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I wrote this a few weeks ago, a part of my "By The Numbers" series (No. 170). Lately, I've been fooling around with the addition of strings and horns to some of my more mellow piano numbers, and this one seemed to call out for the subtle additions. To me, there's a sense of some longing as the piece opens, but it breaks away into a kind of gentle daybreak and peacefulness. Thus, the song art. (I started a recording project a few years ago with the working title "Wake Me Gently." THIS number would fit well there. ... If you want to see or play the piano score, you can find it here:
http://www.paulpage.org/By_The_Numbers_files/One%20Hundred%20Seventy.mus.pdf
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Uploaded: Apr 12, 2016 - 10:16:36 AM
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sammydix said 469 days ago (April 12th, 2016)
I could
use that song art as an inspirational wallpaper. It "takes you there" the same way the music does. Don't know exactly why, but listening, for me, evoked the ocean with slow ebbing/flowing waves against the shoreline. A freedom of nature sort of image.
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MidiOrleans said 468 days ago (April 13th, 2016)
Longing
Bravo! I enjoyed your delightfully delicate orchestra sounds.
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Parichayaka said 467 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
Enjoyed!
Immensely.
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Bowman said 467 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
Another country
A lovely piece that transports one to another country.

It’s so successful that I’d love to have you take a look at a few points of your orchestral backing in particular at 3:11, 3:23-3:35 and your ending where there's a cut off where it calls for a softer more lingering release.

A minor technical adjustment that would enhance the glow of this gorgeous work.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Henke said 467 days ago (April 14th, 2016)
Longing for daybreak
Is not my best game, but after listening to this I might just have to change. Hearing this while waking up on a weekend morning wouldn't be so bad :-)

Thanks for the download,
Henrik
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H3nry said 466 days ago (April 15th, 2016)
A gentle start to a quiet day.
Don't know how you keep coming up with these lovely tunes.
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PeterB7858 said 466 days ago (April 15th, 2016)
Longing for Daybreak
I was enveloped by a wistful, melancholy in the first theme and, as you said, awaken and resolved by the second theme. Beautiful work, Paul. Thanks.
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DWL said 465 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
Yet another
Beautifully formed piece.

Contemplative yet uplifting

Cheers

Dick

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grah3am said 465 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
Soothing
We woke up to a thunderstorm today. I would have preferred this.
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egobandit said 465 days ago (April 16th, 2016)
always so beautiful
the strings tug at you while you play your way through tops!
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jfisenne said 464 days ago (April 17th, 2016)
Longing for Daybreak
I enjoyed listening to this very much. Beautiful piece!
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davisamerica said 463 days ago (April 18th, 2016)
And
You have done it again Paul .... Touched my heart.
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Narad said 449 days ago (May 2nd, 2016)
Longing for Daybreak
Very peaceful and soothing ! :)
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Ed Hannifin said 323 days ago (September 5th, 2016)
I particularly enjoy...
...the subtlety of the orchestra in terms of both lines and in terms of placement in the mix...At least on my headphones, it doesn't overwhelm the central treat, which is the piano playing...
Doug Somers said 264 days ago (November 3rd, 2016)
Gorgeous
The first part sounds a bit like it comes from the Russian school, and is departure from your normal style (I know, don't pigeon hole your work!).

This is so warm and rich even though it's understated masterfully. Less is certainly more, and this could be used as a teaching moment of that old saw.

Beautifully played, so expressive! Many thanks for the download.
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chikoppi said 20 days ago (July 5th, 2017)
Cinematic indeed
Ugh! There are so many great subtleties in this piece! It also presents a strong narrative as the melody shifts through variations - at once restful while constantly in thoughtful motion. I'm very tempted to download and interrogate the sheet music just to see if I can steal your secrets. Even if I could I doubt I'd manage to apply them as effectively or illustratively.
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