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the road less traveled (2trx2011)


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Mystified

 Genre: Piano

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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

~Robert Frost


A Sunday evening improvisation: JamPack Steinway Piano and Orchestra cello.

photo by Cat 2-21-11
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Uploaded: Feb 28, 2011 - 10:02:57 AM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2011 - 02:40:54 PM Last Played: Jul 09, 2017 - 10:12:41 PM
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Bubowski said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Sigh
A beautiful mood and piece. :-)
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thanks so much...
...for your very kind words, and the note you sent, too :)

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Honza said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
The road ...
Music and a message so simple and so meaningful. Thank you!
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
And thank YOU--
...for listening and for leaving a comment :)
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jodyrush said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Nice Piece Cat.
Very well played and the mood set was serene.
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thank you very much
Thanks for the listen, and for the lovely comment :)
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papag said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Wonderful
Piece of magic.

Thanks for the download :)
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Glad to offer the download--
Thank you for your very nice words, and I'm so glad you liked this well enough to listen to it again :)
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davajonah said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
'Tis
lovely. The strings in the background are beautiful. Very nice piece of work.
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Hi davajonah :)
Strings--especially cellos--always seem to 'ground' a piece for me. I'm glad you liked the addition, too.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :)
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grahame1956 said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Beautiful
and serene and relaxing. A lovely piece of music. Good 2 track job
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thank you
Thanks for letting me know that you enjoyed this song :)
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bud said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Simply beautiful Cat
like that great photo. What a warm and sensitive piece - I could imagine a fire softly crackling in the hearth while you're playing this. Wonderful.
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
That photo...
...is where I was snowshoeing a week ago. A beautiful place to be, for sure. Thank you!
Thanks for your comments here, bud. Much appreciated :)
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jdholliday said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
wow
very nicely played beautiful melody, excellent recording!
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thanks so much...
...for stopping by to listen and for leaving such a lovely comment :)
i'm glad you enjoyed this.
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PeterB7858 said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Beautiful, serene....
Hi Cat. First time I have had a chance to listen to one of your posts. Glad I finally have! Beautiful, serene piano piece that is lifted by the subtle cello floating in the background. Very enjoyable listen. Thanks for the download. Warm regards, Peter.
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Happy to offer the download...
...and very appreciative of the kind words here :) Thank you!
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alackbass said 2368 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
the road less traveled (2trx2011)
This is simply beautiful! Piano and strings! Timeless! Majestic! We have a winner!
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thanks so much...
...for the lovely comments! :) I'm glad you enjoyed this song.
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awigze said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
one track
would have worked for me.... beautiful piece. Thank you!
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thank you :)
I'm glad you enjoyed this one--thanks for taking the time to let me know.
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davisamerica said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
been waiting
...not disappointed ...... a beauty lady.
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thanks, Jack :)
Your kind words are always appreciated...
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sheilad said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
I love
hearing a piano played. This is wonderful with just the one track but the orchestration really adds to it. Thank you for sharing this
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thank you :)
Yeah...there's something about the rich, dark sound of cellos that I love to pair with the piano. I'm glad you liked the result. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!
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R wright said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Bueatiful piece
I wish I could play piano like that, just a great sound and it seems to flow through your fingers.
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Thank you...
...for taking the time to leave a comment and letting me know you enjoyed this song :)
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
BIttersweet.
Overcast, melancholy and delicately beautiful, if fleetingly so.
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Funny thing...
...that "Bittersweet" was a working title of this song. Melancholy seems a common thread in many of my improvisations, but I've always been drawn to minor keys, too.
Thank you for listening, and for taking the time to leave a comment :)
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Outtaorbit said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Ahhhh.........
Always so sad..... But I can't help but listen.... for over 40 months have not heard one bad note from you...... great stuff
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Thank you, Patrick
:)
(shhh....I edit out any bad notes!)
Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words.
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Alannah said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
This is so pretty .....
... too bad it wasn't a three track challenge ... then I would have also been able to enjoy the Mystification of your unique vocal stylings .....
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Thank you, Alannah
...Look for a new version from Sonic Magpie at some point--added vocals are a possibility!
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DavidConnell said 2367 days ago (February 28th, 2011)
Very nice
Very nice.
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Thank you...
...for listening and for leaving a comment :)
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particledots said 2367 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
i want to be in the snow
but it never snows here - so this is the next best thing

lets see what the sonicmagpie can do with this shall we?

:-)
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Mystified said 2367 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
Plenty of snow here...

...so I'll just keep sharing photos of it, then!

I'm very much looking forward to hearing/seeing how this evolves and, with the few changes you've made already, I love the direction it's going!
Thank you, B!! :)

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MarkHolbrook said 2367 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
A cat
2 tracker! yah! The piano work is exquisite and I could listen to it alone all day long. Except after a 7.5 hour flight from Dulles to Copenhagen, I'm dragging and you are putting me to sleep! That's a good thing I guess! Very nice work!
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Mystified said 2358 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thank you, Mark :)
I appreciate you leaving a comment--even after the music nearly put you to sleep! ;)

Thanks so much for listening!
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Social_Ice said 2367 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
plea sing....
a very nice listen....pleasing to my ears! ~barbara
Mystified said 2358 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thank you, Barbara :)
So glad that you enjoyed this--thanks for letting me know!
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fasteddie said 2367 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
wow
that is one really beautiful track.

Thanks for sharing!
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Mystified said 2358 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Hey, fasteddie--
Thank you for stopping by, taking the time to listen, and leaving such kind words :)
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dimm witness said 2366 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
love it!
love it love it! we need a cd comp of these great songs. best. challenge. ever.

really good thanks for this ms mysti :-)
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Mystified said 2358 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Hey :)
Thank you for the very nice words! I still have to go listen to the other submissions! I'd better do that soon!
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J.A.Stewart said 2365 days ago (March 2nd, 2011)
Peaceful and Pensive
Lovely piece, Cat. Gentle and yet powerful in its introspective pace and beautiful melody. ;)
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Mystified said 2358 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thank you :)
What lovely comments--thanks so much for stopping by and listening!
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Jarvoid said 2364 days ago (March 4th, 2011)
Ah, a little oasis of calm
and serenity in amongst the louder (but still great fun) pieces in this challenge.....Sunday evening improvisations should be de rigeur in the Mystified household,thanks for sharing this.It has been whisked off to pastures new....


Jarvoid
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Mystified said 2358 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks, Jarvoid :)
I appreciate the kind words--and so poetic, too! I'm glad you enjoyed this enough to download and listen again!
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Hickling_Stan said 2363 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
simple
and so very effective....I took the wrong road some years ago but now have finally found myself on the right track!! Cheers Mark
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Mystified said 2358 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thanks, Mark :)
I appreciate your comments here. Thanks so much for stopping by, listening, and sharing your thoughts!
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gail60 said 2363 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
wow...
Oh my...This is beautiful. Very soothing, very comfortable and serene! It is just perfect to hear. Terrific job as always!
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Mystified said 2358 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Thank you, Gail :)
So nice to see your comments here--thank you for taking the time to stop by! Hope you are doing well!
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Henke said 2363 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
Thanks Cat
You may be most famous for your beautiful and versatile voice but I really like your piano pieces as well, and this is no exception. Very gently played, which I like, and a serene composition perfect for winding down on a Saturday evening. Thanks especially for the download...

/Henke
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paul f. page said 2362 days ago (March 5th, 2011)
The sad little theme...
is very compelling, drawing the listener into your mood and your thoughtful considerations of direction both musically and metaphorically. This kind of peace can get out of hand really easily, but you hold the reins ...That resolve at 2:16 or so is just beautiful. What a lovely thing to hear this evening. Thank you.
(Bring the cello up a little in the mix. It is a little TOO subtle.)
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ChristopherCihon said 2359 days ago (March 9th, 2011)
Nice Piece!
Very mello and a great vibe.

Thanks for the d/l.


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jiguma said 2357 days ago (March 10th, 2011)
Beautiful!
Nice one Cat.
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Doug Somers said 2354 days ago (March 14th, 2011)
As if in a dream
A hint of melancholy mixed with hope; gently reflective and peaceful. Your fingers on the keyboard have the same haunting sensitivity as your voice in your vocals. The cellos are a magical touch. I'd love to hear a little more volume there - just a bit in places here and there where the piano plays the loudest.

Marvelous! An early morning treat for my ears.

Thanks,
Doug
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jazzman1 said 2318 days ago (April 18th, 2011)
So serene
So refreshing to hear someone who truly plays from their heart. I feel very blessed to have found your music. Thank you again!!!!!
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H3nry said 2276 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Simplicity.
Your music reminds me that a fine melody and simple performance is all that is required. You have a gift for it.
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I love how your style in piano playing
has that wide open river feel going out to sea into tranquility. So precious!
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