pretty clueless when it comes to the software. You have made an awesome piece!! So uplifting and carefree. I love when it starts to get BIG!! I really do love it.

A
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The Orbiting said 3483 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Wow!
Holy cow! Look at that score. Richly deserved, Karen! This is one of the most charming piece of music I've heard in a long time. Are you open to singers taking it to play with? I hear some things and I'll bet other people do as well.
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selters said 3483 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
wonderful!
This is wonderful and calming! And sound so full of life, almost like one those great classic classicals!
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Bob6stringer said 3483 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
A very upbeat group of cherubs!
Everyone has heaped well deserved praise on this wunnerful piece of music. I want to add my two cents by saying I sensed a distinctly American orchestral tone, almost Copeland-ish in its feel. Anyway, I'm glad to share a stage with you!
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branchgraft said 3483 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
so nice
Very light hearted... uplifting... like a rainbow. : )
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jiguma said 3483 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Production is amazing Karen
I love how you seem to hear all the available options (and then some) and work with them to produce complex yet simple tunes that excite the senses - for me, your songs are about wide open spaces, sweeping curves and ever opening vistas.

Here you repeat the themes, but never in a repetitive way (I know that doesn't make sense, hope you get what I mean).

Lovely, heart warming stuff.

Neil


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Soundhound said 3483 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Outstanding.....
I could see them dancing on the clouds, enjoying this....
Masterful work... Your timing is impeccable and your hearing
all of this in your head...
God has given you a great gift.... Baby... and your doing what he intended you to do with it.... Shear it with the WORLD....

I.............LIKE IT............
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Henke said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Karen!
Wow, this was just stunning! Such a great piece of music! Light and full of joy! I usually do not vote on MJ, but on this I gave all 10's without hesitation. (Sorry you had one of those moron vote bombers, though :-(

I'll have to listen to more of your songs after this!

Thanks!

/Henke
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gregd said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Switched On Bach . . .
with much better sampling rates.

And that first crescendo!!! Wow.

You have a great sense of voicing, movement, and dynamics. I really enjoy listening to your music to see how you move through these three pieces of your compositions. It always puts a smile on my face.

Did you quantize the notes in this composition? I ask because it sounds really perfect. Perhaps I've been listening to too much jazz lately, but I would almost like to hear a more slurred, less precise phrasing to some of the instruments. It's so on the money!

I hope this becomes a canonized holiday song. It's music worth singing about. And it's fitting that you told me to check this song out while I'm touring the University of Chicago's Divinity School :)

Nice work,
-g
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racerat said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
uplifting
What a lovely track. Completely uplifting and heartwarming. I love the story of the angel chimes you provided, it adds a wonderful extra image to the painting. It does build into quite a symphonic cascade, expanding well beyond the humble beginnings of the song. Thank you.
Philip
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said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Beautiful.
Magnatone
I am just lost for words whenever I listen to your music
so I will just say. It was a real pleasure to listen too as usual and extremely well composed.
. I can certainly hear that your heart and soul went into every last note.
Cheers. Give yourself a pat on the back.
Peace Dee










MarkHolbrook said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Listening again for
the 400th time... This should be a TV/Movie score! It's that good even better... Perhaps an ice dance! Wow...

Wouldn't that be amazing to see doubles skate to this!?
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said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
i don't...
know where to begin...
wow!
this is just beautiful, delicate, swriling.
the arrangement is just spectacular.
thanks for "inviting" me to come and have a listen.
-Jason
davisamerica2 said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
This a beautiful piece Karen
Yes, I've got those angel chimes. And this tune lets me relive that special time of year. This is a treat.
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said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Beautiful and timely
Incredible! I was walking with my wife in the past hour. We heard a wind chime in the wind. It was beautiful. I imagined a song such as yours!

Where did this come from? Surely a gift from an angel.
timothy devine said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Karen
I don't know if I have heard your music before this and, wow, you are a great player.
This is inspiring to say the least. Appropriately titled.
Fantastic arrangement. I love the instrumentation. Very moving.
Super strings. Just lifting the tune up and making it soar real high.
The piano sound is real fine. How did you record the piano?
Is it a GB setting? It sounds real.

so fine!
Bravo!
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ziti said 3482 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
so.....
this is the magical piece....? why yes! Goodness. This is really quite fantastic. Giggly good actually.

You are a fantastic composer, and player. And a warm and gracious woman, and we are fortunate you found us.

as this piece unfolds while I type, i am filled with wonder. This should be a Christmas season classic. I cannot believe that after the winter we are STILL suffering thru, i wouldnt mind seeing snow...i am wondering if the christmas feeling came from the written description or the music.

Just a phenomenal addition to my iPod, and congratulations to you for bringing such a wonderful piece of music into the world!!

deepest of bows to you, Karen

z (k of d)
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Nick_Flash said 3482 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
This
is quite the arrangement. So much in one place. Sounds great!

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Lenny Zero said 3482 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Great title..
... and the track fully lives up to it. The arrangement and performnace are sublime. Excellent work.
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Ed Hannifin said 3482 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
I'll tell you, Karen...
...that poppy classical synthy things aren't my usual cup of tea...

That being said, I flat out love the joy in this tune. Music that gets that involuntary leap of the heart goes right into my 'good list'... You can, I think, get some sense of the heart behind the tune...

Ed
kay350gt said 3481 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Fitting name
You can just close your eyes and get lost in this one. Thanks for posting this!
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said 3481 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
What can I say...
...that hasnt been said before? This is a neat next listen to what you do so well, sort of different from what I expected but very pleasantly surprised.
MarkHolbrook said 3481 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Ok darn it!!
I'm on listen #453 I think (or was it 545..?) and I'm not getting anything else done! Wow... It just keeps getting better. Each time I hear it something new comes out... Some new intricate little melody working against something else. Brilliant. Simply brilliant!

Oh I see the vote bomber dropped by! He/she made a complete idiot of themselves trying to bomb this track! It's so strong I doubt anything will dethrone it in the near future!
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MarkHolbrook said 3481 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Oh ya... Drakonis...
Thanks for helping Karen on this treat! Nice work!
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dirigent said 3481 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Angel Convention
What a lovely angelic song - pure sound-magic .-)
Reminds me of a fantasy music I saw a while ago with many angels in the city of angels - guess your music would have been the suitable filmmusic. Love the great augmentation in the middle of the track. Wonderful. A brilliant and beautiful composition, excellently orchestrated!!!
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SJB said 3481 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Angel Convention
I love how this builds up from the simple angelic tinkling start. The musical bloom at around the 2 minute mark is especially dramatic. You really get the best out of the orchestral samples you're using (helped by the composition and the touch in your playing). Much appreciated!
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Einarus said 3481 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Ok, I have to be honest...
...this is fantastic!

(Had you thinking I was about to say something mean, didn't I? :)

I've always loved when pieces start off soft, small and simple and snowball on ya (you should be able to tell - 90% of my songs are like that) so this is right up my alley.
And the optimism and uplifting beauty of this just makes it even better. I also love the double melody between the piano and the flute in the latter half.

There is one thing, though - but I assure you, it's not your fault, nor is there much you can do about it. It's just that I've always had a little thing against synth brass sounds. But, admittedly the JP brass sounds are better than most, so this doesn't really bother me. But it's the one thing I didn't love.

Beautifully done.
And I'm not just saying that.

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Moviz said 3480 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Karen
What a great musician you really are. This is delightfully professional sounding with that wonderful orchestration. It does have a Christmassy feel to it, but anytime is great for listening to this... can't get over the dexterity of your tinkling fingers though. A great piece, regards M
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ic42 said 3480 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
a childs eyes
the world sparkles. it is full of beauty and surprises. there is no fear of harm. it is paradise. too bad it is only a dream of music. however, it is a wish. a hope. it is pure beauty in music. sometimes a wish and a hope is needed. thank you for the dream. 0x0
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davidsmith99 said 3480 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
A.Convention
A convivial convocation of the celestial enclave;
acoustic collaboration....

I like it! This is a definite jump to another level, I think.
:)
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Monkaton said 3480 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
The Angels Have Landed
Very nicely done, M-tone. I especially liked the crescendo when the full orchestra came in. That was very exciting.

A good composition and wonderful arrangement.
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alfalpha said 3480 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
very sweet,,,
nicely done Karen...

all the best,

Alf
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BossHook said 3480 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Soaring
this really develops and grows with exhultation.
composerclark said 3480 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Better late than never?
Sorry it's taken me so long to leave a comment! I listened to this a couple of times earlier in the week, and got called away at the point when I was about to leave a comment. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Anyway, this percolates with good humour, positive vibes, and it also becomes quite dramatic when the orchestra comes in. Leaves a person feeling very pumped, which is saying something for me (I often inhabit the lower regions of the human emotional scale...).

This has major commercial appeal, if you ask me!

You play beautifully. I love your playing. Very pretty ending.
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3479 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Sweet.
You're pretty nifty on the auld keys Ms M, fab tune.
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said 3479 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Sorry!
I'm sorry it took so long to get here Karen. I've had mucho catching up to do.

This is simply exquisite! Downright anthemic...Wonderful composition and nice clean mixing and production. One of the best pieces of this type I've ever heard at MJ! BRAVO AND ENCORE!

Be well friend!
kristyjo said 3479 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Smiles, here!
Just so happy and dancelike. I love it. Thanks, too for sharing the story of how you composed this piece.
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SmokeyVW said 3479 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
wonderful
filled with joy!

wonderful work

thanks
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CharlyDeeCynthius said 3478 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Oh Magna!!!
Oh Magna...my compliments for this beautiful orchestral composition...
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HipHopMoses said 3478 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Very very
Enjoyed reminds me waking up knowing this is ggoing to be a good day. I like the composing and easily can be used in a film or video game, as well on it's on aas up lifting music. Thanks for sharing.
Moses
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guitapick said 3478 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Wow...
...I've been scarce and obviously missed something very special in this piece. Nice that you'd do so much good for so many people...

I love the changes in texture...beautiful piece, Karen.

Bob
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Doug Somers said 3478 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Finely wrought
Inspirational, delicate, grand, sweeping and intimate - not easy to pull off but it clearly all exits in exquisite artistry here.

Thanks Karen. Wonderful work.

Doug
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lengold said 3478 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Sorry I'm so late to this
Only one thing to say really.

Ditto.


Cheers
Len


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Barretok said 3477 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
This is...
So beautiful Karen, I'm glad you linked me. Such a work of life celebration!
B
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lupiroz said 3477 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Really a great tune Karen,
your compositions can always transmit a lot of joy, I bet you're a very positive person.....as I think I am too!
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Ibstrat said 3475 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
I love
this.Impossible to be in a bad mood when listening to this song!Wonderful instrumentation- you have a great ear!
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dajama said 3474 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Wow
Very impressive. The playing is outstanding and the arrangement is terrific - it builds up with tremendous patience and lovely instrumental "colors" that keep the ears transfixed throughout. A wonderful piece of music, with a pro sound. Well done. Kudos. Peace.
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stevel said 3474 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
Just lovely
What a lovely piece of music...I love the build up and then the big sound that explodes from it. Very accomplished!
Your ability to orchestrate is admirable!
Thanks for sharing this one
Steve
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Muse Ritual said 3473 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Ohhhhh Magna
This is just incredible.. a single Angel becomes thousands... and the imagery of that brings a joy filled tear. To be so touched by anothers creativity.. well thats what it is all about yes?

Your amazing.. thank you for commenting on me... it lead me here:D
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Andronis said 3472 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Spectacular!
I must admit I was skeptical at first seeing so many fans of this piece, but they are well-deserved. This is truly excellent work!

Also, very nice to have "met" you today. :)

-Sam
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Dragonas said 3472 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Instant Download!
Hi Karen,
You are so kind and always listen to everybody's music and always leave encouraging feedback.
But now that I know how amazing your talent is... it is humbling that you have even graced my page's.
I have a big soft spot for holiday music and Christmas music.
This is some of the best contemporary holiday-inspired music I have heard!
The holidays are always an emotional time of year, and this song captures all of those emotions so completely.
The joy, sadness, anxiety, and excitement is all here in full glory.
Thank you for sharing.
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Pete_NB said 3471 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
Holy!
What a wonderful gift for composition you have, such happy feelings put together and building so naturally. Your fingers dance across the keys with unbridled joy, not unlike the angels of which you speak.

The sounds are a marriage in heaven, everything blends so perfectly, I imagine you spent an honest effort in choosing what voices to use here. The effort paid off in spades.

Thanks for sharing, this song seems to reflect your on-line persona to a tee, so warm, delightful and kind.
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LunaTrick said 3469 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Very Uplifting ...
Superbly played - with that holiday magic feeling. I really like the mallets coming in - followed by the hand-drums - very unique. Parts of it have a Mike Oldfield vibe too (meant as a compliment!)
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Robert Rayner said 3469 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Lovely!
This is so beautiful. Sends shivers down my spine and makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. What a lovely feeling!


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EZamor said 3467 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Angel Convention
this is beautiful! some of the best playing i've heard on macjams. lovely from start to finish--wow!

cheerz,
-=ez
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bud said 3467 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
I had one of those Angel things - I loved it
What a wonderful composition you've put together here - I'm in awe of your ability to move through the range of intensity and energy while keeping the gentle feel of your original inspiration at the heart. Really enjoyed this - dl'd for more listens. I must apologize for being so late to the party.
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Flyinghorse said 3467 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
So beautiful!
A friend sent me this, and you are the reason why I decided to register to this site.

Amazing

Thank you :-)
Char said 3467 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Dear lady,
I am the friend that enticed Flyinghorse to come to this site. Branchgraft did that for me. I thought it was time I bring someone else in. You are the magnet.
This is phenomenally beautiful. I have sent a link to countless people. I am sure if you have a cd, it would sell in no time. Sign me up!
Thank you,
Charlene :) !!
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Motu said 3466 days ago (April 23rd, 2008)
Well written
Magna.Everything is where it should,Creates some wonderful thoughts.thanks for sharing yours.
tokai said 3466 days ago (April 23rd, 2008)
that
is simply amazing, very skilled and emotional beautiful.
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said 3464 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Great!
Simple magnificent. I'm glad to have the chance to listen to it. Congrats on this fine work... WOW!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Tiny_Man_Inside said 3460 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
beautiful
has a heavenly flow. My first exposure to your stuff... and not likely to be my last.

Mason
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Robert Rayner said 3459 days ago (April 30th, 2008)
Just Beautiful
So patiently building on the angel chimes to full orchestra, then a pause, and back to the tinkling piano. Superb !!!
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Axgrinder said 3451 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Very good!
This has all the good stuff smiles are made from! Tight production as well.... I'm don't know about you but I'm impressed big time! So much woven in there, it's sorta wild.....

Kudos,

Ax
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Kicbal said 3447 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
Fitting Celebration
I think you really acheived what you were going for, starting out with the small chimes and then WHAM! the full blown orchestration hits half way through. Love it. I plan on adding this to my random playlist and will definitely add it to next holiday seasons mix CD. Thanks.
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kclements said 3447 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
Just wonderful
it is so full of life and just builds from the start to the finish. Your piano sounds so effortless and just shines through out the piece. The only thing I hear is the left had gets a little to heavy around 3:05 and starts to mask the great stuff going on in the right hand.

The break down around 4;01 is just fantastic and I really like how you build up and then bring it back down again.

Very nice, it just brings visions of dance and child like innocence. Bravo.



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Bowman said 3444 days ago (May 15th, 2008)
Love the way you build and develop...
this with the counter melodies all dancing with each other. Played with real verve and passion.
Terrific work.
Charlie
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Firesign said 3441 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Brilliant
can't fault it - very evocative of many emotions. Thanks for sharing.
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Firesign said 3441 days ago (May 17th, 2008)
Brilliant
can't fault it - very evocative of many emotions. Thanks for sharing.
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richardhowardjones said 3433 days ago (May 26th, 2008)
So Glad
I bumped into this one. Lovely playing.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 3412 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
jaw dropping
your simply amazing!
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Cadman said 3411 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
Quite, quite lovely :-)
Well - no point repeating all the wonderful and 100% appreciative comments above; OK - I will a bit - this really is a lovely piece :-)

Can I ask you how much of the lead piano line is canned and how much is played? There's a wonderful fluid style to the right hand which would seem to me to come from an excellent piano player rather than a loop library!
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Foinix said 3389 days ago (July 9th, 2008)
Angel
Since this is kassia's favorite song of yours, we just had to stop by for a listen. Excellent piano work, amazing orchestration. Gotta love those mallets!
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3299 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
yo
very well put together i enjoyed how it unfolded. It pleases me to see people being influenced by something and translate it into music. Very nice. Production sounded great, although i wish the horn/brass that comes through on the right channel was more emphasized..but it may be my work headphones :P... All in all this is a beautiful piece that you should be proud of, not a single boring or repetitive moment.
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Lennon714 said 3265 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
beautiful
In case the thousands of comments you've already collected haven't expressed adequately enough, this is a wonderful piece of music. No doubt joyous and uplifting. You really get a feeling for the season just listening to this.
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edpdx said 3263 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Happy
This so awesome and very joyful :)

edpdx

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said 3249 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
own favorite
I can see why. This is lovely, a great holiday tune; I love the story behind it.

. - Harold
Moses said 3239 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Yay
I'm comment #119. Lennon said it nicely. Just in case you didn't realize from the other 118 posts, this is beautiful. This will be awesome to play in the car as I prepare for work. I'll be able to take on anything.
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shavingronaldscar said 3174 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
*jawdrop*
Over and over again, I find myself in awe of your arrangements. bravo!
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WharmtonRise said 3160 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Terrific
Circular composition. Love the way the opening theme returns. Great arrangement of sounds. Especially love the melody at the end using the very top of the piano.

Andrew.
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dadgarus said 3159 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Full of nice feelings!
Excellent work!
It's speechless.I just say I do LOVE it!
Thanx 4 sharing.
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Trooper7 said 3052 days ago (June 11th, 2009)
Grabbed
Few songs reach in and grab me by the heart strings...this was one of the few. Just beautiful all the way around.
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Komrade K said 2870 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
Dancing on the head of a pin...
Enchanting joyful piece - transcendence with a kind of Latin vibe. Very polished arrangement.

KK


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b0rn2w0rsh1p said 2783 days ago (March 6th, 2010)
Will make my Christmas playlist....
very nice! Did you record the original chimes tinkling too?
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ste said 2747 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
wow
you always were good.
sublime writing.
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alackbass said 2747 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
There's a difference
between songwriting and composing. They exist along the same continuum. But composers like yourself are so far beyond the simple songs many of us write. This piece is beautiful far beyond my limited ability to describe its beauty.
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867-5309 said 2704 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
rainbow >
you are always welcome at my chats
I was just kidding
I hope I am welcome at your chats - yowzah -
i wish my computer processor was faster - or that I did not have an unsecured network here -but internet is free here ! - for the unsecured cop - this is torture - playing 2 seconds at a time - loading - this song - this song is so gorgeous -
with some random pitch bell harmonics -
hovering - floating - you can just hear the
rainbow appear - now i hear this can acutally be done. IT made my brain grow and
reduced my stress - this part of the comment
should be at the top - soiree - this blossoming one is my fav. thus far . . .
on your list of songs - woven well


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richard13 said 2132 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
This came up on my playlist
and reminded me that it's one of my favorites of your pieces, so I came here to tell you again, and can't find any traces of my being here before.
Thank you, Karen, for an absolutely delightful romp through the keys with assists from all the other instruments. I did NOT hear any kitchen sink, however ;-)
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LisaHawbaker said 1577 days ago (June 24th, 2013)
Angel
Very pretty, great music making!
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