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This is the complete work. All four parts had been posted separately, including Ouzel (pronounced oozle), which was originally posted as "A New Unknown." Thanks to Mystified, who sings on Parts 1 and 4. This piece is dedicated to her.

I. Ouzel
II. Plains
III. Kalimba Sunday
IV. Rainforest Lament

Runs: 17:20

(What is an ouzel? It is a bird, also known as an American dipper, that 'flies' under white water in rivers like the St. Vrain in Colorado. Quite a sight. If you ever have a chance to hike along the St. Vrain up to Ouzel Falls, watch for the dippers.)

Photo: Water Ouzel
by William Sullivan
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Uploaded: Feb 06, 2006 - 08:25:21 AM
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2006 - 04:51:19 AM Last Played: Dec 04, 2018 - 01:39:53 AM
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Reinholt56 said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
Awe.........
This is a beautiful and evocative piece. It has now taken first place in my Tom Atwood favourites, over Revolving Doors.

It will join a small group of tunes by Macjammers that are on my iPod Nano.

Thanks for letting myself and fellow MJers listen to and appreciate this concept.

R.




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Tom Atwood said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
Awe.........
Thanks for those kind words, Reinholt56. Glad you took the time to listen to
this lengthy piece. Glad you like Revolving Doors, too. Thanks again!

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said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
You not only have...
the heart of a composer, you really have the skill. How you
"hear" this music and then translate it to the audio
composition is a wonderful talent and gift. Thanks for posting
all four movements together. To be DL-d when the work
day is done.
cheers...
Tom Atwood said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
You not only have...
Thanks, Jack. I appreciate you stopping by to listen, and I appreciate your
support and your comments.

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Cori Ander said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
I am truely impressed!

This is such an interesting suite. So much happening.

Listening to all the parts in a row, I hear a lot more depth and drama in
here than while listening to the separate parts! I am impressed about
how you have managed to make the parts follow so naturally upon
each other. Each part prepares for the next and each part comes as a
natural answer to the previous!

Beautiful Tom!
Just wonderful!
I am truely impressed!

/Curry

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Tom Atwood said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
I am truely impressed!
I was hoping these would 'work' once they were all together. Thanks for the
kind words, Curry.

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RickW said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
Congratulations!
Congrats Tom on finishing the project. I've got all four separate parts
already, but will download this when I can leave the phone off the hook all
day. :-) At 24kbps it will take probably that long to download. :-)

God bless,

Rick

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Tom Atwood said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
Congratulations!
I will email you about this, Rick. Thanks!

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tmcfate said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
pretty damn epic
. and a lot of work as well. i would be interested in hearing about your
work (on music )schedule and how you structure and balance your
days to get all this great work done. i dont coment on songs here a
lot, not because i dont care, i have a good sized colection of macjam
songs and i listen to them most of the time. you folks are the most
interesting thing going. and you tom are right near the top. but with
art i am more interested in learning from the process, mine or others,
than the finished work.
there are some amazingly gracefull pasages and surprises. great work
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Tom Atwood said 4886 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
pretty damn epic
How do I balance and structure my days? I am not sure that I do. Sometimes
they are out of balance because I spend too much time doing this. I'll email
you. Thanks, Tim!

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kristyjo said 4885 days ago (February 6th, 2006)
I've commented on some of the individual movements
But the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It does fit together well.
Great use of a variety of instrumental tone colors.
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Tom Atwood said 4885 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
I've commented on some of the individual movements
Thanks KJ for your comments here, and on previous posts of the individual
segments. I appreciate it.

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Mystified said 4885 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
I think I've used too many adjectives...
...in describing these pieces separately (as well as the rest of your works posted). They all sound pretty worn now: beautiful, amazing, inspiring. But they still apply.

As I've told you already, Tom, these are wonderful compositions, and it's been inspiring for me to watch you expand your musical reach with each new piece.
Thank you for letting me add my voice to these; it's an honor.

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Tom Atwood said 4884 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
I think I've used too many adjectives...
Thanks, Cat, for your unfailing support. Your voice brings life to this piece -
like a human spirit floating among the animatrons. Or something like that?

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Ed Hannifin said 4884 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Listen, Tom...
...this will sound wrong, but the more I listen to your music, the more
it strikes me that you sound like a REAL composer, and not like what
some might conceive to be some lesser, "Internet composer", or
something...

You're just genuinely good.

You're not pointlessly arty, or dissonant to prove a point, nor is your
music full of cliches, nor does it sound like it's trying too hard. It
varies, but it sounds like you in all varieties.

And your recordings are perfect.

Ed
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Tom Atwood said 4884 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Listen, Tom...
I'm not sure what I am, Ed, but what you said sounds good. In fact, if I ever
release another CD, can I use those comments?

Seriously, I do appreciate your remarks. In fact, your response is what I hope
for when doing this, so, thanks for that. The check is in the mail!

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millie said 4884 days ago (February 7th, 2006)
Beautiful
I am so impressed. I wish that I had your kind of talent. It's very soothing and relaxing.
renecalvo said 4884 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Amazing
Top notch production values. Who needs the movie. I can already see it
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renecalvo said 4884 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Amazing
Top notch production values. Who needs the movie. I can already see it
in my head.
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renecalvo said 4884 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Amazing
Top notch production values. Who needs the movie. I can already see it
in my head.
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renecalvo said 4884 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Amazing
Top notch production values. Who needs the movie. I can already see it
in my head.
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renecalvo said 4884 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Amazing
Top notch production values. Who needs the movie. I can already see it
in my head.
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renecalvo said 4884 days ago (February 8th, 2006)
Amazing
Top notch production values. Who needs the movie. I can already see it
in my head.
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packosmokes said 4883 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Holy geez wow!
I'm kind of awestruck. I'm not really sure what to say other than this is
a really powerful piece! Wonderful sound of nature and the
arrangement is beautiful! When Mysti's voice swells in it becomes even
more captivating! Quite an Opus!

Not sure what that lead instrument is in the second movement, but it's
absolutely splendid... has an asian flavor to it! Dazzling little rhythmic
ensemble happening in that one.

Ooo, then the third kicks in... the "single" of the four with it's catchy
melody. The life of an ouzel is truly a magical one! This is perhaps my
favorite of the four although, I haven't heard the 4th movement, yet.
I'm typing as I listen...

Wow, maybe the life of an ouzel is quite perilous based on the
beginning of this fourth and final movement! Very dark, with accents of
Peter Gabriel. Oh man, this is great! Mysti's voice just came in to
accompany a haunting piece that sound like a bit from all over the
world. Very cinematic!

Wow... 10s

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packosmokes said 4883 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Holy geez wow!
Oh, I can't vote! But if I could, I would've given it 10s :)

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Tom Atwood said 4883 days ago (February 9th, 2006)
Holy geez wow!
Thanks Mr Gray. The lead instrument in the 2nd part is an Erhu Violin, from
Jampack 6. Funny that you call part 3 the "single," because I agree with you it
is probably the most accessible section (although I doubt if any of these will
ever be played on the radio). Again, I appreciate the comments and and 10s
(in spirit).

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Einarus said 4881 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
Stunning
I'm not even sure where to start... so I just won't.
Loved every of the 1040 seconds. A wonderful journey through very
exotic locations.

The third part really left me in awe.

Gorgeous!
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ktb said 4881 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
thanks!
this is inspirational to me a song writer on a number of levels. the
patience and vision to produce this is admirable. very enjoyable
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Stun Nutz said 4868 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Ahhh yes...
When you do large pieces like this, it is nice to hear all the parts together.
There are too many short songs around here (especially mine), so this is a
nice change of pace. I think I enjoyed part 1 the best, for it's amazing
build and subtlety, then part 4 for the little things you threw in, such as
the "bird-like" sounds. The whole thing was nice, in fact, but I have a
little hangup about part 3... and it is because it reminds me of Canon in
D. I don't think it was your intention to sound like this piece, in fact I like
how your melody goes in different directions, but I am just so sick of
Canon in D! Just had to vent a little, that's all. Otherwise, great work...
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TobinMueller said 4856 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Elegant
Thrilling, elegant, evocative, textured, surrounding. Wonderful piece. Is
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TobinMueller said 4855 days ago (March 9th, 2006)
Elegant
Thrilling, elegant, evocative, textured, surrounding. Wonderful piece. Is
there a film to go with this fine piece?
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