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Gethsemane


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Jon Swerens

 Genre: New Age

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Your criticism, please!

I composed "Gethsemane" as a song to be played during communion or the offering. And although people have said they liked it, I've also heard from a few that it's just too short. (Well, what can I say -- I go to a small church.)

So, my plan is to use this song as the "A" part of an A-B-A structured song.

Goood idea? Leave well enough alone? Let me know what you think.

In any case, this song will soon be compiled into a home-produced instrumental album, "Wordlessly," I'm composing for use during the rehearsal dinner for my brother's wedding in June.

The photo was taken on Blennerhassett Island, on the Ohio River near Parkersburg, W.Va.
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Uploaded: Jan 21, 2006 - 03:53:20 PM
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2006 - 08:56:23 PM Last Played: Mar 29, 2018 - 08:25:36 AM
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Yamaha P-60 88-key electronic piano
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Comments
RickW said 4625 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Nice meditative tune
Jon, I think this would be appropriate for either communion or the
offering. Since you have a small church, neither will take very long so the
length of this piece sounds about right.

Nicely composed and played.

God bless,

Rick

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Jon Swerens said 4624 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Nice meditative tune
Rick,

Thanks for your comments!

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angelweave said 4624 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Flowing
What a beautiful song. Thank you
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kristyjo said 4623 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
This could go either way
Or you could have it both ways. Continue to use it as it is now for offering
(I know i'm not supposed to have more than two minutes of music for
that, or it seems too long in our church.) Otherwise, it would sound good
as part of an ABA piece, but I'd truncate this section in that case. Then a B
section with a more rhythmic accompaniment, then back to A in a relative
key and then possibly a coda. Either way, you have solid material to build
on. My personal opinion is that it's a little repetitive as it stands now, but
for your use as offertory, it provides several exit points that are great for
that kind of playing situation.
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TobinMueller said 4620 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Solid New Age track
Very nice. Evenly played, solid form, very pleasing. I'd put it under New
Age, since it is solidly in that genre, in my ears. Fine new age track.
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sky shoes said 4620 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Comune
With this tune in ones head or heart, one could be just walking down this
dusty road and be in a spititual communion.
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Scott Carmichael said 4551 days ago (April 5th, 2006)
great stuff
rich mullen is one of my Fav.... you have a heart felt instrumental
here... looking forward to more... I grew up in Indiana also.. went to
IU... keep the home fires burning
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Scott Carmichael said 4551 days ago (April 5th, 2006)
great stuff
rich mullen is one of my Fav.... you have a heart felt instrumental
here... looking forward to more... I grew up in Indiana also.. went to
IU... keep the home fires burning
Check out my latest song called Dogwood
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Name: Jon Swerens
Location: Fort Wayne Indiana USA
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My wife and I live in a house-shaped house in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with our four children (ages 15 to 8), a dog, a cat, and occasional mice and bats.I'm a singer-songwriter with a piano instead of a guitar in a gentle pop sort of way.Influences on my... [see more]

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