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I think this is another fine example of beautiful music that was written such a long time ago. This one by George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward in their 1935 stunning Opera, Porgy and Bess.
I have taken the liberty of showcasing this gorgeous melody by using several instruments on my KORG, along with the piano. Sit back and relax, I'm hoping my arrangement will sooth your soul. (I hope, I hope, I hope....)
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Uploaded: Jun 27, 2012 - 04:30:07 PM
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2012 - 04:30:07 PM Last Played: Mar 30, 2017 - 08:23:11 PM
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alackbass said 1941 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
Summertime
Consider my soul thoroughly soothed! I like the flute sound taking the melody. Are you doing anything special to manipulate the vibrato? Whatever you're doing, I like it. I always enjoy your gentle approach to piano accompaniment. Very musical without ever getting in the way of the featured voice.
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SylviaD said 1941 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
I'm so glad
this worked for your discerning ears, Andy. No I didn't do anything special for the flute, except that one of my daughters was a flutist, so when I play the flute instrument on the keyboard, I try to hold the notes the way I think she would have played them. I do the same with Clarinet and violins - two other daughters' instruments of choice. Thanks once more for your great comment! love ya!
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magnatone said 1941 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
Summertime
i just LOVE this song, and your version here is really excellent sylvia - what a treat! i really like your instrument choices - all blends beautifully - i feel like i'm in a hammock, swaying to and fro - thanks!
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SylviaD said 1941 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
hammock, summer
HA! That's exactly the feeling I was hoping my listeners would have. Thank you for this!
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Daugrin said 1941 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
Hey Mom!
I'm home! Listening to what you have cooked up here, great stuff. This arrangement is sultry and warm. At this
tempo the thing just drips honey.

Daug
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SylviaD said 1940 days ago (June 28th, 2012)
Yes!
So glad to see you back 'home'! And so glad you enjoy what you are hearing. Thanks TONS!
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Feter said 1941 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
Summertime
Lovely arrangement ..
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SylviaD said 1940 days ago (June 28th, 2012)
Feter
I'm so happy that you stopped by to listen! Thank you.
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abzwork said 1941 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
Summertime..
Very sultry rendition brings back all the smiles that such a magnificent piece can conjur..luv every note here...:):):)peace
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SylviaD said 1940 days ago (June 28th, 2012)
Uh-huh
One can hardly miss when working with such great music. Thanks so much for your support.
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tf10music said 1941 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
I like
the tone in that flute -- this sounds like a track someone like Lonnie Johnson could have thrived singing over, if he had been into instrumental arrangements. It's got just the right amount of stillness.
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SylviaD said 1940 days ago (June 28th, 2012)
I love
to receive insightful comments like this. It helps so much to know what I'm doing right. Thank you!
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Symphony101 said 1939 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
Lovely
version of a very beautiful tune ! Thank you Sylvia !
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SylviaD said 1938 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
So happy
that you found this and stopped to listen. Thank you, Yves!
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egobandit said 1939 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
Porgy
This kinda staggers, in all the right ways keys just flow I am relaxed :)!
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SylviaD said 1938 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
That is
a cool observation! I never thought of it staggering, but when I read that, I listened again from your perspective and lo and behold! it staggers! Thanks for coming by!
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rok41 said 1939 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
Summertime
Oh Sylvia, this is one of my favorites from you...the pacing is patient and understated and really lets those flute tones breathe. I love that you change the chordal structure but stay true to the melody, it's a sign of someone who is secure in their craft, and beautiful in their approach.
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SylviaD said 1938 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
Chris
your comments are so generous! I love to hear from you because I always learn something! Thanks you TONS for coming by to listen to me play. You made my day! Somewhere in the back of my mind, I'm thinking of something we might try together....just an idea right now, and I'll let you know if I can come up with anything worth working with.
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Jarvoid said 1938 days ago (July 1st, 2012)
Summertime.....
as I look out of my back room window over the mizzle topped rooves and the backdrop of the threatening rain clouds I wonder what Summertime is ! I don't know if you have had as miserable a June as we have over in UK but this certainly lifts the mood a degree or two.....now where's me mint julep !!

Jarvo
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SylviaD said 1937 days ago (July 1st, 2012)
Chris
I can remember many a New England June such as you describe. I guess we all have to have our turn. I'm very pleased that you tuned in and you were able to 'escape' for a few minutes. Thanks for the listen!
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Demeter7 said 1937 days ago (July 1st, 2012)
One of
the most emotive versions of a favorite I've ever heard. You had some fun improvising. It conjures sweltering heat and pent up desire.
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SylviaD said 1937 days ago (July 1st, 2012)
Improv
with chords and accompaniment only. I always strive to stay tru to the written melody. As for sweltering heat, etc....yes! That happens! It really pleases me that you stopped by to listen! Thank you!
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neilh79 said 1936 days ago (July 3rd, 2012)
Summertime
Really nice tune Sylvia, really well executed, enjoyed thankyou
Philip18 said 1936 days ago (July 3rd, 2012)
Smooth
A gentle approach to this wonderful tune. Good use of a variety of instruments. Played with relaxed ease. Much enjoyed!
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