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gold at my feet


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Mystified

 Genre: New Age

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I've always wished autumn would stretch beyond the short few weeks of colors changing from vibrant greens to golds, oranges, reds and browns.
There is a hike that I take every week in autumn, and the landscape changes so much from week to week that it is both breathtaking--and a bit sad. To see the leaves burst into gorgeous hues, only to drop to the ground and fade in so relatively brief a span...

The particular day this photograph (which accompanies the song as art) was taken, most of the leaves had changed and fallen, except for the aspens. As they, too, succumbed to the inevitable loss of their golden crowns, I noticed that, instead of a burst of gold overhead, now the trail was paved with gold--and these beautiful golden leaves, once so loftily set in the skies, created another marvel of beauty to be appreciated and enjoyed....if I only stopped to look.
As gold at my feet....


The sustain pedal for my MAudio keystation is broken, but oh well.. I still have to make music despite it. That explains some of the choppiness of the piano.
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Uploaded: Nov 06, 2008 - 03:15:30 PM
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2008 - 05:36:58 PM Last Played: Jul 12, 2017 - 03:48:11 PM
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lengold said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Well! this Gold
is at your feet too.
Beautiful, as always.
Cheers
Len



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Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
thank you, Len
you're so very kind. Thanks for listening...
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Feter said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
gold at my feet
This is WIde open heart my friend ...what a deep and
gorgeous poem you wrote here with these notes sung by
the oboe and the strings ...stepped by the piano !!!
what a master piece is this ? ...this is the feel of
nature ..the float over the wind ..just so touched
thank you so very much for sharing this gem !!!!
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Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
ya know what's funny is...
...when I first envisioned this piece, I had a more upbeat, major-keyed song in mind.
But this is what came of the improvisation, so I went with it...

Thanks for commenting.
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Bubowski said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Beautiful
What more can I say!
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Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
thank you
...both for coming by to listen and commenting!
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Autumn

Very nice mood and sounds .
Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
thank you so much
I appreciate you taking time to leave a comment
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particledots said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Very NICE
Very nice, golden in fact...I absolutely love the cellos

b
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Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
thanks, b
The more I listen to this, the more I like those cellos, too...

Thank you--and thank you.
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Roxylee said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Gorgeous
as these autumn leaves are. Open and lavish and wonderful. Late afternoon. Ahhh.... headphones on and wow.
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Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
thank you Roxylee
I love the sound of the Fitch cello--there is so much richness and texture to it, just like the colors of autumn.
Thanks again for taking time to comment...
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bobnisbet said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Lovely tune
Thanks for sharing your sublime tune. Please take a look at my Autumn in my Mind video set to another tune from Macjams.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIezgZGOXak

Cheers,
Bob Nisbet

Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
Thank you
I will go take a look at that video soon!
I'm glad you enjoyed this song, and that you took the time to leave a comment
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sloparts said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
You are as natural,
at making music, as it is for the leaves to pave the trail in gold Cat.

What so impresses me about you, Cat is that you see beauty in everything, and can translate that vision into music.

Wonderful, even with the broken sustain pedal. Thanks for sharing you Golf with us Cat.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
seeing beauty in everything...
...well, I try. Sometimes better than others...

I do know that when it struck me how the leaves were still golden upon the trail, it created a moment where there could be nothing more beautiful than the gold scattered everywhere I walked. And I couldn't lament the loss of the leaves, above.

I'll go walking there again this weekend, and I'm sure I'll find something lovely or poignant, or both, as I journey.

Thanks so much for your comments here.


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kassia said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
golden
Mysti, this is gorgeous. The oboe and cello - incredibly warm and full sounding. Fall always makes me sad...but not in a sad way, you know? More....wistful. So much emotion in this piece - perfectly wistful for this season. Thank you for sharing another beautiful song. And I truly love how much nature inspires you and your music making. I feel as if I get to accompany you on each hike you take through your songs and pictures and stories. It's wonderful. Thank you.
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Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
thank you kassia
It's true...about autumn and wistfulness and nature.
When I sit down and improvise, I don't know where this music comes from, but I'm glad it 'appears.'
Thank you so much for listening, and for sharing your thoughts on this composition here.
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BossHook said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
Very
contemplative and serene for the season, I was waiting for your voice but am going back again just to let the piano speak to me.
Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
thanks, Boss
I actually can hear a line of the lyrics "gold at my feet" in this...but who knows....?

For now, I'll let it be what it is.
Thanks for leaving a comment. I appreciate it!
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LunaTrick said 3302 days ago (November 6th, 2008)
My fave season also...
Love the drones in the strings here - and how you begin with a longing reed. Very impressionistic - and lovely!
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Mystified said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
thanks so much
...for the kind words. Impressionistic? I'd not thought of that, but that's cool :)
And it does fit...

Thanks, again.
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Skean said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
Lovely
A lovely piece of work.... Just so beautiful, as you always do your music... Peace
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elfdaughter said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
So beautiful..
So beautiful, and so sad - a lament for the dying season. And yet with a touch of hope, for the new dawning day, and the birth of the new cycle. I'm sorry, music like this gets me waxing lyrical.... stunning work, as always, mysti.
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EEFliess said 3302 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
should have kept quiet about the sustain...
nobody would have known any different.

this is a lovely piece, Cat!
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drakonis said 3301 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
The tug of Autumn
There is always a gentle pull on the breeze this time of year, drawing your gaze back over the year past, thoughtful, and not wishing to look forward to the bleak Winter ahead. Your music conveys this very clearly. Great choice of melody, harmony, and instrumentation to paint a picture of Fall.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Vic Holman said 3301 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
pure gold
the song really convey's feel of change.

true the colors are nice to see. unfortunately the world goes gray for the next 5 or 6 months. I'm already getting antsy for summer to return.

excellent tune!
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davisamerica said 3274 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
hi cat
thanks for posting this in the best of 2008 forum ... evidently i missed this. such a tender beauty of a track ... very lovely
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Philip18 said 2414 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Gold at my feet
I see "wistful" in the keywords and that sums it up for me. Gentle tune that lets the listener take some deep breaths. Thanks for posting it!
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